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Prepare for Your Orientation Session
  1. Complete your Foreign Language Placement Exam. If you have not completed your foreign language requirement through your previous coursework or Advanced Placement (AP), SAT II Subject Tests, or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit, you must take the department placement test in the foreign language you studied at your previous college or university.
    • All French, German, Latin, and Spanish placement exams are administered online by clicking here.
      • You may complete the Foreign Language Placement Exam as soon as you set-up your ONYEN.
    • If you need to take a placement exam other than French, German, Latin, or Spanish, please contact the appropriate Foreign Language Department.
    • If you are native speaker of a language other than English, please click here for more information.
  2. Review Advising Information. Students admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences should complete the action-steps detailed below.
  • Once you create your ONYEN and set-up your UNC email, you can access the module on the Academic Advising - Fall 2017 Transfer Student Sakai Site by clicking here.
  • Once you have completed the module, register for classes at ConnectCarolina as soon as possible.
    • It is important for you to register for courses early to ensure class availability. Waiting to register for courses may limit course selection.
  • Schedule an appointment with an academic advisor in-person, by phone, or on Skype to review your academic requirements and discuss your academic plan at Carolina.
    • To schedule an appointment, visit and click the link "Schedule an Appointment."
      • Although you will have the opportunity to meet with an academic advisor at New Student Orientation, it is important to meet with an academic advisor as soon as you receive your Transfer Credit Report from the Admissions Office to start planning your coursework.
  • Students admitted directly into a professional program such as Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Clinical Lab Science, Radiological Sciences, Gillings School of Public Health, School of Information and Library Sciences, School of Education, and School of Media and Journalism should contact the program directly for academic preparation action-steps.
  1. Review Orientation Arrival and Parking Information. All sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis. No exceptions can be made to arrive late or leave early. You will receive two emails, one two-weeks and another two-days, prior to your New Student Orientation that will contain a link and attached parking pass for S11-Manning Lot. Learn more about Orientation Parking and Early Arrival/Late Departure Information by clicking here.
  2. Pack the appropriate materials for New Student Orientation. In addition to the materials below, please commit to memory your PID number, ONYEN, and ONYEN password.
  • Driver’s license, military ID, or passport (you need this to obtain your UNC One Card)
    • If you plan to obtain a One Card Plus with the Wells Fargo banking functionality, you will need to present two forms of ID.
  • Print your Orientation Parking Permit
  • Comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • A jacket or sweater (you will be spending time inside air-conditioned buildings)
  • Umbrella (in case of rain)
  • Water bottlle