Early Registration Tutorial

University Studies Core

CLICK HERE FOR THE UNIVERSITY STUDIES CHECK SHEET.

  • Students should not sign up for any courses in which they already have credit. Please think about all of your AP/IB/CLEP and college credit accumulated before registering for courses. Also, have all of your colleges transcripts sent officially from the school and test scores from the College Board.
  • ENGLISH INFORMATION
    • English Course Placement is dependent on your SAT or ACT score.
      • Students with a score of 610 or greater on the SAT Verbal (27 on the ACT English) will sign up for ENG 103.
      • All other students sign up for ENG 100 or ENG 101.
    • If you've already taken ENG 101, you can take ENG 103 in the spring if you placed into 103. ENG 200 or 201 is usually taken during your sophomore year. This means that you may not have an English class in the spring, which is normal.
  • MATH INFORMATION
    • Students can be placed into a math class without taking the math placement exam if they have a high ACT score:
      • ACT 22 or higher = MAT 111, 141, 142, or STT 210, 215
      • ACT 27-28 = MAT 112, 115, 151
      • ACT 29 or higher = MAT 161
    • Students scoring a 2 on the Advanced Placement (AP) test may take MAT 151 or 161 without taking the math placement exam.
    • Required Math by Major Sheet
    • The Math Placement Exam is offered at Orientation.You will have the opportunity to challenge your current placement in Math at Orientation with the placement exam.
    • Click here for more information about the Math Placement Exam.
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE INFORMATION
    • The Foreign Language Placement Exam can be taken online before Orientation.
    • The purpose of the placement exam is to place you into the appropriate level to continue your language studies from where you left off. All students are required to take the course in which they place.
    • If you took a Foreign Language course in the Fall and plan to take a higher-level course in the Spring, the course from the Fall must be posted on your UNCW transcript in order for you to register for the next course. Therefore, you may not be able to register for a foreign language during Early Registration.
    • Foreign Language courses at the 101 level are only available to students who DID NOT take this language in high school. For example, if you took Spanish in high school, you are not eligible for SPN 101.
  • FIRST YEAR SEMINAR
    • To find First Year Seminar (UNI 101) look under University College within course search.
  • SPECIAL NOTE FOR PRE-HEALTH, ATHLETIC TRAINING, BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY AND NURSING MAJORS
  • Major Program Sheets show you all courses needed for your particular major