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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!


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

Register to Attend Spring Into Guilford in April

This annual College tradition for admitted students is a great way to experience life as a Guilfordian. Participate in campus activities, visit classes, and learn about campus resources. (Register soon — space is limited due to COVID-19.) Students who deposit before the event will register for housing. Plus, students who attend and deposit by May 1 will receive a $100 voucher for books this fall!

Visit the Spring Into Guilford page to view available dates and register.

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.

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.

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 offer grants and work-study. 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) — Apply for Housing

Once you have set up your Guilford student email account and received your Network Account Login, you may review the housing options for first-year students and complete your Online Housing Application 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 Application by May 1 will have their assignments by May 31. The next round of housing 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 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 — Residency Determination

If you are awarded the N.C. Need Based Scholarship, you must complete Residency Determination prior to the start of the term at https://ncresidency.cfnc.org/residencyInfo/.  Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 336.316.2354 or financialaid@guilford.edu.

July 1 — Submit Your Final Transcript

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

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

Students seeking support for a documented disability must contact the ARC to discuss accommodations.

ARC staff will begin meeting with new and transfer students in July. To ensure that accommodations are in place before classes begin, all documentation should be submitted by Aug. 1. Documentation received after this date will be processed after the start of the semester. Please contact Residential Education and Housing for information on priority ADA housing accommodation deadlines.

Please visit the New Student page on the ARC website for instructions and documentation guidelines.  

Email accessibility@guilford.edu with questions.

July 1 — Complete Your Immunization Form

All students must complete this student immunization form.

Print, complete, and return it to:

Guilford College
Attn: Susan Smith
5800 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, N.C. 27410

July 16 — First Tuition Payment Due

Make sure to pay your first tuition bill by July 16.

You will receive instructions by email about how to use TouchNet

Payment plans will be available for five monthly installments on Touchnet from July 1-15.

Aug. 1 — Buy Your Course Materials

Visit the online Guilford College Bookstore to find out what books and materials are required for your fall classes. You can buy your books from the bookstore or from online retailers. After you register for classes and find out who your professors will be this fall, please reach out to them ASAP if purchasing books will be a hardship. (Note: You should not buy any English textbooks until your placement has been determined during your 3-week Initiate course.)

Aug. 2 — Submit a Photo for Your Guilford I.D.

To prepare for move-in, 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. 15 — Check-in

Check-in for new students is Sunday, Aug. 15, and your Week of Welcome begins 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. 18 — First Day of Class

The fall three-week session begins on Wednesday, Aug. 18. For more information and a full academic calendar, please visit the Registrar and Student Accounts page

Aug. 31 — Provide Proof of Health Insurance

All students are required to provide proof of insurance. You have the option to waive school insurance online through UnitedHealthcare. The health insurance waiver period is from mid-June to Aug. 31. Starting in mid-June, please visit https://studentcenter.uhcsr.com, and find Guilford College in the dropdown menu.


Congratulations — your checklist is now complete! We'll see you in August for check-in and the kickoff to Week of Welcome. 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: