Admission FAQs

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We are excited to have you join us here at NGU! We have a rolling admissions process. This means students may register until the first day of class.

14:1
Student to Faculty ratio. The average class size is 14 students.
1:1
Male to female ratio at NGU.
$85
Parking fee. Yes, freshman are allowed to have cars on campus!

Admission FAQs

  • What is NGU’s acceptance criteria?

    We like to see a 3.0 GPA (weighted) and a 20 ACT or 1,000 SAT for incoming freshmen. However, we will take your entire application file into consideration as we make our final decision.

  • Are Freshmen required to live on campus?

    In most cases, all students are required to live on campus unless they are commuting from a parent or guardian’s home in the local area. Call the Campus Ministries and Student Engagement with any questions at 864.977.7121.

  • What are the dining options on campus?

    Our dining options include the Todd Dining Hall and Chick-Fil-A.

  • Is each student required to have a computer on campus?

    Students are not required to have their own computers. We offer several computer labs on campus equipped with computers, printers, and copy machines. Please contact IT Services if you have any questions at 864.977.7272.

  • What are cultural events?

    Cultural events are special events held on campus which showcase the different departments within the College of Fine Arts. Students are required to attend three cultural events per semester. View all of the events for this semester if you are interested in finding out more information.

  • What should I know about chapel at NGU?

    Chapel is held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. in Turner Chapel. We also offer occasional evening services at different times throughout the semester. The worship is typically led by students, and the speakers come from all around the world.

    Chapel is worth half of one credit hour each semester. A student’s grade is based on appropriate chapel conduct and attendance:

    • A = present at 22 or more services
    • B = present at 20 to 21 services
    • C = present at 18 to 19 services
    • D = present at 16 to 17 services
    • F = present at 15 or fewer services
  • Is there a curfew at NGU?

    NGU does not have a curfew; however, our campus front gate and main buildings close at 12:00 a.m. on weekdays and 1:00 a.m. on weekends. We have a no-loitering policy after these hours. If students are coming or going, we ask that they have their NGU Student IDs with them. Our Campus Security Officers may ask to check their IDs in order to ensure that those entering campus are permitted to be here. This is a successful security measure we take to make sure that our students are safe.

How much does it cost to attend NGU?

Policies & Special Cases

  • Non-Degree Seeking Student

    An applicant who wishes to enroll in only a few classes for personal satisfaction, but who does not wish to pursue a degree, may be admitted as a Non-Degree Seeking Student . An application and application fee are required. No financial aid will be awarded. Non-Degree Seeking Students are limited to six hours of coursework each semester up to a cumulative total of 18 hours, unless granted an exception by the Registrar.

    In order to go beyond 18 hours, a Non-Degree Seeking Student must be fully admitted (have transcripts sent to North Greenville University and take any required entrance tests). Upon full acceptance into a degree program, the student may request that all coursework taken as a Non-Degree Seeking Student be applied to degree requirements. The student must complete the Request for Previous Courses to be Applied to Degree form, available in the office of the Registrar. Submit the completed form to the Registrar.

  • Transient Student Admission

    Students who are enrolled in another college or university who wish to take a limited number of courses at North Greenville University may do so as transient students.

    To enroll in NGU classes, the transient student must complete a North Greenville University application, pay the application fee, and present a transient student letter. The transient student letter must list the courses to be taken at NGU, and an appropriate official at the transient student’s home institution must sign it.

    No institutional financial aid is awarded to transient students.

  • Policy Concerning Students with Learning Disabilities (Academic Accommodations)

    Students seeking academic accommodations should review the information found at Student Accessibility. For questions, students can contact student.accessibility@ngu.edu or call the Office of Student Accessibility at 864.977.2022.

Learn more about the University’s refund policy.

Steps to Take Before Attending Orientation

  • Login to your My.NGU Portal and set up your NGU email account

    Username

    Last name (capitalize first letter) + Last 4 digits of Student ID #

    Password

    For accounts created on or after 12/29/2021

    • First 2 letters of last name (capitalize first letter) +
      First 2 letters of first name (capitalize first letter) +
      Your birthdate in mm/dd/yyyy format, with backslashes

    For example: John Smith, born on February 2, 2002, has the following password: SmJo02/02/2002

    For accounts created before 12/28/2021

    • First 3 letters of last name (capitalize first letter) + Last 5 digits of SSN

    For example: John Smith with an SSN of 123-45-6789 has the following password: Smi56789

    Alternatively, you can call the NGU IT Services Help Desk and reset your password over the phone by calling 864.977.7272.

  • Register for Courses

    New Student Registration will begin mid-May. Admissions will send specific communication and directions regarding your next steps as registration approaches.

    1. Have all official transcripts of completed college level courses, dual enrollment credits or AP exam scores sent to NGU immediately.
    2. Watch your NGU email as you will be notified if you need to take the Math Placement test or submit a writing sample.
    3. When the above tasks are complete, your file will be sent to an academic advisor who will create your schedule.
    4. Review the schedule in your my.NGU portal when received by going to the Students tab and locating the heading My Course Schedule.
  • Complete the Financial Aid Process
    1. Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid. fafsa.ed.gov  (Note: for SC Residents, the FAFSA must be submitted by June 30th to qualify for the SC Tuition Grant)
    2. Review your Financial Aid Award letter when received or check your MyFinAid portal.
    3. Sign your award letter by accepting/declining the financial aid offered by logging into your MyFinAid portal. If you are an international student, you must contact the Financial Aid Office for special login instructions.
    4. If you are borrowing any of the Direct Student Loans offered on your Award Letter, please be sure to complete the online loan steps that were included with your award letter notification prior to check-in. Login to the federal student loans website using your FSA ID:  studentloans.gov
      1. Complete Online Entrance Counseling for Undergraduate Students
      2. Complete Master Promissory Note for Undergraduate Students (please note that if parents are using the PLUS Loan, they will also need to complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note as well)
    5. Submit all requested financial aid documentation. Check your email account for any important requests from the Office of Financial Aid. Submit all requested paperwork at least three weeks prior to the FASTpass deadline.
      1. Verification documents: If you are selected for verification, you will need to submit a verification worksheet and tax documents for the student and parent if you are a dependent student.  Occasionally, there are additional forms or documents requested and you will be notified of this.
      2. Note for all South Carolina (SC) residents: To receive state aid such as the SC Tuition Grant, Life, Hope or Palmetto Fellows scholarships, you must prove state residency by completing the SC Residency Evaluation Form and signing the SC Affidavit.  Both forms are located in your student portal and can be found by following this path: Login to my.NGU using your credentials>Select the Students tab>Choose Forms and Information from the left navigation bar>locate the heading Interactive Documents>see Financial Aid forms.
  • Prepare to Make Your Payment
    1. We offer four-month and five-month payment plans, beginning as early as July 1st  for the fall semester and as early as November 1st for the spring semester. To set up a payment plan login to your My.NGU portal: Select Students>Student Accounts>Payments and Payment Plans>Make a Payment. You may also pay in full if you wish to do so.
    2. To qualify for a FASTpass, please have your payment arrangements finalized or your balance paid in full prior to August 1st for the fall semester.
  • Set FERPA Permissions
    1. FERPA stands for the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
    2. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level.
    3. For NGU officials to talk with your parent or guardian, you (the student) must set up FERPA permissions in the NGU student portal by going to Students>Forms and Information>Set FERPA Permissions>Define New Permissions.
  • Sign Up for Housing

    Registering for housing is simple and it will only take you a few moments to complete. The Housing Registration form is accessed through your My.NGU student portal. Please follow the process listed below to take your next step in joining the NGU community!

    1. Login to NGU Student Portal
    2. Click on the Students tab
    3. Select Residence Life in the left navigation box
    4. Locate the housing application link in the center of the page
    5. Complete the housing application and click submit
    6. Should you have questions or need assistance contact residence.life@ngu.edu
  • Submit Your ID Photo Online

    Students will access the Online Phone Submission portal through an email invite from NGU Card Services. Each student will receive a unique invite which will enable a secure photo upload.

    1. Click the Submit your Photo link in the email.
    2. You will be directed to a web page to upload your photo. Tap the screen where it says “Tap to upload photo”.
    3. Submitted photos must meet the following requirements:
      1. Should be cropped slightly above head to middle of chest
      2. Should be taken against a plain, light background
      3. Must be a color photo
      4. Must not include sunglasses or hat
      5. Must be positioned directly facing the camera
      6. Eyes should be open and looking at the camera
    4. Photos that do not meet these requirements must be retaken. NGU Card Services will email you with approval or next steps if your photo cannot be used.
    5. You will receive your NGU student ID card when you arrive on campus for New Student Orientation. Once your photo is submitted and approved, you cannot submit another photo.  If you would like a new or different photo on your ID card, please visit NGU Card Services in Tingle Student Center to have a new photo taken and pay the replacement fee.
    6. For more information, please reference the NGU ID Card Policy.
  • Submit Your Health and Immunization Records

    Complete your Immunization History in MyNGU. Navigate to the “Students Tab”, then click “Forms and Information” from the left menu. Your Immunization History form will be listed under “Important Forms”.

    Vaccine Requirements

  • Vehicle Registration

    Students who will have a vehicle on campus are required to purchase a parking permit. Permits are valid from August 1, 2022 through July 31, 2023 and may be purchased by visiting the Permit Portal that will open July 1, 2022. Be prepared to provide the following current and accurate information:

    1. Vehicle make, model, year and color
    2. Vehicle License Plate Number and State
    3. Registered Owner, Owner’s Phone Number and Relationship to Driver
    4. Driver’s License Number and State
    5. Insurance Information
    6. Credit/Debit Card Information to purchase online
  • Review the Student Handbook

    NGU’s Student Handbook outlines the standards of conduct designed to promote a community that is focused on developing transformational leaders for church and society.  You will also find helpful resources regarding policies, expectations and student accountability.

  • Log Into Your Slingshot Portal to Review Your Course Materials

    In partnership with Slingshot, NGU offers all students a course material service that automatically fulfills and delivers all of your required textbooks and course materials directly to you before classes start.  To learn more about the Slingshot program, visit our website.

  • Attend New Student Orientation

    New Student Orientation begins Saturday, August 13th! All new resident and commuting students attend New Student Orientation. More details to come soon.

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