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Online Student Checklist

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of North Georgia!

As a new student, you're bound to have tons of questions about starting classes at the University of North Georgia (UNG) – you know you're accepted, but what's next? There are a number of tasks you must complete to finish the enrollment process and begin your journey as a UNG Nighthawk. Please read through each 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 complete the Confirmation of Acceptance process prior to receiving access to the Online Pre-Orientation modules.

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.

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. 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 Transfer Students:

  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
Nigel and students taking selfie together at orientation session.

2. Actions to Complete Prior to Class Registration

Online Pre-Orientation (OPO) Modules for Students Not Required to Attend Orientation

All incoming undergraduate students, including online students, must complete the Online Pre-Orientation modules prior to orientation/class registration. A hold is placed on the student account preventing schedule adjustments until these modules are complete. You can access the OPO modules by logging into your Check Application Status page. Students required to attend orientation will automatically complete the modules as part of the orientation reservation process.

Complete eCore Introduction Quiz

All incoming students should complete the eCore Introduction Quiz prior to registering for classes 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 Online Learning @ UNG web page for more information.

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. 

Student Holds Explained

Submit Your Immunization Form

All new students (freshman, transfers, and others) attending regularly scheduled classes or receiving resident credit are required to submit a Certificate of Immunization prior to attending classes.  Please find more information and download the form from the Dean of Students website.

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. There is an exemption for distance learners on the second page, however if you transfer to one of our physical campuses you will need to update your immunization form.

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.

Meet With Your Advisor

UNG Online students are required to meet with their advisor prior to registration. A hold will be placed on your account and will not be removed until you meet with your advisor.

Advisor meetings can take place in-person, over the phone, via email, or over Skype for business.

Students can find the name of their advisor by logging in to Banner Web and viewing their tranguid.
(Banner Web > Student Tab > Student Records > Student Tranquid)

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

Review Invoice, Pay Tuition and Fee Bill, and 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.

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.

Complete Part One of both SAPU and AlcoholEdu

Students beginning in the Summer or Fall semester should complete the first modules for both AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates (SAPU) by October 1. A second set of modules will need to be completed by November 1.

Detailed information on how to access and complete these required modules can be found on the AlcoholEdu & SAPU webpage.

If you previously completed the AlcoholEdu modules and/or Haven (prior to June 30, 2018) or SAPU (after July 1, 2018) modules, through UNG or another University System of Georgia institution please email David.Marling@ung.edu

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