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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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 tuition deposit deadline is June 1, but the sooner you submit your deposit, the sooner you can apply for housing and register for classes.
Step 2: Apply for financial aid
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. Apply by the priority deadline, May 1, for the best availability.
Disability-related on-campus housing requests should be submitted to the Office of Academic Accessibility, accompanied by supporting documentation by May 15. Visit oaa.unca.edu for more information.
Step 4: Sign up for an Admitted Student Day (optional but highly encouraged)
Explore the campus in depth! Sign up to visit on April 6 or 13 by March 15. Visit unca.edu/admitted, or call the Admissions Office at 800.531.9842 to register.
Step 5: Sign up for embark Orientation (required) and pre-rendezblue (optional)
embark Orientation is a fun, informative program for new students and is required for all incoming students. The full-day transfer student session is June 15. Sign up for your embark Orientation at transition.unca.edu/embark. Registration opens on April 1.
pre-rendezblue is an optional program that gets students involved in the Asheville community and allows them to move in the residence halls early and meet fellow students and staff who share their interests. Register at transition.unca.edu/pre-rendezblue.
Step 6: Attend an Admitted Student Day
Visit campus on April 6 or 13 for an Admitted Student Day. These days are optional but highly encouraged!
Step 7: Register for classes
After your enrollment deposit is processed, you will receive an email invitation to complete the Online Advising & Registration (OAR) course via Moodle on April 23. After you complete the course, submit the e-form (provided in the course) notifying the Advising Office that you’re finished.
After you complete the OAR course, you will receive your Registration Access Number (RAN) via email so you can register for classes.
The earlier you complete the OAR course, the earlier you’ll be able to register for classes.
Step 8: 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 June 30 priority deadline. Visit healthandcounseling.unca.edu 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 by July 1. 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 by Sept. 4. Visit healthandcounseling.unca.edu/bcbsnc-health-insurance-information.
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 Accessiblity at oaa.unca.edu.
Step 9: Attend Embark Orientation (required)
Attend your embark Orientation Session on June 15.
Step 10: Move In (if living on campus)
Move into your residence hall on August 17. Then head over to the Quad for a celebratory picnic and lawn games at rendezblue.
Step 11: Go to class!
The first day of classes is August 20.