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University Performance Program at UNCG

The University Performance Program (UPP) is a supplemental experience for international students in their first year abroad. It is co-designed by New Mind Education and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The goal of UPP is to help international students fully integrate into campus life and have a successful academic experience.

Key differentiators
UPP is specifically designed to address the transitional challenges international students face by providing the following unique services and experiences:

  • Advising: students are paired with an experienced advisor who meets with them one-on-one every week to provide individualized support and guidance
  • Global learning curriculum: weekly seminars on U.S. culture, academic expectations, intercultural communication, career exploration and 21st-century skills like creativity and problem-solving as a part of our research-backed Global Learning Curriculum
  • Academic classes for college credit: conditionally admitted students can take select academic classes during their language studies, with the opportunity to get a head start on academics and potentially earn college credit
  • Extracurricular activities: regular on-campus events and community service projects to help students truly integrate into their communities and campus
  • Holiday events and overnight trips: special celebrations during important U.S. holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as trips to other parts of the country to help students get a deeper understanding of U.S. culture, customs, and history
  • Foundational services: pre-arrival and transitional support, such as room and board coordination, banking, cell phone and health insurance setup as well as communication with parents to help students settle in and transition smoothly to their new lifestyle.

Benefits

  • Academic excellence: past UPP students have had above-average grades
  • Well-rounded development: students are encouraged to think beyond just “making the grade;” they are challenged to develop in six areas: intercultural competence, academic and community engagement, language proficiency, independent study skills, career exploration and healthy lifestyle management
  • Future leaders: we provide opportunities for students to explore their occupational interests and plan their career paths early on in college so that they have an edge when applying for internships and jobs.

For more information about the structure of UPP at UNCG, programming details, and additional benefits and services, please see our website (http://www.newmindedu.com/program/unc-greensboro/).

Admission Information


UNCG offers direct or conditional admission to international students who wish to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies. Applicants who have not proven adequate English proficiency may apply for conditional admission based on academic eligibility. For conditional admission to either undergraduate or graduate programs, all application requirements must be submitted, with the exception of the TOEFL or IELTS test. Conditionally admitted graduate students are also required to take their graduate entrance exam (GMAT or GRE) after they complete the University Performance Program at UNCG.


UNDERGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

 

Undergraduate Direct Admission

Undergraduate Conditional Admission

High School Official Transcript

Yes

Yes

TOEFL/IELTS score

>79/6.5

Not Required

SAT

Optional

Optional


GRADUATE INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

 

Graduate Direct Admission

Graduate Conditional Admission

College Official Transcript with Course-by-course evaluation

Required

Required

Letters of Recommendation

3 letters

3 letters

TOEFL/IELTS score

>79/6.5

Not Required

GRE/GMAT

Required

Not Required1

Others (resume, writing sample, portfolios, personal statements)

Dependent upon program of study (Please check with the department & Graduate School)

Dependent upon program of study (Please check with the department & Graduate School)














1Conditionally-admitted graduate students are required to take their graduate exam (GMAT or GRE) before completion of UPP at UNCG.   

Program Fee and Payment

UPP at UNCG is an all-inclusive international first year program that utilizes one-time billing to help international families make the payment process easier and less costly. Please note that, depending on differences in vendor options and services, the total amount of your fee may be different from the estimated cost listed on the university website. The estimated fees listed on the university website include only tuition and fees, basic housing, and meals.  It does not include costs for non-credit classes, books, transportation costs, and other additional costs associated with being an international student at UNCG.

For a full breakdown of programming costs and fees, as well as important payment information, please see our website (http://www.newmindedu.com/program/unc-greensboro/).

Contact


China
Phone: +86-10-62602480
Email: info@newmindedu.com

United States
Phone: 919-829-4988
Email: info@newmindedu.com

Address: 
New Mind Education
7/F Metropolis Tower, No.2 Dongsan Street, 
Zhongguancun Xi Zong, Haidian District, 
Beijing 100080 P.R.China

Address:
New Mind Education
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Foust Building, Room 026
Administrative Drive
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170, USA