University of North Carolina Wilmington
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Swain Center

Swain Center at UNCW - Frequently Asked Questions




Course Inquiries

Other Inquiries


How do I register for a Swain Center program?

Select ‘Programs’ under the Swain Center Web page navigation menu and click on the program of interest. Click on the ‘Register Now’ button to register. [Back to Top]

Can I register now and pay later? 

You will have to pay when you register for the course. [Back to Top]

What is the last day to register for a program?

It is best to register at least one week before the course starts to make sure you receive all of the materials. The date a course starts is posted on the program page. [Back to Top]

I am a student at UNCW – is registration different for me?

UNCW students should register by clicking on the registration button on the program page. [Back to Top]

Do you start a waiting list if a particular course fills up?

Yes, we will keep a wait list and let you know one week before the program starts. [Back to Top]


Where do I park?

Visit our Contact Us page to find out about parking if you are coming to a program on campus. [Back to Top]

Do I need a parking pass for UNCW's campus?

You might, it depends on the day and time of the course – see instructions here. [Back to Top]    


Are payment plans available?

You will have to pay in full when you register. You may pay with a Visa, Master Card or American Express credit card. [Back to Top]

Do UNCW employees or students receive discounts on the courses?

Yes - UNCW employees, students and alumni receive a 10% discount on all Swain Center courses and programs. [Back to Top]

Are there scholarships or financial aid available?

Many participants take courses that are paid by their employer or by a sponsoring institution. We encourage you to check with your employer about professional development expenses. UNCW nor the Swain Center provide financial aid for our programs. [Back to Top]

Can the UNCW tuition waiver for employees be used for any of the Swain Center courses?

No. [Back to Top]

If the military is paying, will you accept payment after course completion?

No. [Back to Top]

If I am working on a master's degree for a program other than an MBA program, do I still qualify for the MBA discount?

All UNCW students receive a 10% discount. [Back to Top]

Course Inquiries

Do you have a course catalog?

A full list of Swain Center course offerings can be found on our programs page[Back to Top]

How do I stay current with the class material if I miss a session?

Some programs require attendance to receive continuing education credits. You will need to ask a classmate to take notes for you if you miss a session. [Back to Top]

Can you shadow a course instead of formally registering?

No. [Back to Top]

Do I need to purchase a textbook separately?

No - any course materials, including textbooks, will be included in the registration fee. [Back to Top]

Where do I pick up the course book?

All course materials will be provided to you when arrive for the course, unless otherwise indicated to you after you register. [Back to Top]

Other Inquiries

Where do I find Blackboard if I need it for my program?

UNCW's Blackboard Learn log-in page can be accessed here[Back to Top]

How long will I have access to Blackboard?

You will have access until the completion of the program. [Back to Top]

Will lunch be served for GMAT Review or Salesforce Administration?

Some programs include meals. Each program page describes what is included. [Back to Top]

Are there dining facilities close by?

For programs on UNCW’s campus there are several dining facilities within walking distance to campus buildings. A full list of facilities and their hours of operation can be found here[Back to Top]