Academic Regulations & Policies
Several UNCG offices support the implementation of academic processes, policies, regulations, and related activities.
214 Elliott University Center • 336/334-5231
New undergraduates and their families are welcomed by a number of programs designed to assist with their transition into the UNCG community. The Office of Orientation coordinates these programs. Orientation activities include academic advising and registration for classes along with tours of the campus and campus resource fairs. French, Latin, and Spanish language, mathematics, and chemistry placement exams are also given at this time.
New students entering UNCG in the fall semester must participate in the summer SOAR program (Spartan Orientation, Advising, and Registration), which occurs in June. New students are also expected to participate in Spartan Welcome Weekend which takes place the weekend prior to the beginning of classes in the fall.
180 Mossman Building • 336/334-5946
The Office of the University Registrar oversees adherence to academic policy and data integrity, and is responsible for the registration of all students in academic credit courses offered by the University. All aspects of registration, including the preparation of this Bulletin, the semester schedule of courses, demographic updates, registration scheduling and processing are handled by this office. In connection with registration, the University Registrar’s Office is also responsible for grade processing at the close of each semester, and maintains the official academic records (transcripts) for all current and former students.
This office also provides summer session credit approval for UNCG students, and transfer credit evaluation for students transferring into the University.
Additionally, the University Registrar’s Office coordinates the graduation application process for undergraduates, ordering of diplomas, Commencement activities, and development and oversight of the CAPP (Curriculum, Advising, and Program Planning) automated degree audit system.
159 Mossman Building • 336/334-5730
The Office of Student Academic Services coordinates academic advising for undergraduate students, and administers undergraduate policies and regulations.
A staff of academic advisors is available in the Office of Student Academic Services from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday to answer questions and to assist students with academic matters beyond the scope of the faculty advisor.
The Director of the Office of Student Academic Services is responsible for the monitoring of University Undergraduate academic regulations as described on the following pages. Any student with questions concerning academic regulations should address them to the staff in the Office of Student Academic Services.
In addition to academic advising, Student Academic Services coordinates major changes and faculty advisor assignments, monitors student progress toward degree completion (degree audits), and coordinates graduation clearance. Student Academic Services also coordinates UNS 101—University Studies, the freshman orientation course and SAS 100—Strategies for Academic Success, the program required for first-semester students who are placed on academic probation.
A number of services for students are provided by Student Academic Services via the Web at web.uncg.edu/adv. Several are informational while others are interactive including virtual advising, frequently asked advising questions, declaring or changing majors, degree audit requests, as well as other advising-related forms.
Ragsdale & Reynolds Halls • 336/334-7533
The Student Success Center currently houses three different but related academic support service units complementing the efforts of the teaching faculty through personalized and structured approaches to learning which include tutoring, academic counseling, preparation for graduate school entrance exams, computer instruction, skills development, and workshops. The Learning Assistance Center (LAC) provides programs and services to help undergraduate students improve their academic performance and achieve their educational goals. Special Support Services (SSS) is a comprehensive educational support program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and UNCG, providing free services to undergraduate students in a supportive and caring atmosphere that enables them to achieve high levels of academic success at UNCG. The Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program is an academic support area that targets historically difficult courses. SI is a non-remedial approach to learning enrichment that increases student performance and retention. Students enrolled in SI-identified courses attend regularly scheduled, out-of-class review/discussion sessions. The sessions are focused on reviewing lecture notes, discussing course readings, and preparing for examinations. See Student Success Center section in University Community for a complete description.