How much do you want to learn about a school on your campus tour?

How are you planning to spend your summer?

How far along are you in your college search process?

What do you most want to see on your campus visit?


When it comes to college campuses, seeing is believing. So we encourage you to visit UNCG and talk with current students. Take a tour. See the residence halls. Taste the food. You can even sit in on a class if you like.

Visiting campus is the best way to tell if UNCG is right for you.



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.

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

Follow your favorite schools on social media

You can learn a lot about a school from its 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.

Reach out to your favorite schools

Make sure your top schools know you’re interested in them, so you’ll get invitations to admissions events.

Attend college nights in a city near you

Many schools “take the show on the road” to help prospective students learn more about their programs. UNCG holds its First Look program each fall in North Carolina and each spring in Virginia and Maryland.

Schedule (more) campus visits

Your on-campus experiences will tell you much of what you need to know to create your short list. If possible, “go beyond the tour” by sitting in on a class, talking with faculty and students, and eating in the dining hall. Jot down notes after each visit so you don’t forget what the school was like. Then, update your short list.

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

Even if you don’t have many specific questions, the school’s admissions counselor can let you know what you should be asking about, and can fill you in on the basics of the application process. If you do have some questions, this is the person who can answer them.

Create your short list

By the start of your senior year, you’ll want a list of no more than 5-6 schools that you’d really like to attend. Keep your family and your school counselor posted on your progress

Visit your high school’s career center

Start thinking about the career you want. Check your list to see which schools match up with your goals. Take the ones that don’t off of your short list.

Take the SAT / ACT

Ask to have your scores sent to at least three schools. If you’d like UNCG to be one of those schools, our codes are 5913 for the SAT and 3166 for the ACT.

Save your important dates

Each of your favorite schools will have different deadlines for admissions, financial aid, scholarships, and their specific programs. Mark them on a calendar. This is so much easier when you’re working with a short list.

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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