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Adult Students

UNCG encourages qualified adult students to complete their undergraduate degrees.

Persons who have been away from formal schooling for at least twelve (12) consecutive months at any time may apply for consideration as freshman or transfer students, even though they may not meet traditional admission requirements. They must have completed high school, an adult high school diploma, or earned a GED. If they are under 24 years of age, they must have fulfilled the UNC-System Minimum High School Course Requirements or a required sequence of college transfer course work to be eligible for consideration. Some adult students may be admitted for full-time course work, some may have their hours limited to promote academic success, and some may be advised first to complete preparatory course work elsewhere. An interview with an Admissions advisor may be required.

Priority consideration applications for nontraditional adult students (including all required credentials) are due by March 1 for the fall semester or October 1 for the spring semester. The final application deadlines are August 1 (space permitting) for the fall semester or December 1 (space permitting) for the spring semester.

  1. Complete the UNCG application form and return it to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with the application fee no later than August 1 for fall or December 1 for spring.
  2. Submit official transcripts for the secondary school attended (and GED scores or adult high school diploma, if applicable) and from any post-secondary institution(s) attended, even those granting summer, extension, developmental, and technical credit.

Applicants will be notified of a decision as soon as possible. Admitted students should confirm their intention to enroll by confirming online at within four weeks from the date of acceptance if possible. Confirmation of late acceptance must be made by the registration deadline. Before enrolling, students must submit an immunization form (found in the UNCG Enrollment Handbook or on the Web site listed above) to the UNCG Student Health Services in Gove Student Health Center.