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Non-Degree Seeking Student Checklist

1. Immediate Steps After Acceptance

Activate your UNG Account

You will use the same username and password to log in to a number of important university systems. Use the activate your UNG account link to find your username and enroll in the password management system.

Once you have activated your UNG account, all UNG contact and correspondence will be sent to your UNG email account. It is important to be checking this email consistently on a weekly or daily basis.

Please note: After a student is admitted, it may take up to 48 hours before the student's information is available to activate. If you are not able to active your UNG account after 48 hours, contact the IT help desk at 706-864-1922 for assistance with activation.

Once complete, then you will be able to access and explore:

Determine your Student Type

Before you confirm your acceptance to UNG, you should confirm that you have been accepted as the correct student “type”. This information can be found on the Student Transguid or the Student Academic Transcript in Banner or the Application Status page. Contact UNG Admissions if you believe your student type is incorrect.

Submit your Confirmation of Acceptance Form

You can confirm your attendance to UNG through the Check Application Status page. Log into this page using your UNG ID number or Social Security Number, and your date of birth. Beneath your admissions decision, select “Confirmation of Acceptance”. Complete the form as appropriate.

You will not have to pay a “confirmation” fee. You will only need to submit the form via your check application status page.

Apply for Financial Aid (if applicable)

Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for federal or state funded sources of financial aid. For financial aid questions, please visit UNG Financial Aid or call 706-864-1412. For more specific questions, you should contact your financial aid counselor

UNG offers a convenient payment plan through a third-party company to arrange monthly payments. If interested, students can enroll in the payment plan in Banner after class registration. Learn more about payment plans.

 

Complete your Non-Degree Orientation Requirement

Non-degree seeking students attend Orientation online rather than in-person. To access Orientation, select the Orientation button on the right-hand sidebar of the Check Application Status page. There is no charge for online Non-Degree Student Orientation.

Please note that you must submit your confirmation of acceptance before accessing the orientation reservation system.

Complete eCore Introduction Quiz

Complete the eCore Introduction Quiz whether or not you plan to take an online course at this time. The quiz takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

eCore courses are designed, developed, taught and supported by faculty and staff from the University System of Georgia (USG) and are a great option for completing core curriculum requirements.

Please note: The eCore academic calendar (start/stop dates) is different from the normal UNG academic calendar. 

Visit the UNG Online Learning web page for an explanation of the difference between eCore classes and UNG Online classes, as well as other important information.

Confirm your Housing Arrangements

Only the Dahlonega Campus offers on-campus residential housing. Students enrolling on all other campuses can use the off-campus housing portal to learn more about rental and roommate options near those campuses.

There is a residential housing requirement on the Dahlonega campus for students that have not satisfied the minimum semester hour requirement with very limited exceptions. All full-time students accepted on the Dahlonega campus of UNG should carefully review the Residence Policy.

Dahlonega Residential Students (Non-Cadet)

If accepted as a residential student on the Dahlonega Campus, you must submit a housing application. Once your Confirmation of Acceptance form processes, the Office of Residence Life will email additional instructions via UNG Student Email. This email also signifies that you now have access to the Housing portal/application process. You are encouraged to start the process as soon as possible and monitor your UNG emails closely once you have started for further instructions.

Please note that even if you decide not to attend UNG, you are still responsible for the $150 housing application fee if you have already applied for housing. If you decide not to attend after choosing a bed and submitting the housing contract, you must submit a completed Housing Cancellation Request to the Office of Residence Life.  Financial penalties may apply.

Cadet Housing Contract

Cadets will need to visit the Cadet Housing page to sign housing contracts.

Cadets who apply for housing will be charged a $150 one-time, nonrefundable housing application fee. After signing your Cadet Housing Contract, the Assistant Commandant will notify the business office to apply this fee to your student invoice within 7-10 business days and you may pay it with your tuition and fees.

Be sure to follow all other steps in the Cadet Admissions Manual.

Submit a Photo for your UNG ID Card (Nighthawks Card)

Visit the UNG ID Card Photo Submission page to see photo guidelines and the photo submission portal. 

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2. Actions to Complete Prior to Class Registration

Review your Transfer Credit Evaluation

Log in to BannerWeb to review your academic transcript (Banner Web > Student Tab > Student Records > Student Tranguid) and ensure that all credit has been articulated. If you do not see a course on your transcript that you believe should be there, there may be a few reasons:

  • In-progress courses – credit for courses you are currently enrolled in, have completed while in the admissions process, or completed since the last time you submitted a transcript from your previous institution will not be applied until an official transcript indicating grades is received
  • Course credit for AP or other test credit – Official scores may not have been received from the testing agency used to take the tests, which is needed to post this credit
  • Non-transferrable courses – some credit may not have been accepted based on the accreditation of the institution where the courses were taken or based on the technical nature of the coursework.

Any test scores or transcripts that have not been sent to UNG should be sent as soon as possible (with final grades or scores indicated) to ensure application of appropriate credit to your record.

Any questions about your transfer credit evaluation can be sent to transfer@ung.edu.

Schedule an Academic Advising Appointment

Academic Advising

Your academic advisor is listed on your “Student Tranguid” under Student Records on Banner. You may contact your academic advisor directly to schedule an appointment.

You can begin to create a personalized plan of study before your advising appointment by accessing Degree Works via Banner. Learn more about using Degree Works. The Course Availability Guide will also show you available classes that may fit your schedule.

Meet with your academic advisor (virtually) and plan your courses.

Check for Holds

Check for holds on Banner under the “Student” tab > “Student Records”> “View Holds”
All holds must be resolved before you can register. 

Other Student Holds Explained

Please note you are required to have up to date immunization records on file with Student Health Services. If updates are needed, you will have a hold listed on your Check Application Status page with “immunization incomplete”. You can contact Student Health Services for more information. This hold will prevent you from registering for classes. However, once you reserve a seat in orientation we can turn off this registration restriction until after you complete the orientation session. Please contact Nighthawk Engagement & Student Transitions if you need assistance with moving this hold back.

Set up your Disability Accommodations (if applicable)

As you may already know, obtaining special accommodations in college is different than it is in high school.  If you previously had an IEP, 504 plan, or other documentation that would reflect the need for accommodations, please contact the Office of Student Disability Services to discuss your specific needs and the process to receive accommodations at UNG. Please be advised that the intake process takes time, so it’s important to schedule an appointment before the start of term to ensure your accommodations are in place when classes begin. Students must actively request accommodations, even when they transfer from another college, through the Student Disability Services office in order to receive them.

Once registered, you will need to notify your professor(s) in order to receive special accommodations.

3. Class Registration and Tuition Payment

Class Registration

An undergraduate applicant admitted as a non-degree student is allowed to earn up to 12 semester hours from selected courses on the Non-Degree Seeking Student Course List. Students may not enroll in any course for which there is a learning support prerequisite unless they have been screened for and have exempted the relevant learning support course. Students are advised to check course prerequisites and descriptions carefully and to consult with an academic advisor prior to registering for courses.

Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree are not restricted to this course list and should apply and meet the requirements for a Post-Baccalaureate non-degree seeking student.

Non-degree seeking students are eligible to begin registering for courses during the first week of classes (“drop/add week”).

Schedule Adjustments

Students have until noon on the last day of drop/add to make schedule adjustments, pending course availability.

Please review the Core Curriculum and your Plan of Study before attempting any schedule adjustments.

Find information on how to register using the Nighthawk Registration system. You will be able to search for in-person, hybrid, and online courses within the Nighthawk Registration system.

You can reach out to your Academic Advisor for assistance if you are unable to adjust your schedule on your own.

Review Invoice, Pay Tuition and Fees, & Sign Up for Payment Plan

Please visit the Payment Deadlines & Information web page for approximate information on when to pay fees. Students attending an orientation will have a different fee payment deadline (after their scheduled orientation session). You will learn more about this at orientation. You are encouraged to set up a payment plan (if needed) after you are registered for classes, but prior to orientation. Read about viewing and paying your student invoice.

If you have been classified as an out-of-state resident for tuition classification purposes but believe this designation is incorrect, please review the residency policy and complete the Application for In-State Tuition.

4. Items to Complete Before the Start of Classes

Register for a Nighthawk Personalized Campus Visit (Optional)

Once the orientation requirement is completed, the student has the option to register for an individualized in-person campus visit lead by one of our Orientation Leaders. This visit provides an opportunity to tour the student’s primary campus, “drop-in” to selected offices for more specific information and schedule a cadet uniform fitting, if applicable. To register for this optional personalized campus visit, log into banner and proceed to the orientation menu.

Order your Virtual Parking Permit

All vehicles on campus are required to register for a valid UNG parking permit. Parking permits are issued annually by Parking Services. Learn more about registering your vehicle here.

Review Tech Talk Guide

The Tech Talk guide is an introduction to the highly utilized technologies available at UNG. Students should be familiar with each of the items in this guide.

To access the Tech Talk Checklist, log in to UNG Connect. Go to Menu Bar on the left side of the UNG Connect home page. Scroll down to My Checklist and click on Tech Talk Guide. You will see a series of items with clickable links. As you complete each item, please mark the checkbox. Keep going until your completion bar reads 100%.

Order Textbooks

Find textbooks for your courses at the UNG Bookstore.

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