General Information

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 Undergraduate Bulletin.

Currently Enrolled Students

  • A student may not register to audit a course after the first week of class for the semester. The deadline to register for or declare an audit for Fall 2016 is Friday, August 26, 2016.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Full-time UNCG students may audit one course per semester without additional charge.
  • Part-time UNCG students may audit no more than two courses per semester and are charged a $15 fee for each audited course.

Visiting Auditors

A person who does not wish to be officially enrolled at UNCG should contact the Division of Continual Learning (336-315-7044) for information about auditing courses. A fee of $125 is charged to non-students auditing a course for which no record will be established. Persons who are not currently enrolled at UNCG but who desire a record of enrollment as an auditor should follow regular admission, registration, and fee payment outlined previously.

Audit Registration Dates for Spring 2016

Students may register to audit courses beginning on Monday, January 11, 2016.

Friday, January 15, 2016 is the last day to change a course from audit to credit status or from credit to audit status, and is the last day to register for or add a course without obtaining special permission.

Audit Registration Dates for Fall 2016

Students may register to audit courses beginning on Monday, August 22, 2016.

Friday, August 26, 2016 is the last day to change a course from audit to credit status or from credit to audit status, and is the last day to register for or add a course without obtaining special permission.

Fees for All Students

See the Cashiers and Student Accounts Web site for complete fee information:

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 the University Registrar and published in the semester Schedule of Courses booklets. The deadline dates are also set forth in the instructions mailed 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 State law 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 Gove Student Health Center.

Failure to comply with this requirement within thirty calendar days from the first day of registration will result in the student’s being administratively withdrawn from the University.

Once dropped from the University, the student must re-apply for admission should he or she wish to return the following semester or any time thereafter.

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.

Fall 2016: Drop/Add

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.

March 28, 2016–August 26, 2016:  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.

August 27, 2016-October 14, 2016:   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.

Beginning October 15, 2016:   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 during the schedule adjustment period (March 28-August 26, 2016)
  • Total withdrawal from all courses prior to the last day to withdraw without academic penalty (October 14, 2016)
  • Course withdrawals approved through the Course Withdrawal Request process in the Students First Office

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.

Inter-Institutional Registration

Further inter-institutional registration information is available in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Consortium Registration
University Registrar’s Office

180 Mossman, 1202 Spring Garden Street

Greensboro NC 27412

Registration for Courses at: Bennett College, Elon University, Guilford College, High Point University,Greensboro College, Guilford Technical Community College,North Carolina A&T State University, and UNCG

The Greater Greensboro Consortium (GGC) is designed to expand the course options available to Degree-Seeking students who are currently enrolled in one of the eight colleges and universities in the surrounding area. Its primary purpose is to assist a student in registering for a course(s) elsewhere that is unavailable in a given semester on the student’s home campus.

UNCG students who wish to enroll in courses at one or more of the Consortium schools may obtain the necessary forms from the University Registrar’s Office or The Graduate School Office.

Course Schedule information for most of the participating schools is available online and a brochure describing Consortium registration procedures is available in the University Registrar’s Office.

The dropping of a course should be initiated on the host campus. Regulations of the host campus relative to withdrawal and grades apply. Students must also notify the registrar on their home campus of any courses dropped.

Students from other Consortium institutions who wish to take courses at UNCG may present the approved forms at the University Registrar’s Office during the period designated on the Registration Calendar. Instructions for completing registration will be available at that time.

Consortium students wishing to enroll in courses in the Bryan School of Business and Economics must meet the entrance requirements required of UNCG students. Transcripts from the home institution will be required by the Bryan School before enrollment will be approved.

Payments and Bills

Cashiers and Student Accounts Office

151 Mossman Building

1202 Spring Garden Street

Greensboro NC 27412


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 Registration Calendar.

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 for Fall 2016

Please note: bills are sent electronically only to the student and not to parents, guardians, or other individuals. However, if the student opts for another individual to receive a billing notification, the student must sign up that individual as an Authorized User. This can be done online thru the Student Account Center.

Fall Registration Periods Fall Payment Deadlines
March 28–April 21, 2016

May 2 – July 5, 2016

Bills will be sent electronically to students who register between March 28 and April 21 and May 2 and July 5. The payment deadline is July 29, 2016.
July 6–August 2, 2016 Bills will be sent electronically to students who register between July 6 and August 2. The payment deadline is August 26, 2016.
August 3-August 26, 2016 Bills will NOT be sent to students who register on or after August 3. The payment deadline is August 26, 2016.
Check with Cashiers & Student Accounts Office at 336/334-5831 if you have questions about your bill or the payment deadline.

Cancellation of Registration

Those not paying by the stated deadlines will be canceled from their classes. Total payment must be received by the indicated payment deadlines in the Cashiers & Student Accounts Office or your registration will be canceled.

If you need additional information about paying your bill, please call the Cashiers & Student Accounts Office, 336/334-5831.

Prior Balances

Prior semester balances, if any, must also be paid when you pay your fall bill.

Financial Aid Awards/TuitionPay Plans

Students whose bills show a “0” balance due to financial aid awards, or who are using the TuitionPay Monthly Payment Plan to cover the cost of tuition and fees, should carefully follow payment instructions found online at to make certain their registrations are confirmed by the Cashiers & Student Accounts Office.

Application for In-State Tuition Status

Tuition status cannot be changed at the time of registration. Please refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin or Graduate School Bulletin for a complete explanation of the North Carolina residency requirements for tuition purposes.

Correct E-mail Address

A number of students do not receive their bills each semester because they neglect to keep their addresses current or neglect to check their UNCG e-mail accounts. Be sure to update your e-mail addresses using UNCGenie’s E-mail Address Change feature. Billing notifications are sent to students’ Preferred addresses. If no address is selected as Preferred, the UNCG e-mail address is used.

Payment Methods

You may mail your payment to or pay your bill in the Cashiers & Student Accounts Office. You are urged to mail your payment as soon as possible in order to expedite the confirmation of your registration.

Also, a secured deposit box located outside the Cashiers & Student Accounts Office will allow students to deposit their billing statements and exact-amount payments at any time, including evenings and weekends.

Payments may be made by cash, check, credit card, or University-approved financial aid. Checks must include the student’s ID number and should be made payable to: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. WebCheck payments may still be made online without charge. Payments made by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express can only be made online with a 2.75% convenience fee charge. The convenience fee minimum is $3.00.

More information is available on the UNCG Cashiers Payment Information Page at

Late Registration Fees

Early Registration—$30.00

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 $30.00.

Late Registration—$45.00

Students who register after registration has closed, whether for the first time with written permission or after being reinstated, or reregistered, after a cancellation.

Waiver of the late fee will be considered only when it can be demonstrably shown that the university, through one of its offices or officials, was directly responsible for the failure of the student to complete registration. Late Fee Waiver Forms may be obtained from the University Registrar’s Office, Mossman Building.

Distance Learning/Off-Campus Fees

Tuition and fee rates per credit hour for distance learning/off-campus courses—those in UNCGenie with a campus code
of D—are assessed at distance learning rates.

See for rate information. Technology and administrative computing fees per credit hour as well as a registration fee are also charged.

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 SpanishStudents 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,

334-5655, 2321 Moore Humanities and Research Administration Building

between 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,


1103 Moore Humanities and Research Administration Building

between 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. See

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 bulletins after the course title and credit by Pr. followed by the requirements 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 head of the department in which the course is offered.

Real-time, automated prerequisite checking is active for courses numbered 599 and lower.

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 (it does not indicate any sort of problem with tests or test scores).

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.

ROTC Registration (see Consortium Registration)

University Registrar’s Office

180 Mossman Building

1202 Spring Garden Street

Greensboro NC 27412


The United States Air Force and Army Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) programs are available to UNCG students through the Greater Greensboro Consortium on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University. As a member of the Consortium, UNCG offers students these opportunities for leadership training and a commission in the Army or Air Force through cross-registration at N.C. A&T State University.

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 Apointment for new students) and closes on the Friday before the first day of classes for the term.
    • 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 avialable 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.