Students from other colleges or universities, who intend to return to their home institution, may attend UNC Wilmington as permission (visiting) students in the fall or spring semesters. A student may only attend as a permission student for two consecutive semesters (not including summer sessions).
Upon acceptance and paying your enrollment deposit, you may register for classes by accessing SeaNet. Your user ID for SeaNet will be a nine digit number that begins with "85" and your pin is initially your birth date in the format mmddyyyy. You will be required to immediately change your pin to another 8 digit number. You will also be required to supply a security question and answer. If you do not know your user ID, please follow the link on the user login page for assistance. Within 1-2 days after paying your enrollment deposit, you’ll be able to view your registration time in SeaNet.
Visiting Students for Summer
Summer visiting students (those currently enrolled at another college or university) are allowed to attend classes at UNCW for Summer School only. Within 1-2 days after paying your enrollment deposit, you’ll be able to view your registration time in SeaNet. Please reference your Teal Ticket Checklist provided by the Office of Admissions, as you move through this process.
Orientation & Advising
Visiting students do not need to attend orientation; however, if your admission status changes to degree-seeking, you will be required to attend the next available orientation. Additionally, you will not have an academic advisor assigned. The advisor at your current college or university will remain as your primary advisor. It is suggested that you provide an unofficial copy of your current transcript to the Office of the Registrar, in the event our course requires a prerequisite course taken at your current college or university.
If you have questions regarding pre-requisites and/or the registration process at UNCW, please contact the Office of the Registrar at
(910) 962-3125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undergraduate Studies for Teachers
Following application and acceptance to the university, teachers who wish to upgrade a certificate or renew a Class "A" or Class "M" North Carolina Teaching Certificate may enroll in undergraduate courses. Prior approval from the division of Staff Development, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (external link) is required for certificate renewal.
Main Campus vs. Extension Tuition and Fees
A full-time regular-term student is an undergraduate student that is enrolled in 12 or more on-campus courses or a graduate student enrolled in 9 or more on-campus courses. These students will be billed the ‘campus’ tuition and fees rates for all courses (including extension courses).
Students enrolled in a combination of campus and extension courses (not meeting the definition of full-time regular-term student) will be billed at campus rates for main campus courses and billed at the extension rates for distance education courses (section 800).
Note: Full-time enrollment status may be determined differently for purposes other than tuition billing; i.e. financial aid.