Auditing Courses

Auditing a course is the privilege of being present in the classroom when space is available. No credit is involved, no examinations are required, and no grades are reported. Attendance, class preparation and participation are at the discretion of the department head and/or instructor. Permission to register for a class on an audit basis must be granted in writing by the instructor. Also see information on auditors in the University Catalog.

Currently Enrolled Students
  • A student may not register to audit a course after the first week of class for the semester. The semester dates can be found at
  • A student must officially register for an audited class in the University Registrar’s Office, 180 Mossman Building. Audits cannot be processed on the Web or through the online override system.
  • Written permission from the instructor is required in order to audit a course; such written permission must be processed in the University Registrar’s Office, 180 Mossman Building.
  • Charges for Audits are dependent on a Student’s Time Status, and are applied by the UNCG Cashier’s Office. Please visit for additional information.
Visiting Auditors
Audit Registration Dates

Students may register to audit courses from the first day of classes to the “Last day to change course(s) or course section(s)” on the Academic Calendar. This includes the last day to change a course from audit to credit status or from credit to audit status.

Cancellation of Registration

Cancellation of a student’s registration occurs under the following circumstances:

Failure to Pay Tuition and Fees by Stated Deadlines

Payment of bills for the Fall and Spring Semesters must be made in the Cashiers and Student Accounts Office, 151 Mossman Building, by the deadline dates set by that Office and published in the semester Schedule of Courses booklets. The deadline dates are also set forth in the instructions sent to students with their bills. 

Payments not received by these dates will result in the cancellation of registration. It is the student’s responsibility to verify that Financial Aid awards are in order or to make other payment arrangements with the Cashiers and Students Accounts Office. Students should contact the Cashiers and Student Accounts Office (336/334-5831) with any questions about tuition and fees or the payment process. Also see Late Registration Fee.

Failure to Provide Immunization Records

Students who have been admitted to UNCG are required by North Carolina General Statute 130A to submit an immunization form with appropriate verification of immunizations. This form is supplied by the admitting office and must be satisfactorily completed and returned to UNCG Student Health Services.

Failure to comply with this requirement will result in the student’s being administratively withdrawn from the University.

This requirement applies to all students, regardless of whether they are part-time or full-time. Students subjected to an administrative withdrawal for failure to comply with medical clearance requirements are entitled to a refund, subject to the guidelines of the university’s Refund Policy.


Course Withdrawal/Add Dates 

The course registration process occurs online through UNCGenie. See registration instructions for course withdrawal/add step-by-step assistance. Continuing students must obtain the advising code from the assigned academic advisor/unit.  This advising code is used for making any registration adjustments throughout the semester in UNCGenie.

  • Schedule Adjustment The schedule adjustment period allows undergraduate students to modify their schedules without having any modifications documented on their academic records or counting toward the course withdrawal limits outlined in the UNCG Course Withdrawal Policy. Please note some courses periodically follow an abbreviated schedule adjustment period.  See the Parts of Term calendar for all schedule adjustment dates.
  • Withdrawals without Incurring a WF Grade Undergraduate students who have not exceeded the course withdrawal limits outlined in the UNCG Course Withdrawal Policy may withdraw from a fifteen-week course or courses after the schedule adjustment period but prior to the last day to withdraw without incurring a WF grade. These withdrawn courses will be recorded with a W or WX grade. All WX grades count toward the 16 semester-hour limit and are subject to tuition surcharge calculations, financial aid, and academic standing rules.  For the shorter parts of term, please be sure to follow the Parts of Term calendar for withdrawal dates and deadlines.
  • Withdrawals with Academic Penalty Course withdrawals for fifteen-week courses that occur after the last day to withdraw without incurring a WF grade are calculated as an F (failing) grade.  For the shorter parts of term, please be sure to follow the Parts of Term calendar for withdrawal dates and deadlines.

Course Withdrawal Limits Beginning Fall 2014, undergraduate students are limited to withdrawing from a maximum of 16 semester hours during their undergraduate career. Courses that count toward the 16-hour limit receive a WX grade. All WX grades are subject to tuition surcharge calculations, financial aid, and academic standing rules. Courses that exceed the 16-hour maximum earn a WF, regardless of when the student withdraws from the course. The following hours do not count in the 16 hour limit:

  • Withdrawal hours accrued prior to Fall 2014
  • Withdrawals (Drops) during the schedule adjustment period.
  • Total withdrawal from all courses prior to the last day to withdraw without academic penalty.
  • Course withdrawals approved through the Course Withdrawal Request process in the Students First Office

For more information please see: or the Course Withdrawal Policy in the University Catalog.

Adding Closed or Restricted Courses 

To add any class without a waiting list that is closed or restricted, you must obtain special permission from the department or instructor.  The process that allows the instructor to override his or her own courses is online through UNCGenie.  

Once the professor has given the online override, you may register on the Web. Instructions for the online override process are here.

Withdrawal from All Courses 

Students who must withdraw from the University may do so by withdrawing from all courses via the Web through UNCGenie.

Students who withdraw from all courses are considered to be withdrawn from the University and must seek reactivation or readmission through Undergraduate Admissions or The Graduate School to return to school in subsequent terms.

See the Military Call-Up Policy that governs withdrawal of students called to active duty.


Holds may be placed on individual students that prevent registration. These holds may be placed by various Administrative Offices at UNCG.Viewing Holds: These holds can be viewed in UNCGenie under the Student tab, in the Student Records Section, at the “View Holds” link.Holds Contacts: If you have questions about a hold on your record, or wish to resolve a hold, please contact the office listed in UNCGenie under “Originator”.

Payments and Bills

Cashiers and Student Accounts Office 151 Mossman Building 1202 Spring Garden Street Greensboro NC 27412 336/334-5831

Credit and Payment Policy

Full payment of your student account balance confirms your registration in classes. Failure to pay your bill or to obtain a deferment (based on Financial Aid awards, third-party arrangements, or outside scholarships) will result in the cancellation of your registration. All tuition and fees, additional semester charges (such as room and board), and any prior balances, must be paid in full by the stated payment deadlines. See the Cashier’s Office Website for these dates. If you have any questions about payment of your student account, please contact the Cashiers & Student Accounts Office, 336/334-5831 or toll-free at 1-877-286-8250.

Payment Deadlines


Application for In-State Tuition Status 

Tuition status cannot be changed at the time of registration. Please refer to the Residency topic in the University Catalog for a complete explanation of the North Carolina residency requirements for tuition purposes.

Late Registration Fees

Early Registration—$35.00
Continuing students eligible to register during early registration for the following semester who choose not to do so, or who fail to confirm their registration, are charged a late fee of $35.00.

Late Registration—$75.00
Students who register after the Registration Deadlines, whether for the first time with written permission or after being reinstated after a cancellation. Due to COVID-19, this fee will not be accessed during Fall 2020.

These fees are non refundable.

Online/Off-Campus/Distance Learning Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fee rates per credit hour for students in Online or Off-Campus Programs may be assessed at different rates. See for rate information.

Online Courses

Student Types

  • Greensboro Main Campus Student – Students who are not in an online degree seeking program (examples: physically located on campus, visions, visiting students, consortium, auditors).
  • Online Degree Seeking Student – Students accepted into an approved online degree seeking program (see for additional information). Students in an online degree seeking program are not eligible to attend courses offered on campus (coded as “Greensboro Main” under Campus in the Class Schedule). The exception process, and associated form, can be found at

Online Courses

Greensboro main campus students and online degree seeking students are eligible to register for online courses (coded as “Online” under Campus in the Class Schedule). These courses are well-suited for independent learners that want more flexibility in their schedule. Course sections are delivered in a fully online setting via the following formats:

Synchronous: course includes a specific meeting pattern with “live” interaction

Asynchronous: course does not include a meeting pattern or “live” interaction


Some online courses require that exams be proctored via UNC Online or using the option of coming to the UNCG campus to take the exam on a specific date and time. Instructors determine which proctoring options will be acceptable for their respective classes. Information regarding available dates for each proctored exam will be provided by the instructor to students by the first day of class each semester via the course syllabus and Canvas.

Fees: There may be additional fees associated with online courses for verification of student identity for proctored examinations.

Online degree seeking students may incur additional fees based on the online delivery mode (see for additional information).

Placement Tests for Undergraduates

American Sign Language 

All students who have had prior experience with American Sign Language in high school or elsewhere, or who are deaf or hard of hearing and consider themselves native signers, or who are transfer students, must have taken the placement exam to enroll in SES 102 American Sign Language II through SES 306 American Sign Language VI. Students may make an appointment to take the placement exam by calling the Professions in Deafness Program 336/256-1217. The test takes approximately one hour to an hour and a half and is a written and performance exam. A study guide and additional information is provided on the Professions in Deafness Program Web site,

Foreign Language

French, German, Latin, Russian, or Spanish students with one or more years of high school French, German, Latin, Russian, or Spanish who wish to continue the study of that same language at UNCG must take the Language Placement Test before registering for these courses. Placement tests are offered only for these languages; students should consult departments about placement in other languages.

Incoming transfer students returning to the study of French, German, Russian, or Spanish begun in high school but not previously pursued at the college level, must also take the test.

Transfer students with college-level foreign languages credit are encouraged to take the placement exam to determine their best starting point. Language Placement Test scores are valid for one year after the test is taken. The test can be taken only once yearly. Once a student has begun the lower-level sequence (101–204/241), he or she cannot retake the placement exam in order to place out of any of the remaining courses in the sequence. If students have high school foreign language deficiency of one unit, they must take the Language Placement Test if they wish to continue their high school language.

If they plan to begin a new foreign language or if they have a deficiency of two units, they do not take the placement test; they enroll in first semester courses. These scores are binding unless placement change is initiated by the instructor. Foreign Language Placement Tests will be held as follows:

French, German, Russian, and Spanish

Contact the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures:
Phone: 334-5655
2321 Moore Humanities and Research Administration Building
Between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

(test taken on computer; scores are available immediately and are valid for one year)


Contact the Classical Studies Department:
Phone: 334-256-0389
1103 Moore Humanities and Research Administration Building
Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Placement tests are also given at SOAR.

Mathematics Placement Test

There is no prerequisite for MAT 112, 115, and 150; hence, no student is required to take the mathematics placement test.

Science or Business majors with very strong backgrounds in precalculus or calculus should consult (at least two months prior to the beginning of a semester via with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in order to discuss the possibility of taking the Mathematics Placement Test. 

Placement Test Scores

Scores will be available from the respective departments within 24 hours after the tests are taken. Students should pick up their scores before meeting with their advisors.

Prerequisite Checking

A prerequisite is a course that must be completed before another course may be taken. Prerequisites are indicated in the online catalog after the course title, indicating the courses that must be met before that course may be taken. Students may not enroll in a course without having completed the proper prerequisites unless the prerequisites have been waived by the department in which the course is offered.

Real-time, automated prerequisite checking is active for all courses. Students who attempt to register for a course section for which they do not have the prerequisite will receive this error message: PREQ/TEST SCORE ERROR. This means they do not have the prerequisite. Instructors may override a prerequisite requirement for individual students by using the Registration Override function available to them on UNCGenie.

This override, once entered by the instructor, allows the student to register him/herself through UNCGenie.

Waitlisting in UNCGenie

(See for step-by-step instructions to register for a waitlisted course.)

  • Waitlisting is available on a course-by-course basis at the preference of the instructor. Not every course will have a waitlist.
  • If activated by the instructor, waitlisting will be available during Drop/Add for continuing students (Registration by Appointment for new students) and closes after the registration period for that course.
  • Once a waitlisted course reaches the maximum enrollment and the waitlist feature is engaged, it will no longer appear in the “Detailed Class Schedule” search available on UNCGenie. The course will appear using only the simple “Class Schedule” search in UNCGenie (This screen is identified by having only three search fields: Term, Subject, and Course Category.).
  • The number of spots available on the waitlist for each course is limited. If all of the spots are full, the system will return a message that the request failed. Continue to monitor the course for possible openings.
  • Waitlist notifications are sent to the e-mail address that the student has as identified as “preferred” in UNCGenie. Students should verify that the “preferred” e-mail in the “Personal Information” section of UNCGenie is set to the iSpartan address.
  • If a seat becomes available in a course with a waitlist, the first person on the waitlist will receive an e-mail notification and will be granted a 24-hour window to add the course. Only the first person on the waitlist will be notified and no one else will be able to add that course during the 24-hour window.
  • If the student does not add the course within the 24-hour window following notification, the student will be dropped from the waitlist and the opportunity to add the course will be extended to the next person on the waitlist.
  • If the student misses the window to add the course, the student is no longer on the waitlist for the course. The student must submit a new request to be added to the waitlist and will lose all previous ranking on the waitlist. Students should check e-mail on a regular basis when waitlisted for a course.
  • Signing up for a course waitlist does not affect the number of hours registered. Adding the course after notification does.
  • If the waitlisted course has a corequisite, the corequisite course must be added simultaneously with the waitlisted course.