Advising is required at UNC Greensboro before students can receive their advising code and register for classes. During the summer, incoming transfer students are advised by CASA advisors in a process known as Advising and Registration by Appointment (ARA). To schedule your advising appointment with a CASA advisor by following the steps in this guide: How to schedule an appointment with an advisor
A few weeks into your first semester at UNCG, you will be assigned a specific advisor. Your advisor’s name will be listed in the top portion of your Degree Works report and can also be found in UNCGenie by selecting your Student tab > Registration > Look Up Advisor. You will be required to meet with this advisor at least once a semester (typically after Fall/Spring breaks) in order to plan your coursework for the next semester and receive your advising code. You will be able to register for the next semester’s classes when your registration window opens, typically in early November for Spring registration and early April for Fall registration.
Students at a sophomore level or higher are advised within their major departments. Students with fewer than 30 earned credit hours will be assigned a CASA advisor.
Students who are curious about how a course taken outside UNCG might transfer for credit can search for it using the Transfer Equivalency Search (TES). This database includes listings of thousands of courses at hundreds of institutions. Students can look up their transfer institution, then find the classes they have taken to see a comparison of how they can expect coursework to translate at UNCG.
Courses that show up in TES as 000 courses typically show up in the Electives section of your Degree Works. If you think they ought to meet a specific requirement, you can petition for the class to count toward a needed degree requirement. You should always check with an advisor before petitioning for credits.
To petition for a course to count towards Minerva’s Academic Curriculum, follow the instructions here.
To petition for a course to count towards the Communicating in Context Breadth of Knowledge, College Writing, or additional language requirement, follow the instructions here.
To petition for a course to count towards your major or minor, you’ll need to email the undergraduate director of the department and provide them with a course description or syllabus, and ask them to evaluate the course for potential major credit. If they say yes, they’ll submit the paperwork to help ensure the class is counted appropriately on your DegreeWorks.
To petition for a course that is not in your major or minor department to count towards 300-level credits, you’ll need to email the undergraduate director of that department and copy a CASA advisor. Provide a course description or syllabus, and ask them to evaluate whether or not the course is equivalent to the work-load of a 300-level or higher course here at UNCG. If they say yes, then CASA will work with you to help get the class counted appropriately.