Planning Your First Semester

Before your arrive on campus for orientation (known as embark here at UNC Asheville), spend some time getting acquainted with UNC Asheville. Listed below is information that will introduce you to our curriculum. During embark, you may meet with an advisor to discuss your plans for the upcoming semester before registering for courses or, if you are a freshman, you will already be registered for coures with the option to change them during the add/drop period. Either way, your preparation begins here and now!

Taking the time to explore the information provided here will ensure you get the most out of your embark experience and set you on a path for success!

First Things First

Review the Liberal Arts Core curriculum. The LAC program is unique to UNC Asheville, giving you a firm academic foundation with an emphasis on interdisciplinary exploration.

Transfer Students

We strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with the LAC program by completing the OAR course before making an appointment. This will enable us to advise you more effectively.

A Class for Your First Semester

New freshmen and transfers with less than 25 transferred credit hours are required to take a Liberal Studies Introductory Colloquium course. This course will introduce you to the academic rigor of UNC Asheville as well as help in your transition to our campus community.

Review Your Transfer Credits

OnePort is where you will find your transfer evaluation, register for courses, check your email and view other information related to your student record.

Plan Ahead

GradPlan is an advising tool to help you plan your courses for the upcoming semester. It allows you to see the requirements for all of our majors and minors, as well as your academic progress, which is contingent upon our receipt of your final transcripts from your previous school(s).

What Do You Want to Take?

Look for courses that fulfill LAC requirements, potential major requirements, and pique your interest. Try to compile a list of at least 7 courses, noting the priority you assign to them along with the days and times they will meet during the semester. Below are several links that will assist you in creating this list.