Frequently Asked Questions

For questions on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), GPA and Eligibility, or Residency for Tuition Purposes, please see the links to the left.

I need a copy of my transcript.
For official copies of your transcript, please see our Transcript Requests page. Unofficial copies (i.e. for academic advising) are available on SeaNet.

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How much do you charge for transcripts?
There is an $8.00 charge for each transcript, payable by cash, check payable to UNCW, VISA or MasterCard, or the UNCW One Card.

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I need a letter to certify that I am a student (i.e. for insurance).
You can print your own enrollment verification certificates through SeaNet. After signing on, follow the links to "Student Services & Financial Aid" and then to "Student Records." Enrollment verifications (or certification letters) may also be obtained in the Office of the Registrar in person or by a signed, written request.
NOTE: All enrollment certifications regarding student loan deferments are handled by the National Student Clearinghouse. See below.

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I am a lender and would like verification that a borrower is a current student.
All of our enrollment certifications for lenders are done through the National Student Clearinghouse. You may contact them at 703-742-7791 for more information.

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Where can I get a Transient Study form?
The domestic transient study forms are now obtained online and the international study abroad forms are obtained through International Programs.
For more information, visit Instructions for Transient Study.

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I have a hold on my account. Where do I take care of this?
You can view information about your holds on SeaNet.

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What is the difference between a login PIN and an alternate PIN? Where do I get these?

The "PIN" that is requested on the SeaNet login page limits access to your SeaNet account to only you. Think of this PIN as a password. Every few months, you will be required to change this PIN. If you forget your login PIN, you can call the Technology Assistance Center (2-HELP) and ask that your PIN be reset. The "registration PIN" is requested during a SeaNet registration session. The registration PIN is intended to enforce advising, therefore you will get your registration PIN from your academic advisor. You are prompted for your registration PIN only once; the first time you register for a particular term.

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What if a class is full? What is a registration override?

If a class is full or otherwise restricted, the instructor can place a registration override into the system to allow a particular student register for that class. The instructor enters the student's ID number and the type of override through SeaNet. The student must then register for the class, before the drop/add deadline, through SeaNet.

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When I run an audit in SeaNet, I get an error message that says "Degree Program not defined."

This type of error generally means that some combination of the degree program, concentration (if applicable) and/or catalog year is invalid. The student should contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance to fix this error. If the program requires a concentration and one hasn't been chosen yet, the student will be asked to provide that information; this may require input from their advisor.

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Must I apply for graduation? How do I do this?

Application for graduation must be submitted through the Student Records menu in SeaNet on or before the dates specified in the university calendar.  Additional information is available at http://www.uncw.edu/reg/graduation-deadlinesApp.htm

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What is a degree with distinction?

Three degrees with distinction are granted to graduating seniors based on all work attempted (including transfer credit) in meeting requirements for the degree as follows:

• Cum Laude for an overall average of 3.50

• Magna Cum Laude for an overall average of 3.70

• Summa Cum Laude for an overall average of 3.90

Complete details appear in the Undergraduate Catalogue.

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Where is the GPA Calculator?

The GPA Calculator is available in mySeaPort.

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Is it possible to calculate major GPA or rank in class?

No. The university does not calculate a major grade point average or a rank in class.

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Does everything on the transcript have to be accepted, or can students pick and choose which courses they want accepted?

All transferable coursework with grades of C or higher from a regionally accredited institution is credited in the transfer evaluation process. Final determination of transferable hours is subject to allowable transfer credit limits and repeated course rules, as described in the Undergraduate Catalogue.

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What is UNCW's school code?

Our College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) code is 5907.
Our Office of Postsecondary Education Identification (OPEID) school code is 002984.

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