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Students with International Credentials

For the purpose of admission, UNCG defines an “international student” applicant as a foreign national who holds, or who intends to hold, a temporary, non-immigrant visa/status in the U.S.A. International students apply through the International Programs Center. For additional information please contact the Director of International Admissions at 336/334-5404.

Applicants who are U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents, pending permanent residents, political asylees or refugees are considered as “domestic” applicants and should apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. For additional information please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 336/334-5243.

International athletic applicants must be approved for admission by both the International Programs Center and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

International Student Admissions

International students may apply to UNCG for the fall (August) or spring (January) semester. The fall semester deadline for applicants who desire on-campus housing is April 1, and June 1 for students not needing on-campus housing. The deadline for the spring semester is October 1. Applicants may download a printable version of the International Admission Application Form from www.uncg.edu/ipg/intlundergradappforms or send an e-mail request to ipc_adm@uncg.edu.

Admission is based on courses taken, grades achieved in secondary and post-secondary institutions, and English proficiency test results. International athletes must also submit SAT results.

A. First-Time Freshman International Admissions Criteria

International applicants to UNCG are required to submit the following:

  • Complete International Admission Application. Undergraduate International Admission Application Form is available for download at www.uncg.edu/ipg/intlundergradappforms or e-mail ipc_adm@uncg.edu. Please read instructions carefully and complete all appropriate sections.
  • A $45.00 (U.S. currency) non-refundable processing fee payable to UNCG must accompany your application.
  • Results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or other acceptable test (see below for list of tests). Scores must be sent directly to UNCG from testing agency. Required for applicants whose native language is not English.
  • Original or certified copies of all OFFICIAL secondary records including certificates, degrees, or diplomas in original language of issue. Do not fax academic records. Applicants who have studied in the U.S. are required to have the institution(s) in the U.S. send the transcript(s) directly to UNCG.
  • Official English translations of all academic records including certificates, degrees, or diplomas. Send OFFICIAL transcript(s) directly to UNCG.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to prove English proficiency by one of the following means:

  • TOEFL—Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum Paper-Based score of 550 or a minimum Internet Based score of 79.
  • IELTS—International English Language Test System with a score of 6.5 or higher.
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Battery) test result of 80 or higher.
  • SAT—Scholastic Aptitude Test with a Critical Reading (verbal) score of 400 or higher.
  • Successful completion of a college transferable English course (minimum requirement: grade of C or better). Must be taken at a regionally-accredited U.S. college.
  • Successful completion of the INTERLINK Language Program at UNCG.

UNCG Intensive English Language and Conditional Admissions

An intensive English program is offered through the INTERLINK Language Center. IPC works closely with INTERLINK to offer conditional admission to academically eligible students who first will attend INTERLINK. Students who successfully complete all INTERLINK levels, or achieve an acceptable English language proficiency test score, are eligible to apply for full admission to the university.

B. Transfer Student International Admissions Criteria

Transfer applicants must request official transcripts from high school and each post-secondary institution attended. International and U.S. transcripts and the official translations must be sent to the Office of International Programs. 

You are required to submit all transfer records whether or not you wish to receive credit. Concealing attendance at an educational institution is considered an offense by the University and can be grounds for academic dismissal.

International transfer applicants to UNCG are required to submit the following:

  • Complete International Admission Application. Undergraduate International Admission Application Form is available for download at www.uncg.edu/ipg/intlundergradappforms or e-mail ipc_adm@uncg.edu. Please read instructions carefully and complete all sections.
  • A $45.00 (U.S. currency) non-refundable processing fee payable to UNCG must accompany your application.
  • Results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or other acceptable test (see below for list of tests). Scores must be sent directly to UNCG from testing agency. Required for applicants whose native language is not English.
  • Original or certified copies of all OFFICIAL secondary and post-secondary records including certificates, degrees, or diplomas in original language of issue. Do not fax academic records. Applicants who have studied in the U.S. are required to have the institution(s) in the U.S. send the transcript(s) directly to UNCG.
  • Official English translations of all academic records including certificates, degrees, or diplomas. Do not fax translations. Send OFFICIAL transcript(s) directly to UNCG.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to prove English proficiency by one of the following means

  • TOEFL—Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum Paper-Based score of 550 or a minimum Internet Based score of 79.
  • IELTS—International English Language Test System with a score of 6.5 or higher.
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Battery) test result of 80 or higher.
  • SAT—Scholastic Aptitude Test with a verbal score of 400 or higher.
  • Successful completion of a college transferable English course (minimum requirement: grade of C or better). Must be taken at a regionally-accredited U.S. college.
  • Successful completion of the INTERLINK Language Program at UNCG

Please have all scores sent to UNCG directly from testing agency.

UNCG Intensive English Language and Conditional Admissions:

An intensive English program is offered through the INTERLINK Language Center. IPC works closely with INTERLINK to offer conditional admission to academically eligible students who first will attend INTERLINK. Students who successfully complete all INTERLINK levels, or achieve an acceptable English language proficiency test score, are eligible to apply for full admission to the university.

C. Second-degree International Admissions Criteria

Applicants must submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, in the native language with official English translations. Review of the college/university transcripts will determine second-degree eligibility. Other requirements and procedures are the same as for International Transfer Students.

NOTE: Students who have taken advanced examinations in high school, such as British A-levels, the German Arbitur, or the French Baccalaureate, etc. may be eligible to receive university course credits. Please contact IPC for details. Students who have taken the International Baccalaureate Higher Level Examinations may also be awarded university course credits.  IB test scores must be sent to UNCG to assign the appropriate number of credit hours.  

Domestic Applicants with International Credentials

Application Procedures for Domestic Freshmen with any International Credentials

  1. Complete the UNCG application forms. A $45 application fee must accompany the application. This fee covers the cost of processing the application and is subject to change; it is not refundable and is not applicable toward tuition or other costs. The application deadline is March 1. Applications received after that date will be considered on a space available basis.
  2. Submit original or certified copies of all official secondary records including certificates, degrees, or diplomas in original language of issue. Official records must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Applicants who have studied in the U.S. must request that their school counselors forward their transcripts directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
  3. Students with any international credentials must submit transcript evaluations from a company recognized by NACES or from AACRAO by the March 1 deadline in order for an admission decision to be made. Please visit www.naces.org or www.aacrao.org to obtain a list of qualified evaluation services.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to prove English proficiency by one of the following means:

  • TOEFL—Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum Paper-Based score of 550 or a minimum Internet Based score of 79.
  • IELTS—International English Language Test System with a score of 6.5 or higher.
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Battery) test result of 80 or higher.
  • SAT—Scholastic Aptitude Test with a verbal score of 400 or higher.
  • Successful completion of a college transferable English course (minimum requirement: grade of C or better).
  • Successful completion of the INTERLINK Language Program at UNCG.

Please have all scores sent to UNCG directly from the testing agency.

Application Procedures for Domestic Transfer Students with any International Credentials

  1. Complete the UNCG application forms. A $45 application fee must accompany the application. This fee covers the cost of processing the application and is subject to change; it is not refundable and is not applicable toward tuition or other costs. For transfer students, the priority deadline for submitting the application and all credentials is March 1 for fall and November 1 for the spring semester. Final deadlines for transfer applicants are August 1 for fall and December 1 for spring (space permitting).
  2. Submit original or certified copies of all official secondary records including certificates, degrees, or diplomas in original language of issue. Official records must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Applicants who have studied in the U.S. must request that their high school counselors forward their transcripts directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
  3. Submit original or certified copies of all post-secondary records including certificates, degrees or diplomas in original language of issue. Official records must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

    Applicants who have studied in the U.S. are required to submit official transcripts from each postsecondary institution previously attended (including summer school and extension). Official transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
  4. All academic records obtained outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by a company recognized by NACES or by AACRAO prior to the application deadline in order for an admission decision to be made. Please visit www.naces.org or www.aacrao.com to obtain a list of qualified evaluation services.

    Course descriptions and/or course syllabi must be submitted to the Transfer Articulation Division of the University Registrar’s Office. Course descriptions and/or course syllabi must be in English and translated by an accredited translation service.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to prove English proficiency by one of the following means:

  • TOEFL—Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum Paper-Based score of 550 or a minimum Internet Based score of 79.
  • IELTS—International English Language Test System with a score of 6.5 or higher.
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Battery) test result of 80 or higher.
  • SAT—Scholastic Aptitude Test with a verbal score of 400 or higher.
  • Successful completion of a college transferable English course (minimum requirement: grade of C or better).
  • Successful completion of the INTERLINK Language Program at UNCG.

Please have all scores sent to UNCG directly from the testing agency.