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Graduate Student Checklist


Welcome to Guilford

Congratulations on your decision to attend the Guilford College Graduate School! We're pleased to welcome new graduate students as part of our community of learners. Below is important information and dates for your next steps as a Guilford student. You may have already completed some of these steps. Also, please check back often as information will be added to this page as we get closer to the start of the semester.


Next Steps for Admitted Graduate Students

ASAP — Reserve Your Spot at Guilford

Submit your $250 deposit online through your Guilford status page. Once logged in you'll need to accept your offer of admission and then you'll be prompted to pay your deposit.

You may also call the Office of Admission at 336.316.2100 to pay over the phone by credit or debit card.

Or send a check or money order (made payable to Guilford College) to:

Guilford College
Office of Admission
5800 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, N.C. 27410

Watch for Your Guilford Account Login Information

Be on the lookout for an email containing your new Guilford email address, ID number (G#), and account information, with the subject line Guilford Login Information. At that time, follow the instructions to log in to your Guilford accounts and update your passwords. If you're returning to Guilford College, your existing passwords and PINS will still work, and information about how to reset passwords and PINS will be provided.

Prepare for Your Technology and Learning Needs

Familiarize yourself with information on the Student Technology and Learning Guide, including discount laptop purchasing opportunities. Now is the time to ensure you have the tools to support your learning success.

Register Your Bike and/or Vehicle

Register your vehicle/bicycle online. Select Apply for a Permit, follow the steps, and print out your confirmation page when registration is complete. You will need to bring the confirmation page with you to the Office of Public Safety to pick up your free permit decal.

Tuition Payments

Please watch your email for information about payment plans and tuition bills. You will also receive instructions by email about how to use TouchNet. 

Payment-plan enrollment will be available for five monthly installments on Touchnet from July 1-14.

The first payment is due July 15.

If you're not on a payment plan, your balance is due in full by Aug. 17.

ASAP — Complete the FAFSA

Every student should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), regardless of income. It's available starting Oct. 1. Guilford uses the FAFSA to offer grants and work-study. Guilford’s FAFSA code is 002931.

If you have questions or need more time, call the Office of Admission to speak to your counselor, 336.316.2100.

July 1 — Accept Your Federal Student Loans

If you have applied for federal aid and need to accept the Federal Direct Loans that have been offered to you, log in to Banner Web to do so. Once you accept your loans, make sure you complete the Master Promissory Note, Entrance Counseling, and the new Student Loan Acknowledgment at studentaid.gov. Questions? Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 336.316.2354 or financialaid@guilford.edu.

July 1 — Register for Accommodations with the Accessibility Resource Center (ARC)

Students seeking support for a documented disability must contact the ARC at accessibility@guilford.edu to discuss accommodations.

July 1 — Submit Your Immunization Form

All students must complete this form.

Print, complete, and email it to studenthealth@guilford.edu or mail it to:

Guilford College
Attention: Student Health Services
5800 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, N.C. 27410

The College also requires that students receive the COVID-19 vaccine and booster, once eligible. Please include a copy of your vaccination record and current insurance information with your Report of Medical History Form.

Aug. 5 — Submit a Photo for Your Guilford I.D.

Please submit a photo for your Guilford I.D. Image specifications and further instructions are available at this link. For more information, contact its@guilford.edu.

Aug. 14 — Orientation

Orientation for new graduate students is at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14. Please check your Guilford College email for instructions on the location where you should report.

Aug. 15 — Verification Process

If you were selected for verification by the Department of Education when you submitted your FAFSA, please go to guilford.verifymyfafsa.com. You'll use your Guilford Network credentials to create your account. Follow the instructions to provide the requested documents to complete the verification process and confirm your financial aid.

Aug. 17 — Semester Begins

The fall semester begins on Wednesday, Aug. 17. For additional fall 2022 dates, see the Graduate School Academic Calendar.


Congratulations, your checklist is now complete. It's going to be a great year at Guilford!



Useful Contacts

If you have any questions, call the Office of Admission at 336.316.2100 or one of the following: