Resources and Forms

Many of the forms on this page require Adobe Acrobat, which is provided free to students and faculty. Click here for instructions to download Adobe Creative Cloud, and click here to learn how to digitally sign a form.


UNCW Graduate School Application
Graduate School Application Steps
Graduate School Admissions Forms
Application Fee Waiver
Deferment Form
Military Admissions
State Authorizations 


Financial Information
Financial Aid Counselors

Current Students

Admitted Students Graduate School Checklist
Leave of Absence
Course/Semester Withdrawals and Complete Withdrawal
Office of the Registrar Student Forms 
PMCLS Assessment Form and Instructions
Graduate Student Travel Allocations Application (Please contact GLSSA officers for assistance in applying for GLSSA travel funds.)
Request for Extension of Degree Time Limit
Graduation Application
Library Resources and Research Strategies for Graduate Student

  • GLS Registration Forms
    GLS 591 Directed Independent Study
    GLS 597 Internship in Applied Liberal Studies
        Internship Agency Approval
    Undergraduate Request to Enroll in Graduate Course
    Transfer and Transient Study Credit

  • Advising Sheets
    Post-Master’s Certificate in Liberal Studies Advising Sheet
    Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Advising Sheet 
    Post-Baccalaureate in Women and Gender Studies + MALS Advising Sheet 
    Post-Baccalaureate in Conflict Management and Resolution + MALS Advising Sheet 

Books and Library Resources

Most of your GLS courses will require you to engage in research. Please visit Randall Library’s website for distance learners to view a tutorial for distance learners’ use of library resources, sign up for interlibrary loan to have books delivered to your home, and learn how to access library research databases and e-books. You can also get library help by email, 24/7 online chat, and phone through this website.

UNCW bookstore

Technology for Distance Learners

GLS courses are delivered in Canvas learning system. Access Canvas via Use the Canvas Help tool to contact Canvas when experiencing technical difficulties in Canvas.

UNCW has provided students with Zoom, a free way to have online meetings and video conferencing. To create your personal Zoom account, log in here, click “Sign In,” and follow the steps to log in to Office 365 using your UNCW domain name and password. To have a meeting on Zoom, all attendees will need to set up their own account first and download the package.

Adobe Creative Cloud is provided to UNCW students. Click here for instructions to download Adobe Creative Cloud, and click here to learn how to digitally sign a form.

Your first point of contact for technical solutions or issues is the Technology Assistance Center, or TAC. If you need technical assistance, you can visit them on campus in Randall Library on the first floor, submit a help ticket online, or browse through their website to find frequently asked questions and self-help resources from TAC’s Knowledge Base.

For information on downloading your free student version of Office 365, visit here.


UNCW Resource Centers

The Career Center is a comprehensive career counseling and resource center dedicated to empowering students and alumni as active participants in their own career development.

The LGBTQIA Resource Center supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual and allied students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The office works both to raise awareness and inclusion of sexual and gender minorities and to provide information, referral, support, and programming to the UNCW Community.

The Upperman African American Cultural Center develops and maintains programs and resources that support quality of life, academic excellence, social well-being and a positive overall experience for Black students at UNCW.

The Office of Title IX and Clery Compliance is committed to the equitable treatment of all persons and transparency of campus safety information. Through educational programming and resources, professional development, statistical information, and campus-wide collaboration, the office fosters a safe environment free of gender discrimination and harassment for all campus community members, regardless of sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression and other protected classes.

The Counseling Center provides confidential, time-effective counseling services to help students build a successful college experience. Services include individual and group counseling for personal or relationship concerns.

The Disability Resource Center is committed to providing assistance to enable qualified students to accomplish their educational goals, as well as assuring equal opportunity to derive all of the benefits of campus life. Through intentional partnerships with students, faculty and staff, the Disability Resource Center strives to create an atmosphere that encourages students' independence, responsibility for self, effective communication skills and a respect for the diverse learning experience.

The Office of Student Affairs is responsible for providing a variety of student support, service, and educational programs which are accessible to all members of the university community. Student Affairs provides excellent delivery of student services that are responsive to student needs and promotes the quality of life and education both inside and outside the classroom.

The Office of the Dean of Students is committed to advocacy and education centered on student growth and self-responsibility by serving as a central resource for UNCW students, faculty and staff.

Campus Police officers patrol the campus seven days a week, 365 days a year. The primary objective of the University Police Department is to provide a safe and secure environment within which students, faculty, and staff can live, learn, and work.

Active-Duty Military and Veterans 

Any active duty or military veteran who has served at least two years is eligible to apply using the Military Admission process outlined here.

GLS admissions requirements can be found here. These are the Graduate School admissions. There is a drop-down menu for active-duty military prospective students. To discuss or apply for veterans benefits, contact: Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid | (910) 962-3177 | Here are some additional resources for military admissions.

The Office of Military Affairs collaborates with academic and university departments to provide support services to military-affiliated students transitioning into UNCW.


Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP) 

The Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP) is an international organization of over 88 institutional members that share a common interest in graduate-level liberal education primarily serving adult, part-time students. Founded in 1975, the AGLSP represents a broad cross-section of higher education–from small liberal arts colleges to large, research-oriented universities in the public and private sectors. (from the AGLSP's "About Us" page)

UNCW Writers' Week

Each year, Writers' Week brings together visiting writers of local and national interest, UNCW students, and members of the general public with an interest in literature and writing. Activities throughout the week include workshops, panels, and readings.

Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP)

The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join our community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most in contemporary literature.

Cucalorus Film Festival

Cucalorus is a multi-disciplinary arts organization supporting emerging and innovative creative professionals through our annual film festival, a residency program, a summer camp for teen filmmakers, a community cinema, and an extensive community engagement program. More than 20 years in the making, Cucalorus has since grown into one of the largest film festivals in the South. More than 200 films screen each year at venues all over downtown Wilmington, attracting a large number of participating artists (300+) and thousands of fans and industry professionals (accumulated attendance in 2015 was 17,630). Festival programs focus on dance, music videos, emerging artists, social justice, works-in-progress, and international cinema. Cucalorus education and outreach programs include Global Perspectives, Works-in-Progress Lab, Latino Lens, Media Literacy, and Racial Rewind. Cucalorus is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that relies on funds from individuals, businesses, and grants to fund its annual celebration.

North Carolina Religious Studies Association (NCRSA) Annual Meeting

The North Carolina Religious Studies Association is designed to advance the academic study of religion in the state by providing opportunities for scholars, teachers, and interested laypersons to discuss issues important to the discipline. The NCRSA holds an annual meeting and publishes a refereed online journal, Thinking about Religion. If you are interested in joining the NCRSA, please see the Membership page for details. (the NCRSA's Mission Statement)

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)

The individuals who comprise the PCA/ACA are a group of scholars and enthusiasts who study popular culture. The PCA/ACA offers a venue to come together and share ideas and interests about the field or about a particular subject within the field. It also provides publication opportunities and sponsors the PCA/ACA Endowment. (from the PCA/ACA's "Welcome" page)

In addition to their annual national conference, the PCA/ACA host seven regional conferences that provide students and seasoned scholars opportunities for publication and to present in their respective regions.

Conferences of Interest

Far West PCA/ACA

Mid Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (PACA)

Midwest PCA/ACA

Northeast PCA/ACA

Oceanic Popular Culture Association

Southwest PCA/ACA

Visions Film Festival and Conference

Visions Film Festival & Conference aims to unite a diverse community of undergraduate students through scholarly analysis, discussion panels and cutting-edge screenings. Founded in 2006, Visions has grown from the small local festival it once was to an international festival that displays student work on a larger scale. As the only undergraduate peer-reviewed joint film festival and conference, this event creates an enriched experience for filmmakers and scholars through a wide spread of panels and workshops, alongside interactive installations and visionary screenings.

Check out a Poets & Writers article on writers conferences, colonies, and workshops.

Check out The Writer magazine’s article “The Top 10 Writing Conferences in North America.”