Congratulations, New Graduate Student!

Next Steps Checklist

Review Your Acceptance Letter

Your acceptance letter can be viewed through the online application. If you need help resetting your account password, click here. Your letter contains the following information: 

  • Program of Acceptance 
  • Term of Acceptance
  • Type of Acceptance
    If you have been accepted provisionally, be sure to communicate with your department about the academic standards and/or remaining documents required of you.
  • NC Residency Status for Tuition Purposes
    For information on residency classification, application for residency reclassification, and residency appeals, click here.
  • UNCW ID number (begins with 850)
  • UNCW Email address

Enrollment Deposit

A $50 non-refundable/non-transferable enrollment deposit is required to secure admission and is paid through mySeaport, Monday through Friday. Enrollment deposits are typically due within two weeks of receiving your official acceptance letter, and are payable by MasterCard or Visa. The enrollment deposit is applied toward tuition and fees, and will show up as a credit on your bill when the semester begins. Do not use the E-bill system to pay your enrollment deposit, follow the instructions below.            

  1. Go to mySeaport
  2. Enter your username and password.
    username = UNCW e-mail address (without the "")
    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")

Until your enrollment deposit has been paid you will not be able to view any Financial Aid Packages, register for classes, register for parking or receive your One Card. Please allow 24 to 48 hours for your enrollment deposit to process.

Enrollment deposit waivers are available to current students (UNCW students may not pursue graduate and undergraduate matriculations simultaneously for the same term),UNCW faculty/staff/dependents, Active Duty Military members, or any student receiving financial assistance from UNCW or an outside source (financial aid, scholarships, GAs, TAs, grants, school funding, etc.). To request an enrollment deposit waiver, email

Need help accessing mySeaport?
Technology Assistance Center (TAC) | (910) 962-HELP |

Advising/Course Registration

Before you register for classes, contact your program coordinator for advising. All program coordinator email addresses are listed on the Deadlines and Requirements chart.

SeaNet Login:
User ID: Eight-digit student ID number (starts with 850, listed in your decision letter)
PIN: Your birthday (MMDDYYYY)

Final Transcript

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

Submitting Transcripts

Submit Paper Transcripts to:

UNCW Graduate School
Attn: Kimberly Goerne Harris
601 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403-5955

Electronic password protected transcripts may be sent directly from the institution to:

UNCW E-mail

Your UNCW email address is included in your acceptance letter. UNCW regards e-mail, sent to the student’s UNCW email address, as the official method of communication. Once notified of acceptance into the Graduate School, check your UNCW e-mail account frequently.

For more information about your email account, click here.

Need help accessing your email?
Technology Assistance Center (TAC) | (910) 962-HELP |

Semester Start Date and Expectations

See the Academic Calendar for semester start/end dates and a calendar of events.  

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, as should some research and graduate assistants.
Check with your graduate coordinator or advisor about your required arrival date.

Apply for Financial Aid

Students who have applied for Financial Aid will not be able to view their aid packages until their enrollment deposit has been paid.

  • Cost of Attendance
  • For information on Loans and Grants available to Graduate Students, click here.
  • For information about Scholarships and Fellowships available to Graduate Students, click here.
  • To apply for Federal Loans, students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at  UNCW’s school code is 002984. For more information on applying for FAFSA, click here.

Graduate students are assigned to a Financial Aid Counselor. To discuss funding, financial aid, tuition payments and plan options, contact:
Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid | (910) 962-3177

How do I pay my 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.

Student Accounts | (910) 962-4281 |

UNCW Faculty/Staff and Dependents

For information on Tuition Benefits, click here.

For information and applications for the Textbook Scholarship Program, click here.

For information about the Staff Senate and the Staff Senate Scholarship Application process, click here.

To prevent disclosure of directory information, fill out this form and return it to the Registrar’s Office. 

Immunization and Health Requirements

Complete the required Immunization and Medical History Form within thirty days of registering for classes. Students who do not submit the required Immunization Forms and/or do not have the required immunizations will not be able to take classes on UNCW campus.

A physical is required ONLY if you plan to register for physical education classes. Previous UNCW students should contact UNCW Student Health Center to determine if their records are on file.

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

Students must either enroll in a Student Health Insurance Plan or submit a waiver showing proof of other insurance coverage. To do either, visit and select the waive/enroll tab. You will create an account and then login to complete the process.

All UNCW graduate students have free access to the university's Student Health Center, which includes the Counseling Center, Disability Services, and the Crossroads substance-abuse program. Many services at the Health Center are covered by student fees, while others (including many medical tests and prescriptions from the pharmacy) are offered at dramatically reduced rates.

All students (even those who receive funding) are responsible for covering their own student insurance & required immunizations, parking permits, and the student ID card fee.

Distance Education Students must check with the Student Health Center regarding immunization and health insurance requirements.

Have questions regarding health insurance?
UNCW Student Health Center | (910) 962-3280 | Leigh Lane


Two business days after you register for classes, you may complete the application for parking. The application for parking is available online through mySeaport. Once logged in, click on the Student Services tab. The Parking Registration link is on the left, under the second blue heading titled “Services”.

Have questions regarding Parking?
Parking & Transportation Services | (910) 962-3178 |

UNCW One Card

You can obtain your UNCW One Card two business days after you have registered for classes.

All graduate students must come to the One Card office in person to receive their UNCW One Card. 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. Materials at Randall Library
2. Computer labs and the Student Recreation Center
3. Meal plans or food dollars at campus dining locations
4. Free printing through iPrint. Click here for details.
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?
One Card Office | (910) 962-2008 | Sandy Marshburn


Housing is available both on-campus and off-campus. There is no on-campus housing exclusively for graduate students.

Have questions regarding off-campus housing?
PERCH | (910) 962-3119 |

Have questions regarding on-campus housing?
Housing and Residence Life | (910) 962-3241

Student Life

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.


PERCH services are provided by the Office of the Dean of Students to contribute to the successful transition and university engagement of off-campus, non-traditional, graduate, and military affiliated students. PERCH can assist with:

  • On and Off Campus Housing Search
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Connecting students to UNCW and Wilmington Resources/Arranging opportunities for Community development
  • Personal Support

Contact PERCH | (910) 962-3119 |

Employment Opportunities

All campus positions available to Graduate Students are posted on UNCW’s Career Services Job Site, SeaWork. Most campus Graduate Assistant positions are also emailed to all graduate students at the time of their posting, so it is advised that graduate students looking for campus work check their UNCW email address regularly.

For more information on Graduate Assistantships click here.

To access SeaWork for on and off campus jobs, click here.

Fall Orientation

The Graduate School holds an optional general orientation session at the beginning of each fall semester.

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.

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