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Adult Students

UNCG encourages qualified adult students to complete their undergraduate degrees.

Persons who have been away from formal schooling for at least twelve (12) consecutive months at any time and have completed high school, earned an adult high school diploma, or earned a GED may be considered for admission as a nontraditional adult student through an interview process. If they are under 24 years of age, they must have fulfilled the UNC-System Minimum High School Course Requirements or a required sequence of college transfer course work to be eligible for consideration. Some adult students may be admitted for full-time course work, some may have their hours limited to promote academic success, and some may be advised first to complete preparatory course work elsewhere.

Priority consideration applications for nontraditional adult students (including all required credentials) are due by March 1 for the fall semester or October 1 for the spring semester. The final application deadlines are July 15 (space permitting) for the fall semester or November 15 (space permitting) for the spring semester.

  1. Complete the UNCG application form online ( and submit with the application fee no later than July 15 for fall or November 15 for spring.
  2. Submit official transcripts for the secondary school attended (and GED scores or adult high school diploma, if applicable) and from any post-secondary institution(s) attended, even those granting summer, extension, developmental, and technical credit.

Applicants will be notified of a decision as soon as possible. Admitted students should confirm their intention to enroll by confirming online in their SpartanLink portal within four weeks from the date of acceptance if possible. Confirmation of late acceptance must be made by the registration deadline. Before enrolling, students must submit an immunization form (found in the UNCG Enrollment Checklist) to the UNCG Student Health Services in Gove Student Health Center.

This page was last updated on June 6, 2012.