Transfer & Post-Baccalaureate Students

As a new Bulldog, you have a few steps to complete between now and your first day of classes. Follow the timeline below to complete your next steps.

During this time, it is critical to regularly check your UNC Asheville email account, as it’s the main way we’ll communicate with you regarding registration and the start of classes. Please contact the Admissions Office at 800.531.9842 or with any questions.

First Steps

Step 1: Submit your tuition deposit!

You aren’t officially enrolled until you submit your tuition deposit. Follow the instructions to submit your $150 tuition deposit ($300 if living on campus) and guarantee your spot at UNC Asheville. The sooner you submit your deposit, the sooner you can apply for housing and register for classes.

Step 2: Apply for financial aid

Students interested in financial aid should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at as soon as possible for maximum consideration. Visit for more information.

After completing FAFSA, check your OnePort account and email to view your financial aid application status.

After You Enroll

Step 3: Apply for housing (if you’ll be living on campus)

Complete the housing application by logging in to your OnePort account and selecting Housing Portal.

Disability-related on-campus housing requests should be submitted to the Office of Academic Accessibility, accompanied by supporting documentation. Visit for more information.

Step 4: Sign up for EmBark Orientation (required)

EmBark Orientation is a fun, informative program for new students and is required for all incoming students. The full-day transfer student session will be announced soon. Sign up for your EmBark Orientation at

Step 5: Register for classes

After your enrollment deposit is processed, you will receive an email invite to complete an online form. Once you complete the form, you will receive your Registration Access Number (RAN) via email so you can register for classes.

The earlier you complete the form, the earlier you’ll be able to register for classes.

Step 6: Submit required paperwork

Immunization & Medical Records: Immunization and medical records should be faxed or mailed by your primary care doctor to our Health and Counseling Center by the first day of class. Visit for more information.

Transcripts: Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges must be submitted before the start of the term. An official final high school transcript must be submitted unless you are over 21 or have earned an A.A., A.S., or A.F.A. Transcripts should be sent to the Admissions Office. View the Transfer Articulation Agreement in OnePort to verify your transferable credits.

Health Insurance: Complete the Health Insurance Waiver if you will be using your own health insurance. Visit

Accessibility Requests: Students seeking academic adjustments or accommodations associated with a disability should submit the Voluntary Disclosure and Receipt of Policies Forms to the Office of Academic Accessibility at

Final Steps

Step 7: Attend Embark Orientation (required)

Attend your EmBark Orientation Session.

Step 8: Move In (if living on campus)

Move-in will take place over two consecutive weekends. Visit for detailed information on move-in and check-in.

Step 9: Go to class!