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Admitted - Next Steps

Next Steps for Admitted International Students

Degree Seeking StudentsPlease click here for next immigration steps.

Visiting Students (study abroad / exchange) - Please refer to your admissions application about visa next steps.

Refer to your application portal for important enrollment/admissions next steps.

All international students on UNCW visa sponsorship MUST attend the mandatory OISS orientation, called the International Student Orientation. To remain in compliance with U.S. federal immigration requirements, students must attend.

Degree Seeking International Students must attend TWO orientations:

OISS orientation International Student Orientation, -AND- general student orientation:

Visiting International Students (Exchange/Study Abroad) - Only need to attend International Student Orientation.

See the University Catalogue for semester start/end dates and a calendar of events. You will receive arrival expectations and logistics from the Office of International Students and Scholars 

Students need to finalize either on-campus or off-campus housing before you arrive. Students will be emailed housing application instructions and students must apply by the deadline to secure on-campus housing

If you have not yet received housing application instructions, please email

Immunization requirements must be met within 30 days from the first date of the class, or you will be withdrawn from your classes by the registrar without receiving course credit or monetary refund for classes.

If you do not have all of the required immunizations by arrival, you may need to receive any missing required immunization shots at the UNCW Student Health Center. Depending on your health insurance, you may be charged money for these immunizations.

Health Insurance is required for all UNCW students. This may be insurance that students currently have (family, employer, etc.), insurance they purchase through the school, or a combination of both plans.

You must submit your photo and fill out the paper work on the OneCard website to receive your student ID (OneCard) at International Student Orientation.


EBill is through Student Accounts - For more information about Student Accounts & Cashier's office

For any EBill questions email 

Convera GlobalPay is the recommended payment method.

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Seahawk Mail wants to ensure that parents and students have every opportunity to keep in contact, please visit Hawk Mail for more information. 

Canvas is the online platform UNCW uses to supplement in-person courses and for online courses. You will need to familiarize yourself with the functionality of Canvas. Admitted international students will be added to the International Student Pre-Arrival Checklist in Canvas. This Canvas site has the information for steps to take before arriving at UNCW. 

Sign into Canvas  

If you are an admitted international student and have questions about this specific canvas checklist, email 

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