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Readmit Student Checklist

Welcome back to the University of North Georgia!

We are thrilled that you will be joining the Nighthawk family once again at the University of North Georgia! As a readmitted student, you’re bound to have tons of questions. Whether you have been away for a few semesters or a few years, the university constantly changes each academic year and so has the information pertinent to your transition as a Readmit Student. 

Nighthawk Engagement and Student Transitions (NEST) department is here to assist you. Listed below are your next steps! Please read through each checklist item carefully and explore the links provided for more information. 


1. Immediate Steps After Acceptance

Activate your UNG Account

You will use the same username and password to login 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 complete, then you will be able to access and explore:

Submit your Confirmation of Acceptance Form

All students should complete a Confirmation of Acceptance; however the method could be different depending on your circumstances. See the Confirmation of Acceptance page in Undergraduate Admissions for what action you need to take. You must submit your confirmation by our deadlines, or if accepted after the confirmation deadline, within two weeks of acceptance.

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

Schedule your Readmit Orientation Course

All readmitted students are required to complete an online orientation course. You do not have to attend a face-to-face or live virtual orientation. Readmit students will register for the course through the orientation system. 

  • Log in to Banner.
  • Go to the Student tab.
  • Click on the Orientation Reservation link.

Please note that you must submit your confirmation of acceptance and complete all placement tests (if required) before accessing the orientation reservation system. Payment is requested at the time of reservation. Payment extensions are available and can be requested by submitting the Payment Extension Request Form.

Apply for Financial Aid

If you’d like assistance in paying your tuition and fees, the Financial Aid office may be able to help. Financial aid encompasses both federal and state aid programs, including federal loans, scholarships (for academics, athletics, leadership, etc.), and VA benefits. F and J non-immigrant students are not eligible to apply for federal financial aid. We encourage you to explore all your options and carefully determine the right amount of aid for your circumstances.  

After submitting your financial aid application, you should be very pro-active in monitoring your eligibility and award status via your BannerWeb account.

Special notes for Readmit Students currently enrolled at another institution:

  1. If you have already submitted your FAFSA for the academic year you will be attending UNG, you will need to go to fafsa.gov to make a correction to your FAFSA by adding UNG's school code: 001585
  2. Loans at your prior school must be canceled before you can request any remaining loan funds from UNG. 
  3. All final transcripts from prior schools must be submitted to UNG before your financial aid eligibility is determined.

The Financial Aid Timeline is a helpful tool for all students.

Important Note:  Although you can apply for most forms of aid at any time during the academic year, it’s best to submit your application and all required supporting documents before the priority deadlines to ensure your aid can be processed and awarded prior to the start of term. 

  • Fall Priority Deadline – February 14
  • Spring Priority Deadline – November 1
  • Summer Priority Deadline – April 1

Submit your Housing Application (residential students in Dahlonega only)

If you’ve been accepted as a residential student on the Dahlonega Campus, you must submit a housing application. Once your Confirmation of Acceptance form and fee have been processed, 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 need to watch 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.

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2. Actions to Complete Prior to Orientation/Class Registration

Submit a Photo for your UNG ID Card

In January 2019, UNG switched to a new ID card. All readmit students are required to get a new ID made if their current ID is older than January 2019. Visit the  UNG ID Card Photo Submission page to see photo guidelines and the photo submission portal. Submit your at least 3 business days prior to your orientation session.

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. 

OPO Hold: The OPO hold will automatically lift within 24 hours of successfully completing the online pre-orientation modules.

OE/OR Hold: The OE/OR hold will be removed once you successfully complete the orientation requirement by either completing the D2L orientation course or attending an in-person orientation.

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 Orientation and Transition Programs if you need assistance with moving this hold back.

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.

Complete eCore Introduction Quiz

All incoming students should complete the eCore Introduction Quiz prior to attending orientation or registering for classes whether or not they 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 eCore web page for more information.

Order your Virtual Parking Permit

Parking permits are required and virtually issued to students by the Parking Services Office. Learn more about registering your vehicle here.

Set up your Disability Accommodations (as needed)

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.

Register for Campus Mailbox (Dahlonega - Residential Only)

Residential students on the Dahlonega Campus can complete the Mailbox Request Form to receive a mailbox at the UNG Post Office located in Hoag Student Center.

Register for Classes

Readmitted students who have confirmed their acceptance (on the check application status page) and completed the Orientation Reservation process, including the Online Pre-Orientation modules, have the option to self-register for classes prior to Orientation. 

How to Register

  • After you complete the orientation course, you will be able to make changes to your schedule. Students who are able to self-register will use the Nighthawk Course Scheduler tool in their Student Banner account to add and drop courses. 
  • View your time ticket. The time ticket tells you what days you will be allowed to register for classes. If you do not have a time ticket listed: 
    • Visit the Registration Information page and view the registration information for the upcoming term. This page will list the registration times for each student type. 
    • If you still do not have a time ticket when the registration window opens for your student type, contact the Registrar’s Office for support. 

3. Actions to Complete After Orientation/Prior to First Day of Class

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 which will be after their scheduled orientation session. You will learn more about this at orientation. We do encourage you to go ahead and set up a payment plan after you are registered for classes, but prior to orientation if needed.

Read about viewing and paying your student invoice.

Check your Admissions Holds

Check your application status to ensure that the Office of Admissions has everything they need to finalize your admittance and begin courses at UNG. A complete list of Admissions paperwork can be found on the Check Your Application Status webpage. Scroll to the bottom to view holds that may prevent you from registering for classes in future terms.

*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

Tech Talk

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%.

Complete Part One of both SAPU and AlcoholEdu

There has been a delay on access to these modules. No holds will be placed on student accounts for completion of these modules. Once these modules become available, emails with login instructions will be sent to all students who need to complete the trainings. We appreciate your patience.

4. Other Resources

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