Admitted International Student Info

Congratulations...

on your invitation to join the niner nation. As a student at UNC Charlotte, you will be equipped with tools to make your mark intellectually while making a difference on campus and in the world. Your experience at UNC Charlotte will be enhanced by participation in internships, community partnerships and access to professors at the top of their fields. You will enjoy a deep sense of community through our more than 400 student organizations and make Niner Nation yours!

1. Submit your Intent to Enroll

  • You have done what it takes to be accepted to UNC Charlotte. Now it is time to accept the invitation. To confirm your enrollment, log in to your Future 49er Portal and respond to our offer of admissions under your To Do List.

2. Review your Transfer Credit Report – Transfer Students only

  • You may view your transfer credit evaluation online in your Future 49er Web Portal after you have been admitted. Click on Transfer Credit Report in your "To Do" List.

3. Activate your Ninernet ID

  • Your NinerNET Account is your official university username and password that you will use to log into My UNC Charlotte, your university email account, register for classes, and other university resources
  • Go to pwmanager.uncc.edu and click on the "Activate Account" button, then follow the instructions provided.

4. Get your I-20

  • Submit your Financial Certification Form. The average cost of study per academic year at our university is estimated at $42,200. This estimate includes average cost for tuition, fees, housing, meals, books, medical insurance, and miscellaneous expenses for one (1) academic year.
  • If you are a transfer student, make sure to complete the SEVIS transfer form as well.

5. Apply for Housing and pay your deposit

  • Please visit the Housing website to apply and pay your deposit.

6. Submit your final transcripts and Degree Certificates

Freshmen
  • See our Credentials by Country list for documents required as proof of high school graduation.
  • All transcripts and degree certificates/diplomas must be submitted in the native language and with an official English translation if the documents are not issued in English.
  • The transcripts or diploma should indicate your graduation date. The transcripts must be sent to us directly by your high school.
  • Mail the transcript to:  

UNC Charlotte
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223

Transfer Students
  • You must submit your final college/university transcripts if you are transferring from a U.S. college or university.
    • Mail the transcript to:  

UNC Charlotte
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223

  • You must submit a final credential evaluation if you are transferring from a college or university outside of the United States.
    • Have your credential evaluation mailed to: 

UNC Charlotte
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223

7. Register for SOAR - Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration Program

  • All incoming students participate in a SOAR Program at the beginning of the term and must register to sign-up online. This program assists you with the transition to UNC Charlotte and provides an opportunity to meet with an academic advisor and register for classes. You will also learn important information about the University and all of the services in place to promote your success. Register for SOAR here.

8. Register for New International Student Orientation

  • Hosted by the International Student and Scholar’s Office, the orientation is designed to prepare new international students for life on an American campus and explain important information regarding immigration regulations. This orientation is REQUIRED for all international students in F-1 and J-1 status. If you are an international student in F-1 or J-1 status, you must attend the ISSO orientation and SOAR. Students who are unable to register for SOAR because they are arriving late will have the opportunity to attend the ISSO orientation and a later SOAR session.  Both are required.   

9. Math Placement for Engineering Majors

  • Engineering majors will be placed directly into Pre-Calculus for your first semester. We recommend you take the summer to work on your math skills to be fully prepared for your Engineering curriculum. If you would like to skip Pre-Calculus and start in Calculus I, you will be required to take the Math Placement Exam. Advance registration for the Math Placement exam is required and can be made through the Department of Mathematics. You can also view a practice Math placement exam online.

10. Math Placement for Non-Engineering Majors

  • In order to register for Math courses, you will be required to take the Math Placement Exam. You cannot register for any Math courses prior to taking the exam. Advance registration for the Math Placement exam is required and can be made through the Department of Mathematics. You can also view a practice Math placement exam online.

11. Submit your immunization forms to the student health center

  • North Carolina state law requires anyone entering college to present a certificate of immunization that documents their compliance with all required immunizations. Please visit the Student Health Center for more information.

12. Provide your immunization records and show proof of health insurance or enroll in University sponsored health insurance plan

  • All International students are required to have health insurance while attending UNC Charlotte.  Students may enroll into the Student Health Insurance Plan or they may enroll in another U.S. or home country plan that meets the University's minimum health insurance requirements. Please visit the Student Health Center for more information.

13. Plan your Trip

  • Most students arriving from abroad will try to fly into the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), which is only about a 20 minute drive from UNC Charlotte campus. New international students are permitted to enter the U.S. up to 30 days before the program start date (listed on your I-20 or DS-2019 Form). Do not plan to arrive in the United States more than 30 days before this date or after this date.

14. Plan your finances and payment of bills