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Congratulations on your acceptance to the Graduate School at UNCW!

Next Steps Checklist

Review your acceptance letter in the application system

Carefully review your acceptance letter which contains the information below, including your residency status. If you need help resetting your account password.

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Enrollment deposit

A $50 non-refundable/non-transferable enrollment deposit is required to secure admission and is paid through mySeaport. The enrollment deposit is applied towards tuition and fees. Do not use the E-bill system to pay your enrollment deposit.

Enrollment deposit waivers are available to current graduate students (UNCW students may not pursue graduate and undergraduate matriculations simultaneously for the same term), grant recipients, international students, deferment students, UNCW faculty/staff or their dependents. Email gradschool@uncw.edu to request an enrollment deposit waiver
  1. Go to mySeaport
    • (Payable Monday through Friday)
  2. Enter your username and password.
    • username = UNCW e-mail address (without the "@uncw.edu")
    • password = your birth date MMDDYYYY (unless previously established)
  3. Click the "Student Services" tab
  4. Click the "Enrollment Deposit" tab (left column under the second blue header "Services")
  5. The Enrollment Deposit is payable by MasterCard or Visa
  6. The Enrollment Deposit is due upon receipt of the acceptance letter

Need help accessing mySeaport?
Contact Technology Assistance Center (TAC)

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Semester start date and expectations

Residential students (those taking classes on the UNCW campus) may be expected to arrive prior to the beginning of classes.

Those students who are receiving teaching assistantships should plan to arrive well before the start of classes (Academic Calendar).  This may apply to research assistants and other graduate assistants as well.  Check with your graduate coordinator or advisor about your required arrival date.

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Submit required Immunization Forms

UNCW Student Health Center Records Department is responsible for receiving, filing, and securing immunization records.

Complete the required Immunization and Medical History Form. A physical is required ONLY if you plan to register for physical education classes. Previous UNCW students contact UNCW Student Health Center to determine if records are on file.

Have questions regarding immunization forms?
Contact UNCW Student Health Center

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Health Insurance Requirement

Health Insurance is required for all UNCW students who meet the criteria. Health insurance requirements information.

Visit www.bcbsnc.com/uncw and select the waive/enroll tab. You will create an account and then login to complete the process.

Have questions regarding health insurance?
Contact UNCW Student Health Center

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Apply for Financial Aid

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Advising/Course Registration

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How do I pay my bill?

  • E-Bill: Student account information is available through E-Bill. UNCW does not send a paper bill through the mail. It is imperative that you view your E-Bill and ensure that the proper payments are made before the published deadlines.
  • Have questions regarding E-bill?

  • TealPay: UNCW is soaring to new heights and is now offering an "in-house" payment plan. "Teal Pay" allows student and Authorized Users to break down educational expenses into easy-to-manage monthly installments, rather than one lump sum payment. It's simple and convenient!
  • UNCW Faculty/Staff and Dependents: Visit Human Resources for benefit information.

Have questions regarding TealPay?

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Two business days after you register for classes, you may complete the application for parking. The application for parking is available online through SeaPort. Once logged in, click on the Student Services tab.

Have questions regarding Parking?

  • 910-962-3178 or
  • Email Parking (parking@uncw.edu)
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    UNCW One Card

    Obtaining your UNCW One Card (Two business days after you have registered for classes)

    All graduate students that wish to be issued a UNCW One Card must come to the One Card office in person.  Your photo will be taken and the card will be printed while you wait.   Do not use the online photo submission option.  The cost of the card is $20.00 and will be charged to your student account.

    Your UNCW One Card provides you access to:

    1. Checkout materials at Randall Library
    2. Computer labs and the Student Recreation Center
    3. Meal plans or food dollars at campus dining locations
    4. Seahawk Buck$ (debit account)
    5. UNCW sporting, arts, and entertainment events
    6. Free Seahawk Shuttle and WAVE Transit
    7. Residence hall doors

    Have questions about obtaining your UNCW One Card?

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    Have questions regarding off-campus housing?

    910-962-3119 or (perch@uncw.edu)

    Have questions regarding on-campus housing?

    Housing and Residence Life

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    UNCW E-mail

    UNCW regards e-mail as the official method of communication. Check your UNCW e-mail account frequently, once notified of acceptance into the Graduate school.

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    Final Transcript

    If you were accepted pending receipt of a final baccalaureate transcript, ensure that one official copy has been sent to the Graduate School. Graduates of UNCW will have their transcript/degree pulled electronically, so an additional copy is not required.

    UNCW Graduate School
    601 S. College Rd.
    Wilmington, NC 28403-5955


    Email Graduate Transcripts gradtranscripts@uncw.edu
    (Password protected transcripts sent directly from the institution)

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    Fall Orientation

    • The Graduate School holds a general orientation session at the beginning of each fall semester.
    • Fall 2015 Orientation
      • Date: August 17th
      • Time: 4:00pm - 6:30pm
      • Location: Computer Information Systems Building (CI), Rm. 1008
    • Fall 2015 Teaching Assistant Institute
      • Date: August 18th
      • Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
      • Location: McNeill Hall 1051

    * Distance education or summer only admits are not required to attend the Graduate School General Orientation.

    MBA/IMBA Programs will hold a separate orientation for incoming students and are not required to attend the Graduate School General Orientation.

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    Additional Info

    • Graduate Student Association (GSA): The GSA supports all graduate students academically and socially, and promotes the interests and welfare of graduate students within the university.
    • Code of Student Life: The rules and regulations for UNCW students can be found in the Code of Student Life. We have an expectation that our students will read it and become familiar with our community standards – we want them to know and understand the Code.

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