Now that our students are back on campus and the academic year is underway, you can see what life is really like at UNCG. The residence halls are filled with students, people are enjoying meals together in the dining halls. We’re studying, working, playing, getting together in groups, and taking time to relax. You can loook into the classrooms, and maybe even sit in on a class. And at the end of your tour, you can talk about your experiences with an admissions counselor, ask questions, get answers, and come away with a real sense of whether UNCG is right for you.


How many campus tours have you already taken?

How helpful were your campus tours in narrowing down your short list?

What is the most important question you’d like to ask an admissions counselor?

How many schools are you following on social media?

Find the school that’s right for you.
Here’s a simple checklist for a successful search:

Start with a short list

By now, you should have a list of no more than 5-6 schools that you’d really like to attend, and have talked with your parents and school counselor about your selections.

Reach out to your short-list schools

Make sure your top schools know you’re interested in them, so you’ll get invitations to admissions events. To receive information from UNCG, sign up for SpartanLink at

Schedule at least one campus visit

Experiencing the campus, you can gain the information you need to narrow your short list. If possible, sit in on a class, talk with faculty and students, and have a meal in the dining hall.

When you visit, be sure to talk with an admissions counselor

This is the person who can answer your questions, let you know what you should be asking about, and fill you in on the basics of the application process.

Save your important dates

Mark your calendar with the deadlines for admissions, financial aid, scholarships, and specific programs at all of your short-list schools. To see UNCG’s important dates, go to, and click the Deadlines tab.

Follow your favorite schools on social media

You can learn a lot from a school’s Twitter feed, Facebook and Instagram pages, YouTube channel, and other social sites. It’s a simple way to enhance the knowledge you gain from your campus visit.

Attend admissions events

Most schools hold on-campus admissions events, and some might offer an off-campus event near you. Visit for details and registration information about UNCG's upcoming events.

Visit your high school’s career center

Start thinking about the career you want. Check your short list to see which schools match up with your goals, and remove the ones that don’t offer what you want.

Take (or re-take) the SAT / ACT

When you’re satisfied with your scores, ask to have them sent to at least three schools. To include UNCG on that list, use code number 5913 for the SAT and 3166 for the ACT.


Thinking about the essay for your college application?

Follow these tips to make it great:

Be honest and speak from the heart.

Be sure to answer the question but don’t bother trying to create the answers you think the college wants to hear. Admissions officers can tell when you’re just trying to impress them.

Write about something that matters to you.

It’s much harder to write a good essay when you don’t care about your topic.

Rewrite, edit, and rewrite again.

You’re trying to be interesting, engaging, and to stand out from the crowd. Even the best writers can’t do all that on the first draft.

Have someone else read it and give you feedback.

It’s the only way you can know if you’re connecting with your reader.

Proofread, proofread, proofread

You don’t want typos or other mistakes to undermine your message.

Questions? CALL US

If you have any questions you’d like to ask about the admission process at UNCG, please call Undergraduate Admissions.


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