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Transfer Student Checklist


Welcome to Guilford

Congratulations on your decision to attend Guilford College this fall! We're expecting a great group of new transfer students this year and are thrilled you'll be part of our community. Below is important information and dates for your next steps as a Guilford student. You may have already completed some of these steps.


Next Steps for Admitted Transfer Students

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 Identification Number (G#) and Email Address

Be on the lookout for an email containing your new Guilford email address, G#, and login information, with the subject line, Guilford Login Information. At that time, log in to your Guilford email account and then log in to Banner to change your password.

Attend GO — Guilford Orientation

Registration for this fully VIRTUAL event is now open to deposited students.

At GO 2020, deposited students will meet with their Guilford Guide to review their fall schedule, learn more about campus services, and participate in fun virtual, evening events! Orientation Peer Leaders will also be available to answer our questions about life at Guilford.

Register to attend one of the following GO sessions:

Learn More About the Guilford Guides

Throughout your time at Guilford, your Guilford Guide (academic adviser) will work side by side with you in designing paths for illuminating discovery as you explore your interests, identify life goals, and plan for your post-college success. Learn more about integrated academic and career advising at Guilford by visiting the Guided Discovery page.

 

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.

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

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.

April 13 — Deposited Students: Log in to Canvas and Complete Class Preference Form

The Guilford Guides have created a Canvas page that contains information for deposited students only.

Use your Guilford network log-in credentials to access Canvas. Type in your network username (ex. smithe2) and password and then press the login button. Do not include @guilford.edu in the username. If you are having difficulty accessing Canvas and/or using your credentials, please email the Guilford College IT&S Helpdesk at webhelpdesk@guilford.edu

 

Access the BILL 000 001 Pre-Orientation — Fall 2020 course. Complete the class preference form. Your Guide will pre-register you for courses your first semester, and we want to take your preferences into consideration. Please keep in mind that the sooner we have your preference form, the bigger the selection of classes and times for us to choose from. 

 

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 and Entrance Counseling at student aid.gov. Questions? Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 336.316.2354 or financialaid@guilford.edu.

June 30 — Apply for Housing

Guilford requires students under the age of 23 to live on campus, including transfer students. Students in the Continuing Education Program may not live on campus.

Once you have submitted your enrollment deposit and received your Guilford PIN and email address information, you may log in to MyHousing Self-Service with your Guilford Network Login to complete the Online Housing Application.

Room, roommate, and meal-plan assignments will be finalized as soon as possible over the summer and you'll receive an email once they're complete. Please see the recommended Packing List for suggestions about what to bring with you on move-in day.  

Students seeking to be released from the residential requirement through the Off-Campus Release Application.

July 1 — Complete Your Immunization Form

All students must complete the 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

You may buy your textbooks at the campus bookstore in the lower level of Founders Hall or order them online.

Aug. 14 — Register with the Accessibility Resource Center (ARC)

Students with a documented disability have the opportunity to meet individually with Accessibility Resource Center staff to discuss academic, housing, and classroom accommodations as well as supportive services.

Please provide your information by filling out this online Registration Agreement and submitting any documentation as early as possible. Documentation guidelines and additional information can be found on the ARC website. ARC staff will reach out to new students prior to the start of the semester to set up appointments.

Aug. 15 — Submit Final Official Transcript

Please have a final official transcript sent to the Guilford College Office of Admission. The final transcript will allow us to transfer credit received at other institutions to Guilford. You're encouraged to submit all final transcripts as soon as possible, and they must be submitted by the end of your second semester at Guilford.

Aug. 16 — Check-in

Check-in is Sunday, Aug. 16, and Week of Welcome for new students begins the same day. This is also move-in day for our 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 and 12 p.m.)

Aug. 19 — First Day of Class

The fall three-week session begins on Wednesday, Aug. 19. 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, visit https://studentcenter.uhcsr.com, and find Guilford College in the dropdown menu.


Congratulations, your checklist is now complete! We'll see you on Sunday, Aug. 16, 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: