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First-Year Student Checklist

Welcome to Guilford

Congratulations on your admission to Guilford College! Please complete the following items by the listed deadlines. Note that items are added throughout the spring and summer, so check back often. We look forward to seeing you on campus in August!

If you have questions about your application, your deposit, or the information below, please contact your counselor or the Office of Admission at 336.316.2100 or

Next Steps for Admitted First-Year Students

ASAP — Reserve Your Spot at Guilford

Submit your $250 deposit.

Pay online through your Guilford status page. Once logged in, please accept your offer of admission. Once you submit this decision, 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

GO! Summer Orientation

Save the dates registration open soon.

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 enrolled in a payment plan, your balance is due in full by Aug. 21 the first day of class.

Modern Language Course Placement

Be sure you're placed into the correct level of a modern language (German, Japanese, or Spanish) to fulfill your Modern Language requirement:

  • German: If you have had prior instruction in German at any level, contact the professor of German, Dave Limburg, ( for proper placement.  
  • Japanese: If you have had prior instruction in Japanese at any level, contact the professor of Japanese, Hiroko Hirakawa ( for proper placement. 
  • Spanish: If you had four or more years of instruction in Spanish in middle school/high school, or you're a native or heritage speaker of the language, take the Language Placement Test at Guilford Orientation. If you’ve had 0 to 3 years of Spanish in middle school/high school, you can enroll in Spanish 101.

Connect with Faculty from Your Intended Major

Email Professor David Hildreth at this link. He'll then connect you with a professor in your intended major. You’ll hear from your professor in one to three days, at which time you can ask them questions about courses, expectations, and classes.

May 1 — Housing Accommodations Requests to the Accessibility Resource Center (ARC)

Students who need housing accommodations due to a disability must complete a petition for approval with the Accessibility Resource Center (ARC). This is separate from your housing application. Petitions received after this date will still be processed, but may be subject to availability. Contact, call 336.316.2879, or visit the ARC website for instructions.

May 1 — Complete the FAFSA

Every student should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), regardless of income.Guilford uses the FAFSA to determine eligibility for federal, state, and Guilford College financial aid programs. Guilford’s FAFSA code is 002931.

Guilford's preferred completion date is May 1.

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

May 1 (or as soon as possible) — Register for Housing

Once you have set up your Guilford Email Account, you may review the housing options for first-year students and complete your online Housing Registration Form through MyHousing Self-Service where you'll submit your roommate and housing preferences.

We'll let you know as soon as your room, roommate, and meal plan assignments are complete! Students who complete the online Housing Registration Form by May 1 will have their assignments by May 31. The next round of assignments will go out in July.

Take a look at the Guilford College Packing List for suggestions about what to bring with you on move-in day.

Guilford has a four-year residential requirement. Students seeking to be released from this requirement must apply and be approved through an off-campus release request. (Continuing Education students are exempt from this requirement.)

June 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 your award information in BannerWeb to do so. Once you accept your loans, make sure you complete the Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling at Questions? Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 336.316.2354 or

June 1 — Register for Disability Services Through the Accessibility Resource Center (ARC)

Students who need accommodations for a disability, including students with prior IEPs, 504s, or plans with another institution, must self-disclose to the Accessibility Resource Center (ARC). Supporting documentation should be submitted by July 1 for accommodations to be in place prior to the start of the semester. Contact, call 336.316.2879, or visit the ARC website for instructions.

July 1 — Residency Determination

If you are awarded the N.C. Need Based Scholarship, you must complete a Residency Determination Form prior to the start of the term at Failure to complete the form will forfeit your N.C. funding. For questions or support, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 336.316.2354 or

July 1 — Submit Your Final Transcript

Please have your final official transcript sent to the Guilford College Office of Admission.

July 1 — Complete Your Immunization Form

All students must complete this form.

Print, complete, and return it to or deliver directly to:

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

Please include a copy of your current insurance information with your Report of Medical History Form.

Aug. 18 — Check-In

Check-in for new students is Sunday, Aug. 18, and your Week of Welcome events begin the same day. This is also move-in day for residential students. When you arrive on campus, head to Founders Hall between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. (Those in the Continuing Education Program should report to Founders between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.)

Aug. 21 — First Day of Class

The opening of the fall semester begins on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Congratulations — your checklist is now complete! We'll see you in August for check-in. It's going to be a great year!

Useful Contacts

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