Early Registration FAQs

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Welcome to UNCW! These are the top seven frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Early Registration. Click on a question to read the answer or scroll down to see the answers to all questions.


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What is Early Registration?

Early Registration is an online advising tutorial for creating your first semester schedule prior to Orientation. The tutorial will give you an understanding of general education requirements (University Studies), first-year seminar, and the online registration system. We expect new students to complete this online advising tutorial for a richer academic advising experience. We want students (and families) to learn more about our curriculum before Orientation.

Who is eligible for Early Registration?

Students who register for Orientation by May 12, 2017 are able to register for courses starting May 18, 2017 at 2pm. Students not meeting the May 12, 2017 deadline should review the information to be prepared for Orientation, but will not be eligible to register for courses until Orientation.

How do I access the Early Registration Tutorial?

Starting May 2, 2017:

  1. Log-in to mySeaport with your UNCW username and password. If a student is logging in for the first time their password will be their 8 digit birthdate (i.e. 01011990)
  2. Click on the Teal Ticket tab at the top
  3. Once at the Teal Ticket, click on Register for Your Required Orientation
  4. In the Orientation Registration system, click on the My Reservation tab on the left hand side
  5. At the top of the screen, click the blue computer icon with an arrow and Online Orientation: Begin or Review your Online Orientation – click here to begin the Early Registration module!

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When can I register for courses?

Registration for courses begins May 18, 2017 at 2pm. Registration ends on May 26, 2017 at 12pm (noon).

How do I know which courses are right for my schedule?

The Early Registration Tutorial will provide more information about our general education curriculum called University Studies. A majority of first year student's schedules include University Studies courses. Every student must sign up for First Year Seminar (UNI 101) in their first semester. 

I have incoming transfer, AP, IB, or community college credit. What courses are right for me?

The Early Registration Tutorial will provide more information about our general education curriculum, called University Studies.  If you have or anticipate incoming credit, be sure not to choose courses that work toward the same University Studies categories as these anticipated transfer credits.  For example, if you took AP Psychology in high school and did well (or expect to do well) on the AP exam, do not take Psychology in your first semester.  Instead, choose a course from another subject such as a foreign language or a science course. 

I'm nervous about signing up for courses on my own? Should I wait until Orientation?

We expect new students to complete this online advising tutorial for a richer academic advising experience. We want students (and families) to learn more about the curriculum beofre Orientation. You cannot mess up your course schedule. At orientation, advisors will review your schedules to make sure your courses are appropriate. We can always make changes to your schedule during your advising session at orientation.

What if I have questions or want to speak with an academic advisor?

If you have questions about any of this information after completing the Early Registration Tutorial, you will be able to contact an advisor. Academic advisors are available to help with registration on the following dates:

  • May 18, & 22-25, 2017 from 3:00pm-7:00pm
  • May 19 & May 26, 2017 from 10:00am-12:00pm

Contact information for University College is available on the Early Registration Tutorial.