Transition Programs


Before, After and During Orientation: Be Prepared!

Incoming Transfer Orientation: What to Bring

  • Copy of Degree Audit
  • Comfortable Clothes
  • Light Jacket (some rooms are cool)
  • Comfortable Shoes (you will be walking around campus)
  • Umbrella
  • Note Pad & Pen


To make the transition into UNCW smooth, please take the proper steps to ensure a successful Orientation and college career.

What do I need to do prior to my Orientation Session?

  • Pay your Enrollment Deposit to the Admissions Office by the required deadline.
    • Enrollment deposit payments may be made online. Log in to mySeaPort and click on Enrollment Deposits. Enter your student ID number (or your social security number). You will be given a 3 letter-4 number code. This is your user name and your official UNCW e-mail address. Your password is your 8 digit birth date (i.e. 01011991). Use these to log into mySeaPort.
  • Make your Orientation reservation by the deadline. You must pay the Enrollment Deposit prior to making your orientation reservation.
  • If you plan on living on-campus, sign up with Housing.
  • Mail the Immunization and Medical History Form to the Student Health Center to avoid delays at orientation.
  • Take the Foreign Language Placement Test On-line prior to attending orientation. For registration purposes It is critical you take this prior to Orientation.
  • Mail Disability Disclosure Form if necessary.
  • Mail any final transcripts (high school, community colleges, etc.) to Admissions. If Orientation occurs prior to completion of your final term, mail the transcripts upon completion of your term.
  • Make sure all Financial Aid paperwork is completed. File FAFSA; return award letter; sign master promissory note.
  • Brush up for math placement test by trying sample practice problems at the Math Lab. Read about the math placement exam.
  • Music majors must contact the Department of Music at 910.962.3390 to schedule an audition and the music theory placement exam.

What can I take care of at Orientation?

  • You will receive your UNCW One card (your student id card) at Orientation. If you wish to put money on it so that it can be used as a debit card on campus you can do so as you check-out at Orientation.
  • You can choose a meal plan.
  • You will meet with an academic advisor and complete your class registration.

What do I need to take care of after Orientation?

  • Tuition and Fees: Billing schedules and payment due date information can be found on the Student Accounts website. Account balances may be viewed on SeaNet.
  • Immunization Deadline: Classes will be canceled 30 days after class registration if immunizations are incomplete.
  • Register for Parking Pass: To register for a parking pass, please log into mySeaport to sign-up. Additional information regarding vehicle registration can be found on the Parking & Transportation website.