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After You're Admitted

Next Steps for Transfer Students

Access your UNCW Applicant Portal to review your enrollment checklist and upcoming deadlines. Your UNCW ID, email, and login information can also be found in your UNCW Applicant Portal.

Review your Degree Audit: 
  • Your degree audit is your official transfer credit evaluation and provides information on completed and outstanding requirements necessary to complete your degree at UNCW.
  • If you are currently enrolled in courses, be sure to submit your final transcript after your semester ends. Current courses will be removed from your Degree Audit if a final transcript is not received.
Pay your $100 enrollment deposit by the deadline for your desired term:
  • By paying the enrollment deposit you are officially accepting your UNCW offer of admission.
  • If you are an Active-Duty or Veteran service member, Phi Theta Kappa member, or receiving financial aid, you may qualify for an enrollment deposit deferral. Please contact for more information.
  • The enrollment deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Register for Transfer Orientation:
  • All new transfer students are required to complete transfer orientation prior to meeting with an academic advisor and registering for classes. Students cannot register for orientation until their enrollment deposit is received.
  • Distance Education (Extension) and Online Accelerated Program students should register for the online orientation.
  • Before attending your transfer orientation you are required to submit your Health and Immunization Records to the Student Health Office
Set up Two Factor Authentication Stay informed through the UNCW MySeaport Portal
  • Within MySeaport, students can access their UNCW e-mail, calendar, and read about campus news and events. If you have trouble logging in or using the tools in mySeaport, contact the Technology Assistance Center (TAC). Remember to check your UNCW email often as that is how other offices will contact you.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is required to be considered for federal, state, and institutional grants, federal work study, and federal loans.
  • Complete the University Scholarship Application by the priority deadline of March 1 (if entering in the summer or fall terms). Students must be admitted in order to access the University Scholarship Application.
On-Campus Housing
  • Transfer students are invited, but not required, to live on campus. On-Campus Housing is available for transfer students on a first-come, first-serve basis. We encourage transfer students to apply for admission and housing early if they desire to live on-campus. 
  • For the most up-to-date information on applying for on-campus housing, please visit the Housing website for transfer applicants. (Please allow 3-5 business days after submitting your enrollment deposit to access the Housing application). Please note that the Housing & Residence Life Office has reached space capacity for new transfer students starting in the Summer or Fall 2024 term.
Off-Campus Housing
  • If you plan to live off-campus, UNCW has a dedicated team in the Office of the Dean of Students to help you navigate the process of locating suitable off-campus housing for students. The Off-Campus Student Services team provides services, resources, and support for UNCW students living off campus. 
Find Community
  • Explore opportunities for getting involved through the UNCW Campus Activities & Involvement Center (CAIC). CAIC is the student gateway to entertainment, involvement, and leadership on campus and provides opportunities for students to participate actively and grow personally through a variety of experiences.
  • Check out the Transfer Connect Program - a program designed to help you develop connections and build a support system at UNCW! You will be placed in small groups of 5-6 students with similar values and interests to promote connection through the semester. For more information about Transfer Connect, contact 
  • Explore transfer specific events on Wavelink, like our Transfer Social and Transfer Float events.

As a transfer student, you have the option to update your application for up to two consecutive semesters. Updating means that you do not need to reapply or pay the application fee again, but we will re-review your application for your future term. Additional transcripts may be requested if applicable.

Please note that enrollment deposits and orientation fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. To request an update to your application term, please use the Update Form in your UNCW Applicant Portal.

If you are not planning to attend UNCW, please withdraw your application. You may do so by completing the Withdraw form within your UNCW Applicant Portal. Completion of this form withdraws your application from the university, rescinding any offer of admission as well.


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