SOAR for Transfer
Parents & Families
June SOAR Reservations Are Now Open!
We are excited to welcome you to UNCG and help get you started on your college journey! Spartan Orientation, Advising & Registration (SOAR) is a required program offered throughout the month of June for all new UNCG students starting in the fall semester.
Make Your SOAR Reservations
JUNE SOAR SESSION RESERVATIONS ARE LIVE NOW!
- Log in to the New Student Portal and be sure to use your UNCG username and password. Your UNCG username and email address are very similar so they are easy to mix up: Username: smith Email: email@example.com
- Make your SOAR reservation and select the session you’d like to attend from the available options.
- Students will need to confirm their intent to enroll by midnight on May 2, 2023 to avoid their SOAR reservation being cancelled.
- Students must make reservations for all guests, and there is a maximum of two guests allowed. Guests who do not have a reservation must make one and pay on-site.
Be sure to take care of the following items before attending your SOAR session.
Your first step should be to log into iSpartan, using your UNCG email and password. From here, you can access your UNCG email, UNCGenie, and many other services you will need as a student.
- All official communication from UNCG to students is sent to their UNCG email – be sure to check yours daily.
- UNCGenie is the main student information dashboard for everything related to UNCG; follow the “login with iSpartan” link and use your UNCG username and password if prompted.
UNCG’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will help you apply, understand, and maximize the potential of their eligible awarded aid. Apply for financial aid today by filing your FAFSA!
Get familiar with our housing options, apply for on-campus housing, and review the housing application process through UNCG’s HRL website. From here you can also access Artemis, UNCG’s Housing Portal for students to apply, change rooms, or check their current housing status. You will use your UNCG username and password to log in.
Submit a photo for your SpartanCard online, using the SpartanCard Center’s PhotoLink web app! Follow the link above, read all photo submission guidelines, and then at the bottom of the page, click on either Campus, Distance, or Employee to be taken to your PhotoLink login page. You will log in with your UNCG student username and password.
The UNCG Immunizations office is located on the second floor of the Anna M. Gove Student Health Center, and is open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Immunization forms need to be submitted at or before your SOAR session, and can be found and downloaded at the link above, on the Student Health Services website.
Every student is required to complete a W9S Tax Form and submit to the Cashiers Office. This can be done online through UNCGenie, in the Cashier’s Office Document Upload section. For complete instructions, see the top of the Form W-9S in the link above.
As an incoming student, be sure to 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 need to send a transcript electronically, you can do so through the National Student Clearinghouse.
If you are taking 6 or more campus credit hours, you must submit proof of creditable health insurance, or purchase a plan through Student Blue, which is billed to your UNCG student account.
The Office of Accessibility Resources & Services (OARS) provides, coordinates, and advocates for services which enable students with disabilities to receive equal access to a college education, and to all aspects of university life.
SOAR Guest Fees
$40 per guest (online prepay)
$50 per guest (in person, day-of)
Transfer students are invited to make a SOAR reservation for up to 2 parents or adult family members.
Guests of the Transfer SOAR program pay a fee to attend; this fee covers administrative program costs, meal(s), parking, and materials.
Need overnight accommodations prior to SOAR? See our local hotel list here.
The guest fee(s) is fully refundable only if the SOAR guest reservation is canceled no fewer than 5 (five) business days (M-F, 8 am-5 pm) in advance of the reserved SOAR session start date. No partial refunds.
Parking, Meals, and Overnight Accommodations
- FREE parking will be available in the Walker Avenue parking deck.
- Lunch is provided during SOAR for in-person Transfer students.
- Need overnight accommodations prior to SOAR? Click here to view local accommodations.
- More information about parking, meals, and accommodations will be emailed to students and guests with reservations closer to your session date.
Academic Advising & Course Registration
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Transfer & adult students will meet with their Academic Advising Center to do an advising & registration by appointment (ARA) to get signed up for classes.
Few experiences in your academic career have as much potential for influencing your collegiate experience as academic advising. Much more than getting your advising code and selecting courses, developing a professional relationship with your academic advisor will help you make informed choices and decisions about your education and career. Academic advising for undergraduates at UNCG is coordinated within each of the University’s academic units. You will be advised according to your selected academic major. Advising centers are located in each of the 4 professional schools, the 3 Colleges, and within the Students First Office.
Incoming Transfer & Adult students will participate in Advising & Registration (ARA) by appointment, where they will meet with an academic advisor to get registered for their Fall 2023 semester classes.
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.