The Graduate School

Missing Checklist Guidelines

Do you have a submitted graduate application with missing items? Follow the steps below for the specific documents that are missing from your submitted graduate application prior to contacting the Graduate School.

To view an item you are missing and where to send it, click below:

  1. Application Fee
  2. Audio Tape (Speaking Sample)
  3. Recommendations
  4. Resume & Cover Letter
  5. Statement of Interest/Essay
  6. Test Scores
  7. Transcript(s)
  8. Writing Sample

Application Fee:

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Audio Tape (Speaking Sample):

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  • Access the online graduate application to re-notify recommender of un-submitted status. If a recommender has not submitted, the entry may be deleted and an alternate added to the online application. Submitted recommendation(s) may not be deleted.

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Resume & Cover Letter:

  • E-mail the resume & cover letter to as the online application upload is not accessible once the graduate application has been submitted. The cover letter may be addressed to the program committee to which you are applying.

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Statement of Interest/Essay:

  • The Statement of Interest is missing or has arrived blank. Refer to the Deadline & Requirement Chart to determine if a specific form is required by your program.

  • E-mail the form/item to as the online application upload is not accessible once the application has been submitted.

  • MAC Users:Use ADOBE, not previewer mode, to complete pdf forms.

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Test Scores

  • If you did not have test scores sent at the time of testing, have an official MAT, GRE, or GMAT score report sent directly from the testing agency to the Graduate School (if required by your program of interest).
  • Allow 2 - 3 weeks for test scores to be received and processed by the Graduate School.

School Code


When requesting scores, locate the school code using the keyword search "Wilmington".
* Test scores must be within the last five years

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  • UNCW Graduate School requires one (1) official transcript from each university, college, community college, junior college and dual enrollment institution attended. Transfer credit listed on another institution's transcript is not acceptable. If you do not request one (1) official transcript from each institution attended, the processing of your application will be delayed.
  • UNCW Alumni: If you have ever attended UNCW, you do not need to request a UNCW transcript. The Graduate School will be responsible for obtaining that academic record (at no cost to you), including any transfer work reflected on your UNCW transcript. However, you are required to submit official transcripts from any institution not reflected on your UNCW transcript or any institution attended after UNCW. Click HERE to view your SeaNet transcript.
  • International Institution: (Except short term study abroad sponsored and transcripted through an accredited US institution) If you do not request a course-by-course evaluation through or, the processing of your application will be delayed.

Send Transcript(s) to:

Submitting Transcripts
Submit Paper Transcripts to:
Electronic password protected transcripts may be sent directly from the institution to:

UNCW Graduate School

601 S. College Rd.

Wilmington, NC 28403-5955

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Writing Sample:

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