Admissions

INTL

International Application Checklist

Freshman International Applicants

Description

Due Date

Completed online application.

Fall: April 1

Spring: October 15

Non-refundable $80 application fee (check or money order in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to UNCW).

Essay

An official transcript, translated into English (translation must be certified), of grades from secondary school.

TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test score unless:

  • English is applicant's native language.
  • Applicant has an SAT-I critical reading score of 450 or higher or an ACT minimum score of 20 on the reading section.
  • A student successfully completes Level 4 in UNCW's ESL program.

For more details on English Proficiency Requirements visit here.

One teacher or school official recommendation letter (recommended but not required).

School report (part of the application that is completed by secondary school).

Transfer International Applicants

Description

Due Date

Completed online application.

Fall: April 1

Spring: October 15

Non-refundable $80 application fee (check or money order in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to UNCW).

Official high school (secondary school) transcript, translated into English (translation must be certified).

Translated transcripts from institutions attended beyond secondary school.

If the applicant wishes to receive academic credit, these transcripts (unless from a U.S. institution) must be evaluated by an accredited credential evaluation service. Applicant must choose a company that belongs to the National Association of Credential Evaluators (NACES).

TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test score unless:

  • English is applicant's native language.
  • Applicant has completed 2 college-level courses in English composition at a U.S. college or university with a grade of B or higher.
  • A student successfully completes Level 4 in UNCW's ESL program.

For more details on English Proficiency Requirements visit here.

Teal Ticket Student Checklist

*Admitted Students Only*

Once a student is admitted they are provided with SeaPort login information where they can access their Teal Ticket. The table below is a reference guide of a fall Teal Ticket to assist students on items that will be required once they are admitted if they wish to enroll.

To access your Teal Ticket please refer to the instructions provided in your acceptance letter.

Required Items

Description

Due Date

Pay your $100 Enrollment Deposit

May 1

Fully Contract for On-Campus Housing (Required for Students Living On-Campus)

May 1

Upload your photo to put on your UNCW One Card ID

5 days prior to your Orientation Session

Register for your Required Orientation (Check you UNC E-Mail Account Regularly for Academic and Course Registration Information from University College)

Opens January 25

Print and Return Medical History and Immunization Forms

May 25

Receive your Housing and Roommate Assignments

August 10

Attend your Assigned Orientation Session

June or August, Check website

Send your Final High School Transcript and any Official Records of Advanced Credit (AP, IB, all other Credit by Examination, or all Official College Transcripts)

July 1

Complete Health Insurance Waiver or Enrollment (will not be updated until after July 9th)

July 1

Informational Only

(Please review all steps below as they may pertain to you)

Description

Due Date

Apply for Scholarships

December 15-March 1

Consider Summer School

Submit Housing Preferences: Room & Roommate

May 7

Read Information about Placement Exams before Orientation

May 30

Review your E-Bill for Pre-Registration

May 1

Review your E-Bill for Pre-Registration

July 17

Move-in for On-Campus Housing

August 13

Attend your Required Convocation (Fall Only)

August 15

Classes Begin

August 20

Deadline to Drop/Add Classes

August 27

Payment Due Date (Account balances must be paid by the due date to avoid class cancellation)

August 28

Register for your Parking Permit (Must register for classes prior to registering for a parking permit)

After class registration

Sign up for your meal plan (Required for students residing on campus in Traditional Housing)

July 1

UNCW F-1 Sponsorship Checklist

For additional information on visa preparation including transferring F-1 sponsorships or if you do not need an F-1 sponsorship please visit here.

Description

*All items go to the Office of International Programs*

Submit Supporting Documentation

  • International Student Data Form.
  • Proof of financial support (bank statement or letter in English, no older than six months) showing that you have access to the amount listed below. If the funds are not in the student's name, the financial sponsor must also provide a letter that indicates he/she will sponsor the student. (Sample letter here.)
  • How Much Financial Support Must I Show?
    • 2017/2018 Undergraduate Students: $38,677

Receive I-20

  • Once you submit both the International Student Data Form and proof of financial support, an I-20 will be issued for you. The UNCW Office of International Programs will mail this I-20 to you so that you can begin the next steps: pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee (everyone), apply for an F-1 visa stamp (everyone except citizens of Canada), enter the U.S., and check-in with the Office of International Programs.

Pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee

  • All students must complete U.S. government form I-901 and pay the fee associated with this application. You must show your I-901 receipt when you apply for your visa and when you enter the U.S. Information on the I-901 SEVIS Fee can be found here.

Apply for Visa

  • All students, except citizens of Canada, must apply for an F-1 visa stamp at the U.S. embassy outside of the U.S. if they do not already have a valid F-1 visa stamp in their passport.

Enter the U.S.

  • You may enter the United States no earlier than 30 days prior to the start date of your academic program, as listed in field #5 on the I-20. When you arrive in the U.S., the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) staff will ask to see your passport, F-1 visa stamp (for everyone except citizens of Canada), I-20 form, proof of I-901 SEVIS fee payment, and financial documentation. The CBP officer will inspect your documents and then return them to you.

Check-in with the UNCW Office of International Programs

  • All students in F-1 status must attend a mandatory check-in at the Office of International Programs (Friday Annex) within one week of their arrival in Wilmington. This is a requirement of the Department of Homeland Security, thus failure to check in may jeopardize one's ability to remain legally in the U.S.

    For check-in, please bring your passport and I-20 to the Office of International Programs. During this check-in, we will provide information on the various Welcome Events & Activities we have planned for you.