Advising and Personal Development Center

Advising

As you prepare for advising each semester, it may also be helpful to remember the following requirements and procedures:

  • You must be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours to be considered a full-time student. On average, students enroll in 15-17 semester hours each semester to stay on track to graduate in 4 years.
  • Students are not permitted to take more than 18 semester hours each fall or spring semester without first receiving approval from their academic advisor. To pursue more than 18 semester hours in a fall or spring semester, you must fill out the Course Overload Request Form.
  • To register for classes, or to drop a class, you will need your UNCG Advising Code. Remember, this code is unique to you (no other student has the same code) and changes each semester. Your code comes from your academic advisor and, once received, you will use it throughout that entire semester.
  • Classes that require "Written Permission Only" can only be added to your course schedule by having an instructor sign a UNCG Drop/Add Permission Form. Once you have completed the form and received your instructor's authorization, return the form to the University Registrar's Office, 180 Mossman Building.
  • Adding or changing a major or minor is usually as simple as filling out the Change of Major/Minor Form in the University Registrar's Office. Periodically, additional steps may be necessary. If so, please contact the designated academic department advising office directly to find out what steps to take next.
  • Remember that it is YOUR responsibility to make sure you are in academic good standing at all times. For assistance in calculating your semester or cumulative GPA, use the GPA Calculator.
  • Be aware of the University's academic deadlines, particularly those pertaining to the last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty. Before dropping a class, visit the University Calendar or talk with your academic advisor to make sure you are aware of potential consequences of dropping a class. Once you are ready to withdraw from a course, you can do so by logging in to UNCGenie.

If you aren't sure who your advisor is or how to contact them, visit the Look Up Your Advisor section.

General Advising :
  • Staff in the HHS Advising and Personal Development Center provide general advising assistance to any current or prospective undergraduate student exploring majors in HHS.
  • We also advise all Pre-Health Studies majors.
  • Schedule an appointment

If you aren't sure who your advisor is or how to contact them, visit the Look Up Your Advisor section.

General Advising :
  • Staff in the HHS Advising and Personal Development Center provide general advising assistance to any current or prospective undergraduate student exploring majors in HHS.
  • We also advise all Pre-Health Studies majors.
  • Schedule an appointment

The UNCGenie information system is the means by which students register and complete many other transactions at UNCG. UNCGenie is Web-based. See Registration Instructions for complete user instructions.

Degree Works is the degree evaluation system used for students who declared their majors beginning Fall 2014 or later. These instruction guides are helpful tools for navigating degree evaluations and creating what-if analyses.

Are you wondering what your class options are? When or where a class meets? Who is the instructor?

You can read prompts to help you select courses here.

To get started:
  1. Click the UNCGenie link from the UNCG home page. Do not log in.
  2. Select Class Schedule
To search for classes:
  1. Select the appropriate term
  2. Select a Subject and/or a Course Category (GEC Category)
  3. Click on Course Search.
Helpful hints for understanding your search results:
  • The Notes column lists important information for you about the specific section such as major restrictions, freshmen only, etc. Some of these notes tell you why are not eligible to enroll in the specific section.
  • The Meeting Dates column indicates the first and last day of the class. In spring semester, this will help you identify Winter Term classes and in summer sessions it will help you identify whether a class meets during session 1 or session 2. It will also help you identify classes that only meet for the first or second half of the semester. Classes listed in the Location column as TBA typically are online classes.
  • The Categories column indicates the GEC requirement that a class fulfills.
  • The Seats column indicates open seats in a course. “0” seats indicates that a class is full.
Initial registration for any term is by registration access window only. Your access window is a period of several days when you may register for classes. For the best selection of classes, register as soon as your registration window opens.

Sometimes a course you need is closed or a class you want to take has a prerequisite. What should you do? Sometimes, your professor will allow additional students to enroll in a class, even after it is full. Request a meeting with the professor to find out if you can enroll in the closed course; you may be able to take the prerequisite so you are prepared to enroll in the more advanced class next semester. Get tips about closed course assistance here.

Adding a closed course might require you to drop/add classes. Pay careful attention to when you drop or add courses.

Degree Works is the degree evaluation system used for students who declared their majors in Fall 2014 or later. These instruction guides are helpful tools for navigating degree evaluations and creating what-if analyses.
Whether you are required to complete a Graduation Plan for a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal or are just thinking ahead to future semesters, the Graduation Plan is an invaluable tool for understanding academic progress and planning for degree completion. Your advisor can assist you with your Graduation Plan.
Complete Course Overload Form and submit to the HHS Advising Center at 221 McIver Bldg. An advisor will respond by email within two business days. If however, your cumulative GPA is below 2.0, a Course Overload Request MUST be submitted to and approved by the Students First Office.
At UNCG, all students must complete courses in the University's General Education Core program, more commonly referred to as GEC. GEC requirements aim to develop students’ critical thinking, ethical decision-making, and effective communication skills. Understanding UNCG's General Education Core and finding appropriate classes will help you fulfill these requirements based on your personal and academic interests.

Students should consult UNCG Admissions to determine if their Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate Program scores meet requirements for college credits.

Typically, only courses with grades of C or higher transfer to UNCG. There is no limit on how many credits a student can transfer from an approved 4 year institution; but, only 64 credits can be transferred from an approved 2 year institution. Only the credit transfers from another institution. Grades (or GPA) do not transfer! Students can transfer courses from the NC Community College System or from other approved 2 or 4 year institution.


As a student at UNCG, it is critically important that you understand the University’s Academic Standing apolicy and that you are aware of your own academic standing at all times. See Academic Standing Overview. Students must be in Academic Good Standing to graduate from UNCG.


Academic standing for degree-seeking undergraduate students who began at UNCG prior to Fall 2014 is based solely on grade point average (GPA). For students who began their degree at UNCG in Fall 2014 or later, academic standing will be based on both grade point average (GPA) and Satisfactory Academic Progress (percentage of hours completed each term).

One of your responsibilities as a UNCG student is to have a general awareness and understanding of Academic Policies and Procedures at the University. Not only can these serve as resources for you throughout your undergraduate career, but they can also be useful in guiding your decision-making when selecting classes or developing your long-term academic plan.

There are many policies outlined in the UNCG Academic Bulletin, but some of the most necessary policies are outlined here. When you are ready, contact the HHS Advising and Personal Development Center to schedule an appointment with an advisor. In this meeting, you can discuss the UNCG policies and your individual circumstances in more detail so that you can make an informed decision about your academic success.