We're glad you've decided to continue your educational journey with us, and we're here to help make sure your first semester goes smoothly. Consider the steps below, and review information specific to your student type. Following these steps carefully will help guarantee that your first semester is successful!
New Students Checklist
- Regularly check your UNC Asheville email for detailed orientation information
- Complete the Moodle Course and submit your completion form. Your grades will be reviewed, students with 100% successful completion will receive a Registration Access Number (RAN) the Friday before registration.
- Consider which classes you will take during your first semester. Register for up to 15 hours and notify OneStop to review your schedule.
- Prepare for tuition and fee payment (must be paid before classes begin)
- Submit final transcripts to Admissions. If you are currently enrolled in another school, request an updated transcript be sent to UNC Asheville at the end of this semester.
- Register for your Liberal Studies Introductory Colloquium (LSIC) course in Late May (you will receive an email about LSIC registration, but only if you submit your enrollment deposit and RSVP for embark orientation).
- Make sure you're prepared to arrive at Embark on time. Review directions to campus, the campus map and area accommodations for your guests as you make travel plans
- Review information specific to your student type the headings below.
Transfer Students can find out which of their courses are eligible for transfer credit via the Registrar's website.
While we encourage all new students to live on campus, transfer students are not required to apply for housing.
Students with a 44-hour core are not required to register for a Liberal Studies Introductory Colloquium (LSIC) course, though we strongly encourage them to do so.
If you are interested in taking classes for reasons other than pursuing an undergraduate degree (professional development, continuing education requirements, graduate school pre-requisites, etc), you should apply as a Non-Degree student.
Non-Degree students are not required to apply for housing, or register for a Liberal Studies Introductory Colloquium (LSIC) course.
Non-Degree students may complete a total of 24 hours at UNC Asheville. After 24 hours, students must apply to become a degree-seeking student.
Post Baccalaureate Students
Post-Bac students are students who have already received at least one college degree and have chosen to continue their education at UNC Asheville.
Second Degree, Certificate of Major, and Teacher Licensure students should submit their application materials to Admissions. Which type of post-bac student you are is up to you. There are pros and cons to each type, so you should talk with an Admissions Counselor before applying.
Post Baccalaureate students are not required to apply for housing.
Post Baccalaureate students seeking a second degree must register for a transfer Liberal Studies Introductory Colloquium (LSIC) course. Those seeking a certificate of major do not have to register for an LSIC course.
In addition to the above, teaching licensure students should plan to attend the orientation session offered by the Education Department on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 1 p.m.. Don't forget - you must RSVP to attend. Call Chrissy Wise at 828.251.6420 to RSVP.
Post-baccalaureate students who are only seeking a Teaching Licensure only need to attend the orientation session provided by the Education Department (they do not need to attend an embark session.)
If you are pursuing a degree at another institution and are interested in taking classes at UNC Asheville to supplement that degree, you should apply as a Visiting Student. Note that visiting students apply through the OneStop office, rather than the Admissions office. Visiting students may apply to attend UNC Asheville for any semester, but they are accepted for only that one semester.
- Submit your Visiting Student Application - remember that your application isn't complete until we receive a Visitor Permission Form from your current college.
- Submit your Visiting Student Tuition Deposit & Course Request Form, which you will receive in your admissions packet.
- Send your immunization information.
- Monitor your UNC Asheville email regularly for information about registering for classes and tuition & fee rates. You must pre-pay before registering.