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UNCW Fact Sheet: Academic Year 2018-2019


Step 1 - Nomination

To nominate student, the UNCW partner university study abroad advisor e-mails Amy Lekeu the following information:

  1. Student name
  2. E-mail address
  3. Field of study (please be specific e.g. "Broadcast Journalism" rather than "Arts and Sciences")
  4. Number of semesters at UNCW (1 or 2)

Once student is nominated, the student will receive an e-mail with the UNCW application instructions.


Step 2 - Application

  1. UNCW Application 
    • Students will be sent a link and password for the UNCW Online application.
  2. Terra Dotta Immmigration Application
    • Once students are admitted to UNCW, they will receive an immigration application link to upload their documents and request course registration.

      Looking up UNCW courses To find course information for the upcoming semester (Fall 2018), go to SeaNet, select "Detailed Class Schedule", then choose the upcoming term (Fall 2018). Choose the subject you are searching for in the "Subject:" box. Then scroll to the bottom of the screen and click 'Class Search.' To complete the Pre-Registration form, you will be required to use your unique login and password sent to you by email. You will be able login and update your pre-registration requests until April 1st.


Step 3 - Documents

Nominated students should submit the following supporting documents via their Terra Dotta Immmigration Application:

  1. Passport biographical page
  2. Transcript in English (include courses in progress)
  3. English proficiency test score (non-English speaking countries)
    • TOEFL score: minimum score of 71 ibt, 197 cbt, or 525 pbt.
    • IELTS score: 6.0 on the academic module
      Alternatives accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Amy Lekeu if you have questions about acceptable alternatives for your university.
  4. Proof of Financial Support
    • Amounts
      • Exchange students, living expenses only - $6286-$7064 (range) for one semester
      • Study abroad students, living expenses and tuition - $16864-$17,642 for one semester
    • Document Requirements
      • Bank account statement, bank letter, or government student aid in English, no older than 6 months
      • If the funds are not in the student's name, the financial sponsor must also provide a letter that indicates he/she will sponsor the student (click here for sample letter)

Costs

Estimated Budget Per Semester

Item
Partner Exchange Costs
Study Abroad Costs
Tuition & Fees $0 $10,578 (12 credits)
Housing Application Fee $105 $105
On-Campus Housing $3,119-$3,800 $3,119-$3,800
Food (either on-campus dining or preparing your own) $1,830-$1,950 $1,830-$1,950
Student ID $20 $20
Mailbox $11 $11
Health Insurance (either UNCW insurance or option to waive) $1270 $1270
TOTAL $6,355-$7,156 (range) $16,933-$17,734 (range)

Dates

Application Deadlines

Semester
Time Period
Application Deadline
Fall 2018 August 22-December 13, 2018
April 1st, 2018
Spring 2019 January 14-May 9, 2018 October 1, 2018

Fall 2018 Important Semester Dates

Date Activity
April 1 Last day to apply
March - April UNCW acceptance packets mailed
March - April SEVIS number (immigration number) sent to students via email. Students may use the number to start their visa application while waiting for the paper immigration document to arrive at their university.
March - April Last day to modify your course requests using the Registration Assistance Form.
March 16 - 31 Your UNCW exchange advisor contacts UNCW professors to request permission for you to enroll in your requested courses.
April 1 - May 1 Your UNCW exchange advisor registers 70+ incoming exchange students for courses.
April 15 - May 2 Students notified of their UNCW courses.
July 23 First day students with an August 22 start date (as listed on their DS-2019) may enter the U.S.
August 16 Recommended arrival date, UNCW residence halls open (Wilmington, NC airport - ILM).
August 17-18 International Student Orientation
August 22 Classes Begin.
September 3 Labor Day. state holiday; no classes.
October 11 - 12 Fall break, no classes. International student residence halls stay open during break.
November 21 - 23 Thanksgiving break; no classes.
December 5 Last day of classes
December 7 - 13 Final Exams
December 16 Residence halls close. All single semester students must move out of on-campus housing by 10:00am on this day.
January 12, 2019

Last day students with a December 13, 2018 program end date (as listed on their DS-2019) may be in the U.S.

Spring 2019 Important Semester Dates

Date Activity
October 1 Last day to apply
August -September  UNCW acceptance packets mailed
August - September SEVIS number (immigration number) sent to students via email. Students may use the number to start their visa application while waiting for the paper immigration document to arrive at their university.
September - October Last day to modify your course requests using the Registration Assistance Form.
October 16 - 31 Your UNCW exchange advisor contacts UNCW professors to request permission for you to enroll in your requested courses.
November 5 Your UNCW exchange advisor registers 70+ incoming exchange students for courses.
November 15 - December 15 Students notified of their UNCW courses.
December 15 First day students with an January 14 start date (as listed on their DS-2019) may enter the U.S.
January 8 Recommended arrival date, UNCW residence halls open (Wilmington, NC airport - ILM).
January 13 International Student Orientation
January 14 Classes Begin.
January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - state holiday; no classes.
March 9 - 17 Spring break, no classes. Residence hall closes on March 9th at 10am and reopens on March 17th at 10am
April 18 - 19 Good Friday - state holiday; no classes. Residence hall stays open.
May 1 Last day of classes
May 3 - 9 Final Exams
May 12 Residence halls close. All single semester students must move out of on-campus housing by 10:00am on this day.
June 8 Last day students with a May 9th program end date (as listed on their DS-2019) may be in the U.S.