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  5. What to Expect
  6. FAQ
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Prospective Students - FAQ


What is the difference between Strong College and South Spencer hall?
Strong College is the home, South Spencer is the house. Strong College is the community in which students live, work, and thrive. South Spencer is the building which keeps them warm and dry.

img1Does Strong College require a specific SAT score or GPA for admission?
No. Strong College doesn’t have academic requirements for admission. Strong College encourages applicants from diverse academic backgrounds.

If your GPA drops, do you get kicked out of Strong College?
No. Students who are admitted to Strong College retain their membership as long as they wish while they are at UNCG. Only serious disciplinary violations get students expelled from Strong College.

Is Strong College the Honors Program? Is South Spencer the “honors dorm?”
No. In fact, in Fall 2010, the Lloyd International Honors Program will be offering honors students rooms and programs in North Spencer Hall.

img2Do you have to take any special classes if you are in Strong College?
Beginning in Fall 2010, Strong College will offer a Freshman Seminar each semester for its freshman students. Students should take at least one of the courses.

Do you have to be of a certain class or in a certain major to be in Strong College?
No. Strong College has members from all undergraduate classes, freshmen through seniors. Its membership represents virtually all majors offered by the College of Arts and Sciences and the university's professional schools. Strong College is a purposeful cross-section of the entire university because we believe our students should be exposed to people with the greatest possible diversity of img3interests and experiences.

Does it cost extra to be a member of Strong College?
No. Strong College has no membership fees or additional charges. Resident members pay the University's standard room and board fees that apply to all air-conditioned residence halls on campus. Those charges are set by the Office of Housing and Residence Life and may be found at http://hrl.uncg.edu/.


img4I've received notification that I've been accepted to Strong College but my housing assignment has not yet been changed. What's going on?
No need to panic. We send our list of acceptances over to Housing and Residence Life in large groups instead of individually, so it takes a few days for them to make changes in their computer system. Beyond that, those changes sometimes take as long as a week to show up in individual student's UNC-Genie accounts.



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