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First-Year Enrollment Checklist

Welcome #UNC21! If you’ve received your online offer of admission, here’s an overview of what you need to do before move-in day. Remember, the only way to secure your spot in the class is to accept your online offer of admission and pay the $250 deposit. Read on for more details!

P.S. Want to meet some of your future classmates right now? Join the official UNC21 Facebook group!

*************************************************************************************************************************************************ONYEN FINAL

STEP 1: Visit onyen.unc.edu, click on “Create or Manage ONYEN”, and then choose: “Create an ONYEN.”

STEP 2: You’ll be asked if you have a Guest ID. Click “yes” if you do. Then enter your Guest ID when prompted and skip to step 4. P.S. your Guest ID will expire after you create your ONYEN.

STEP 3: If you don’t have a Guest ID, click “no”. You’ll be prompted to enter your UNC PID (Personal Identification Number), which was included at the bottom of your online decision. Forgot your PID? Please visit the online PID Office Lookup website.

STEP 4: After entering this information, you’ll be presented with an ONYEN. You can make changes to your ONYEN and create a confidential password.


STEP 1: Log into selfservice.unc.edu using your ONYEN and Password.

STEP 2: Click on “Email Sign-Up” on the left hand menu to set up your UNC email account, create an easy-to-remember alias, and change your password.

STEP 3: Check your email by visiting heelmail.unc.edu.


Financial Aid Transfers2

STEP 1: Complete The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – UNC Code 002974

STEP 2: And complete The CSS/Financial Aid Profile – UNC Code 5816

Visit studentaid.unc.edu for more information. Counselors in the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid are happy to answer to your questions.



While enrolling online is the preferred method, you have the option to download an electronic copy of the reply form and mail it to us (postmarked no later than May 1).

*INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Be sure to complete your financial certificate as soon as possible and no later than June 1. View our special Welcome to Carolina brochure for more details.


Test Scores 4

STEP 1: Find out if your scores qualify for credit by viewing our test placement tables. To find out more about math placement and how to receive placement for Math 110 (which certain math and chemistry courses require), click here. For more information about foreign language placement, click here.

STEP 2: Have the testing service send your official score reports directly to us. Unfortunately, we can’t accept scores reported on your transcript or application.


Community Standards 3

STEP 1: Write an explanation of the incident and get corroborating documentation from a school official or legal representative.

STEP 2: Email the explanation and corroborating documentation to honorcode@admissions.unc.edu.


Housing 6

STEP 1: Learn more about your housing options and how you’ll find out about your room assignment.

STEP 2: When you’re ready to apply, click here and choose “MyHousing – Register for Housing.”

**If you have a disability or medical condition and are requesting housing accommodations, we recommend that you complete your housing application and submit all necessary documentation including a Self-Identification form by May 1, 2017.

*************************************************************************************************************************************************Laptop 3

STEP 1: Learn more about CCI (Carolina Computing Initiative) computers if you’d like to order one through the University.

STEP 2: Click here and choose “Order Your CCI Laptop.”

*************************************************************************************************************************************************Orientation 5

STEP 1: Learn more about orientation.

STEP 2: When registration is open, click here and choose “New Student Orientation.” Sessions are offered June through August. In addition to getting a feel for campus, you’ll have a chance to meet with academic advising to learn more about academic paths, course registration, and more.

Please note: It may take up to 24 hours after you’ve created your ONYEN for the system to update and for you to have access to register.

*************************************************************************************************************************************************Immunizations 2

STEP 1: Learn more about UNC Campus Health.

STEP 2: Click here to complete the immunization forms and choose “Immunization and Health History Form.”


Final Transcripts 3

STEP 1: Request that your current school send an official copy of your final transcript, which should include any classes you’ve completed since applying. For most students, this means their senior grades.

STEP 2: If you’ve completed courses at a college that you wish to receive transfer credit for, arrange to have an official transcript sent from that institution too.


Health Insurance 2

STEP 1: Learn more about Mandatory Health Insurance.

STEP 2: Enroll online for UNC’s student health insurance plan by the effective policy date of August 1.


If you have health insurance coverage from another source, you will need to complete the online waiver process by September 12 to confirm that you have coverage.

***The enrollment period and online waiver process will be open in early June. Please note that if you do not enroll or waive by the respective deadline, you will still be responsible for paying the health insurance premium.


Meal Plan
If you have food allergies or special dietary needs, consider contacting the Registered Dietitian who is here to help with any questions you have about dining accommodations, nutrition, and wellness.


The Payoff - transfers3

Hooray, now you’re ready for a stellar first semester!


Have questions? Find more information here:

Academic Advising
Campus Health
, immunizations@unc.edu, 919-966-2281
Carolina Computing Initiative (CCI), 919-843-8224
Dining Services, feedback@dining.unc.edu, 800-UNCMEAL
Housing, housing@unc.edu, 919-962-5401
ITS Service Desk (technological issues), 919-962-HELP
New Student and Family Programs (Orientation), newstudents@unc.edu, 919-962-8304
Scholarships and Student Aid
, aidinfo@unc.edu, 919-962-8396

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