At SOAR, new students become a part of UNC Greensboro by interacting with other students, faculty, and staff in small, informal groups. Students will plan an academic program with an academic advisor, complete all registration procedures, and experience the unique culture and spirit of UNC Greensboro.

Before You SOAR

SOAR Dates

College of Arts and Sciences

Freshman Session 1
Monday, June 1st – Tuesday, June 2nd
Freshman Session 4
Wednesday, June 10th – Thursday, June 11th
Freshman Session 5
Monday, June 15th – Tuesday, June 16th
Freshman Session 7
Monday, June 22nd – Tuesday, June 23rd
Freshman Session 8
Thursday, June 25th – Friday, June 26th

Majors

African American and African Diaspora Studies (BA)
African American and African Diaspora Studies: Cultural Arts (BA)
Anthropology (BA)
Anthropology (Social Studies HS Teaching) (BA)
Biochemistry (BS)
Biology (BA)
Biology (BS)
Biology (High School Teaching) (BS)
Biology: Biotechnology (BS)
Biology: Environmental Biology (BS)
Biology: Human Biology (BS)
Chemistry (BA)
Chemistry (BS)
Chemistry (High School Teaching) (BA)
Chemistry (High School Teaching) (BS)
Chemistry: Biochemistry (BS)
Chemistry: Chemistry Research (BS)
Classical Studies: Classical Archaeology (BA)
Classical Studies: Classical Civilization (BA)
Classical Studies: Classical Language & Literature (BA)
Classical Studies: Latin (HS Teaching)
Communication Studies (BA)
Computer Science (BS)
English (BA)
English (High School Teaching) (BA)
Environmental & Sustainability Studies
French (BA)
French: K-12 Teacher Licensure (BA)
Geography (BA)
Geography (Social Studies HS Teaching) (BA)
Geography: Earth Science/Environmental Studies (BA)
Geography: Geographic Information Science (BA)
Geography: Urban Planning (BA)
German (BA)
History (BA)
History (Social Studies HS Teaching) (BA)
Interior Architecture (BFA)
Mathematics (BA)
Mathematics (BS)
Mathematics: Statistics (BS)
Media Studies (BA)
Philosophy (BA)
Philosophy Pre-Law (BA)
Physics (High School Teaching) (BA)
Physics (BA)
Physics (BS)
Physics (High School Teaching) (BS)
Political Science (BA)
Political Science (Pre-Law) (BA)
Political Science (Social Studies High School Teaching) (BA)
Psychology (BA)
Psychology (Social Studies HS Teaching) (BA)
Religious Studies (BA)
Sociology (BA)
Sociology (Social Studies HS Teaching) (BA)
Sociology: Criminology (BA)
Spanish (BA)
Spanish: K-12 Teacher Licensure (BA)
Special Programs Liberal Studies: Archaeology (BA)
Special Programs in Liberal Studies: Asian Studies (BA)
Special Programs in Liberal Studies: Integrated Science (BA)
Special Programs in Liberal Studies: Integrated Sciences (HS Tch Lic)(BA)
Special Programs in Liberal Studies: Intl/Global Affairs & Development (BA)
Special Programs in Liberal Studies: Intl/Global Arts & Belief Systems (BA)
Special Programs in Liberal Studies: Intl/Global Human Rights (BA)
Special Programs in Liberal Studies: Latin American/Caribbean Studies (BA)
Special Programs in Liberal Studies: Russian Studies (BA)
Women’s & Gender Studies (BA)

Bryan School of Business and Economics

Freshman Session 2
Wednesday, June 3rd – Thursday, June 4th
Freshman Session 3
Monday, June 8th – Tuesday, June 9th
Freshman Session 6
Thursday, June 18th – Friday, June 19th
Freshman Session 9
Monday, June 29th – Tuesday, June 30st

Majors

Accounting (BS)
Business Administration: Business Studies (BS)
Business Administration: Human Resources (BS)
Business Administration: Management (BS)
Consumer, Apparel & Retail Studies: Apparel Design (BS)
Consumer, Apparel & Retail Studies: Global Apparel/Related Industries (BS)
Consumer, Apparel & Retail Studies: Retail & Consumer Studies (BS)
Economics (BA)
Economics (BS)
Economics (Social Studies HS Teaching) (BA)
Entrepreneurship (BS)
Finance (BS)
Information Systems/Operations Management (BS)
Information Systems/Operations Management: Supply Chain Mgmt (BS)
International Business Studies (BS)
Marketing (BS)
Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality

School of Education

Freshman Session 2
Wednesday, June 3rd – Thursday, June 4th
Freshman Session 3
Monday, June 8th – Tuesday, June 9th
Freshman Session 6
Thursday, June 18th – Friday, June 19th
Freshman Session 9
Monday, June 29th – Tuesday, June 30st

Majors

Deafness, Professions in: Advocacy/Services for the Deaf (BS)
Deafness, Professions in: B-12/Hard of Hearing Tch Lic (BS)
Deafness, Professions in: Interpreter Preparation Program (BS)
Education: Dual Mjr: Special Ed/Elementary Ed (BS)
Education: Elementary (K-6 Licensure) (BS)
Education: Middle Grades Ed (Language Arts) (BS)
Education: Middle Grades Ed (Math) (BS)
Education: Middle Grades Ed (Science) (BS)
Education: Middle Grades Ed (Social Studies) (BS)
Education: Special Ed (general) K-12 lic (BS)

School of Health and Human Sciences

Freshman Session 2
Wednesday, June 3rd – Thursday, June 4th
Freshman Session 3
Monday, June 8th – Tuesday, June 9th
Freshman Session 6
Thursday, June 18th – Friday, June 19th
Freshman Session 9
Monday, June 29th – Tuesday, June 30st

Majors

Human Dev/Family Studies: Birth-Kindergarten Teacher Licensure (BS)
Human Dev/Family Studies: Child, Youth & Family Development
Human Dev/Family Studies: Early Care & Education (BS)
Kinesiology: Phys Ed/Health Teach Ed (K-12)(BS)
Nursing (Pre-Nursing Interest)
Nutrition: Human Nutrition & Dietetics (BS)
Nutrition: Nutrition & Wellness (BS)
Nutrition: Nutrition Science (BS)
Peace and Conflict Studies (BA)
Pre-Health Studies (BS)
Public Health: Community Health Education (BS)
Recreation: Community Recreation/Special Event Planning (BS)
Recreation: Therapeutic Recreation (BS)
Social Work (BSW)
Social Work: School Social Work (K-12 Teacher Licensure) (BSW)
Speech Pathology and Audiology (BS)

Pre-Health Studies
Pre-Health Studies is not the appropriate choice for those preparing for Medical School, Dental School, Pharmacy School, or Veterinary Medicine. It serves as a temporary designation for students who are interested in Nursing or who haven’t yet decided upon which Health & Human Sciences major they wish to complete. The following link reflects all available majors at UNCG: http://admissions.uncg.edu/majors-and-concentrations.php.

Occupational Therapy
Since an Occupational Therapy (OT) degree is not available at UNCG, many of the prerequisites for this professional degree are commonly found in the Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation within the Community and Therapeutic Recreation Department. If you have specific questions, please contact Health and Human Sciences Advising and Personal Development Office – 336-334-9753

Physical Therapy
Since a Physical Therapy (PT) degree is not available at UNCG, many of the prerequisites for this professional degree are commonly found in the Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology within the Kinesiology Department. If you have specific questions, please contact the Health and Human Sciences Advising and Personal Development Office – 336-334-9753.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Freshman Session 1
Monday, June 1st – Tuesday, June 2nd
Freshman Session 4
Wednesday, June 10th – Thursday, June 11th
Freshman Session 5
Monday, June 15th – Tuesday, June 16th
Freshman Session 7
Monday, June 22nd – Tuesday, June 23rd
Freshman Session 8
Thursday, June 25th – Friday, June 26th
Majors
These are the majors listed on your admissions application. For a complete list of majors in the College of Visual & Performing Arts, visit the College’s website.

Arts Administration (BA)
Art: Art Education (K-12 Tch lic)(BFA)
Art: Art History (BA)
Art: Studio Art (BA) and all other BFA programs
Dance Undecided
Drama (BA)
Drama: Acting (BFA)
Drama: Design & Technical Production (BFA)
Drama: Technical Production (BFA)
Drama: Theatre Education K-12 Licensure (BFA)
Music – Audition Required (BA)

Art
All students pursuing a studio degree enter the department as candidates for a BA degree in Studio Art. Upon completion of the foundational program, students seeking to join the BFA program in Art Education, New Media and Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Drawing, or Sculpture and Ceramics will submit a portfolio of their work. Admission to any BFA concentration is contingent upon a successful portfolio review by a rotating committee of art department faculty. There is currently no audition for entry into the BA in Arts Administration. Students will be reviewed by the Arts Administration Program Director to ensure adequate and timely progress within the degree program. Further requirements may need to be met.

Music
Admission to both the Music major and minor programs at UNCG requires a separate application and secondary admissions process that must be completed prior to official admission to the major and permission to enroll in major-specific coursework. Depending on your intended program of study in music, an audition and/or interview, as well as possible supplemental application materials, may be required. For more information on what is required for your major of interest, please visit performingarts.uncg.edu/prospective/apply. Questions? Please contact us at (336) 334-5789.

Theatre
Admission to the Drama (BA) major does not require any additional application or audition. However, some of the BFA programs (Acting, Theatre Design, and Technology, Technical Production) may require secondary admissions requirements (auditions, interviews, etc.) during your first year of study at UNCG. For more information on these requirements and what to expect during your first year, please visit performingarts.uncg.edu/prospective/apply. Questions? Please contact us at (336) 334-5789.

Dance
Admission to the Dance major (both BFA and BA) requires a separate application, as well as an audition, that must be completed prior to admission to the major and major-specific coursework. For more information on how to request and prepare for your audition, please visit performingarts.uncg.edu/prospective/apply. Questions? Please contact us at (336) 334-5789.

School of Nursing

If your intended major is Nursing, when making your SOAR reservation please select your major as Nursing (Pre-Nursing Interest). Incoming freshmen must have earned at least a total SAT score of 1060 OR earned a minimum ACT composite score of 21 to declare pre-nursing as their major. Those not meeting these initial criteria will maintain the declared major of Pre-Health Studies with Pre-Nursing Interest. Once enrolled at UNCG, following an established minimum cumulative 3.0 UNCG GPA AND the completion of a minimum of 15 credit hours earned, one can then declare pre-nursing as their major.

Freshman Session 2
Wednesday, June 3rd – Thursday, June 4th
Freshman Session 3
Monday, June 8th – Tuesday, June 9th
Freshman Session 6
Thursday, June 18th – Friday, June 19th
Freshman Session 9
Monday, June 29th – Tuesday, June 30st

Exploratory (Undecided)

Freshman Session 1
Monday, June 1st – Tuesday, June 2nd
Freshman Session 4
Wednesday, June 10th – Thursday, June 11th
Freshman Session 5
Monday, June 15th – Tuesday, June 16th
Freshman Session 7
Monday, June 22nd – Tuesday, June 23rd
Freshman Session 8
Thursday, June 25th – Friday, June 26th
As an Exploratory Major, you will work closely with your Exploratory Academic Advisor in the Students First Office to help you discover aspects of your purpose and passion in life. You and your Exploratory Academic Advisor will identify opportunities for you to explore different courses, programs, and co-curricular opportunities at the University and in the surrounding Greensboro community as part of your major selection process.

Make Your SOAR Reservation

  1. Log in to your SpartanLink account
  2. Click Steps to Enrolling
  3. Confirm your acceptance to UNCG
  4. Complete the Academic Advising Inventory in SpartanLink
  5. Click Make your SOAR Reservation and select the session you will be attending
  6. Be sure to register any parents or family members attending SOAR

Spartan Link

Take Care of These Items

 

For more information about the types of accounts required and other IT information, visit The Information Technology and Services (ITS) website.

Apply for financial aid by filing your FAFSA. Our Financial Aid Office can provide more information about our process.

Get familiar with our housing options and review the housing application process through Housing and Residence Life.

Submit your SpartanCard Photo on-line using the SpartanCard Center website.

The UNCG Immunizations office is open Monday – Friday 8 am until 5 pm. The office is located on the second floor of the Anna M. Gove Student Health Center. Find Immunization Forms on the Student Health Center website.

Every student is required to complete a W9S Tax Form and submit to the Cashiers Office.

Verify with your high school and/or current college to confirm that an official copy of your academic transcript(s) has been sent to the UNCG Registrar’s Office.

If you are taking 6 or more campus credit hours, you must submit proof of creditable health insurance at: http://www.uncg.edu/shs/student-insurance.

SOAR Fees

New Student Fee: $254

The cost of a SOAR reservation for one (1) parent or family member is included in your student’s New Student fee. The New Student Fee is a standalone fee which covers all SOAR student program costs, accommodations, and materials. The New Student Fee also covers NAV1GATE new student convocation, Rawkin’ Welcome Weeks, and many other first-year programs. Students do not pay their New Student Fee at SOAR. The new student fee is applied directly to the student account, and cannot be waived.

The New Student Fee is still applicable if you attend SOAR, yet decide not to attend UNCG.

The New Student Fee is still applicable if you don’t attend SOAR but do attend UNCG for the respective semester.

Additional parents or adult family members may be added to the SOAR reservation for an additional $75.00 per person.

The New Student Fee Includes:
  • Lunch and dinner on day one and breakfast and lunch on day 2 for both student and 1 guest
  • Parking and materials
  • Required overnight accomadations for the student
    • Does not include bed linnens, towels, or toiletries
Additional Parent & Family SOAR Reservation Fee Includes:
  • Lunch and dinner on day one and breakfast and lunch on day 2
  • Parking and materials

Optional overnight parent or family accomadations

Parent and family guests may choose to stay overnight in Spring Garden Apartments resident hall for an additional fee of $35. The optional overnight accomadation fee does not include bed linnens, towels, or toiletries.

Making Payments and Cancellations

Payments for additional Parent & Family SOAR guests is due at the time of the SOAR reservation by credit card online through SpartanLink. We do not accept personal checks or money orders. Please have your student log into their SpartanLink account to register you for the Parent & Family SOAR program. You will be prompted to pay for the Parent & Family SOAR program at the time you make your reservation. Reservations for the Parent & Family SOAR program not paid by the deadlines will be canceled. Students do not pay for SOAR in advance, their fee is included in the UNCG bill.

Cancellation Policy
If you need to cancel your reservation, please have your student log-in to their SpartanLink account and cancel your reservation. Once you have canceled your reservation through the online reservation system, please contact our office at 336-334-5231 to complete your refund request. Partial refunds cannot be made. If a partial refund is needed, your entire reservation will be refunded and a new reservation will need to be made. Changes in rates may apply. SOAR is designed to cover materials presented over a two day period. As a guest you may choose to leave if necessary, however, you may miss presentations and the fees for SOAR will be the full price. Please note that students are required to stay for the entire SOAR program.

Young Children and Friends

The transition to college is an exciting time for the entire family; however, we recommend that young children do not attend. Our program is not designed to accommodate the unique needs and interests of younger people. If children must accompany family members during SOAR, please note that each guest must pay a guest fee, regardless of age.

Day of SOAR

Directions & Parking

Directions

Spartan Directions is designed to provide quick driving and walking directions to all UNCG campus buildings. The parking offices also provide a map that may help you navigate campus.

Parking

Jefferson Suites Parking Lot
1110 Oakland Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27403

Check in

Check-in Time: 7:30am
Check-in Location: Jefferson Suites

Because you are being joined by more than 300 other students and their families during your SOAR session, check-in can be very busy and will require you to be here on-time in order to not miss our welcome session. It’s very important to leave plenty of time for traffic around campus and to get checked-in.

 

Schedule

Please print and bring the SOAR schedule to your SOAR session:

June 2020 Schedule Coming Soon!

Foreign Language Placement Exams

The following languages are required: French, German, Latin, and Spanish. All other language exams are offered in the fall through the corresponding academic department. If your major appears below, you have a foreign language requirement. If your major does not appear, you can still choose to study a foreign language; talk with your advisor about your interest.

  • African American and African-Diaspora Studies BA
  • Anthropology BA
  • Archaeology BA
  • Biochemistry BS
  • Biology BA/BS
  • Chemistry BA/BS
  • Classical Archaeology BA
  • Classical Civilization BA
  • Communication Studies BA
  • Computer Science BS
  • English BA
  • Environmental Studies BA
  • Geography BA
  • Greek Language & Literature BA
  • History BA
  • Integrated Science BA
  • International and Global Studies BA
  • Languages, Literatures, and Cultures BA
  • Latin Language & Literature BA
  • Mathematics BA/BS
  • Media Studies BA
  • Philosophy BA
  • Physics BA/BS
  • Political Science BA
  • Psychology BA/BS
  • Religious Studies BA
  • Spanish BA
  • Sociology BA
  • Women’s & Gender Studies BA
  • Global Apparel and Retail Studies BS
  • International Business Studies BS
  • Speech Language Pathology & Audiology BS
  • Art BA
  • Choral/General Music Education BM
  • Drama BA
  • Music BA
  • Vocal Performance BM

After SOAR

Resources for Academic Success

Regardless of which SOAR you attend, you will need to prepare for Academic Success. UNCG has a strong commitment to student success and provides programs and services that will support students as they grow personally and academically. It is important that students be aware and take advantage of the services that UNCG has to offer. Some of the programs and services designed to assist students are listed below.

Few experiences in students’ academic careers have as much potential for influencing their development as academic advising. Advisors help students understand how to develop sound academic and career goals, become successful learners, and understand their role in the academic community. Advising at UNCG may feel very different from advising in high school. In comparison, choosing classes in high school is relatively simple because there are fewer choices. At UNCG, there are over 100 different majors, providing students with a variety of choices when selecting courses.

During SOAR, students receive advising and register for classes individually or in small groups in a campus classroom computer lab. Experienced academic advisors assist students throughout the advising and registration process. Students are encouraged to contact their advisors or advising centers before making any schedule changes.

At UNCG, academic programs are organized under seven areas: College of Arts and Sciences, Lloyd International Honors College, Bryan School of Business and Economics, School of Education, School of Health and Human Sciences, College of Visual & Performing Arts, and School of Nursing and, for Exploratory Students, the Students First Office will serve as your advising location. Each academic department provides academic advising to meet the needs of its students. Advising during the first year is much different from the SOAR advising experience. Students are assigned to advisors or advising centers based on their majors during the first semester as advising models vary by department.

SOAR Sponsors