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You've Been Accepted, Now What?

CONGRATULATIONS on your graduate student acceptance to the University of North Georgia! As an accepted graduate student, you are likely to have many questions. This guide will help you get started.

It is the responsibility of the graduate student to be familiar with the Graduate Catalog in effect at the time of official admission.  

Your path to becoming a UNG Nighthawk

1. Share Your Accomplishment

Being accepted into a graduate program is a big deal. You have taken a significant step in your academic and professional career that will pay dividends in the future. Share this moment with your friends and loved ones, their support will be invaluable as you progress in your program.

2. Join the Nighthawk Family

To guarantee your status as a graduate student at UNG, submit your confirmation of acceptance

3. Activate your UNG Account

Activate your account and enroll in the password management system.

You will use the username and password you create to log in to important university systems - email, BannerWeb, eLearning and myUNG.

Now that you have been accepted, your UNG email will be our official method of contacting you; check it often!

4. Apply for Financial Aid

Complete the FAFSA to be considered for federal, state, and university need-based aid to include grants, work-study and loans. After filing your FAFSA, proactively monitor your award status and submit required documents via your BannerWeb account.

Although you may apply for most forms of aid at any time during the academic year, you are strongly encouraged to apply and submit all required documentation before the priority deadline.

Our Financial Aid department can provide more information about available financial aid and deadlines.

5. Submit Immunization Form

All students are required to submit an immunization form (PDF) to the Student Health Center. If you are enrolling in a fully online (no campus visits) program, check the box for distance learning, sign and date and submit to the Student Health Center.

Students accepted to the DPT program only

Entry-Level DPT: Please complete the DPT immunization form (PDF) and submit to both Lynn Youngblood and the Student Health Center.

Post-Professional DPT: Please complete the DPT immunization form (PDF) and submit to both Amy Brown and the Student Health Center.

6. On-Campus Programs Only, Obtain your Nighthawks ID/Parking Decal

Please visit the UNG Card Office on campus to receive your UNG Student ID. This Student ID also serves as your refund card in the event that you receive a refund from the university. Students who do not want the card for refunds may elect to have funds automatically deposited into the bank account of their choosing.

In order to obtain a parking permit decal, you must first register your vehicle.

For additional details please visit the Auxiliary Services/Parking Services Website.

7. Review Payment Deadlines and Monthly Payment Guide

Review tuition, fees, and payment deadlines.

Paying for tuition and fees over time is an option using Nelnet. Once you have registered for classes and been awarded your financial aid packet, if applicable, you can sign-up for the payment plan.

8. Check your Account for Holds and Register for Classes

Check your account for holds in BannerWeb. Once logged in, select Student, Student Records, View Holds. All holds must be cleared prior to registration.  

Review registration information and register for classes in BannerWeb

You may access BannerWeb at, in the quicklinks section of or through

9. myUNG

myUNG is the UNG student portal with important information for students, links to other resources, and a way to learn about events and student life.

If you are unable to find the information you need online, contact Graduate Admissions or your program.

UNG follows Section 508 Standards and WCAG 2.0 for web accessibility. If you require the content on this web page in another format, please contact the ADA Coordinator.

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