High School Checklist
We're looking forward to having you here on campus at UNCSA! You have plenty to do to get ready for the time ahead. Please follow the checklist below to complete your enrollment and prepare for the school year.
Pay Your Deposit
To reserve your space in the fall class, we must receive the deposit form along with your deposit as soon as possible. Deposit amounts are as follows:
- In-State: Placement deposit of $300
- Out of state: Advanced tuition and housing deposit of $500
- International: Advanced tuition and housing deposit of $500
Deposits are payable by electronic check or credit card.
A refund of a deposit will be granted if the request is made in writing and received in the Office of Admissions before May 1. No refunds will be issued after April 30. If you are admitted after May 1 your payment must be received within 10 business days of receipt of your acceptance letter.
International applicants use Peer Transfer, www.uncsa.peertransfer.com.
Set Up Your UNCSA Email
When your Placement Deposit is received you will be assigned a UNCSA Artist email account. You will receive an email with set-up instructions.
Once you have set up your account, please check it on a regular basis. You will be receiving important communication from various on-campus departments (such as High School Academics, Registrar, etc.) as well as faculty and staff.
Student Financial Aid
Although high school students are not eligible for Federal Aid, you can still submit a FAFSA. Once this is done your estimated family contribution (EFC) and need can be determine and considered for scholarship awards based on merit and need or need alone. You should answer the enrollment questions on the FAFSA as if you will be a first-year college student. Financial Aid will be communicating with you through your E-Z Arts account if you qualify for aid.
Pay Your Tuition and Fees
A statement will be mailed in July to your home address. Any questions regarding your statement should be directed to the Student Accounts office at 336-770-1416. Please note that fees are subject to change and may increase each year.
You can review your tuition and fees through the office of Student Accounts.
High School Life
Residential and commuter students attend orientation. Both residential and commuter high school students need to complete forms. Learn more about High School Life.
Commuter students participate in the high school life during orientation and while attending UNCSA, with the exception that they are not required to attend residential hall meetings.
Student Parking Information
Parking Decal: Licensed High School commuter students may purchase a commuter parking decal to park in the designated Commuter “C” lots on campus. Residential students are not allowed to park on campus.
The 2017-2018 Student Parking Decal will be available in July 2017.
- If you mail the form by June 19, 2017 you may select to have the balance added to your Student Account.
- If you mail the form by July 15, 2017, you may pay by enclosing a check.
- After July 15, 2017, you may bring the form and pay in person at the Cashier’s office using cash, check, debit/credit card or Pickle Dollars
Students are pre-registered for classes prior to arriving on campus by UNCSA High School faculty. During New Student Orientation there is a Registration/Drop-Add session where students can make changes if necessary. Some students may be required to take placement test for academic classes.
High School Academics
Significant arts and academic class work begins on the first day of each semester. Therefore, students are expected to be present for registration and to attend classes as scheduled on that day.
Students who register or start classes late may not make up the academic work they miss as a result of their late arrival, and no one will be permitted to register as a full-time student after the completion of the fourth day of classes of either semester.
If a student’s late arrival on campus results from circumstances clearly beyond the student’s control, an appeal from the student’s parent or legal guardian may be made in writing to the Dean of the High School Academic Program and to the student’s arts school dean. This written appeal must be received by noon of the second day of classes. Vacation plans and attendance at summer programs do not constitute grounds for appeal.
Review the Academic Attendance Policy and submit the Email Communications and Attendance Policy Acknowledgement form.
If applicable, review information about Classroom Accommodations for a diagnosed disability.
Purchase Art School Materials
While the textbook for your high school academics are provided, you may need to purchase supplies for your art classes. A list of what you will need is posted on the Incoming Students website section.
Submit End Of Year Transcript
The Office of Admissions must have a sealed, signed or notarized transcript showing all course work and grades. This document should be sent to the Office of Admissions upon completion of your school year.
Submit required Health Services Documents
You are required to submit all Health Services documents by June 1, 2017 using the Student Health Portal.
Enroll or Waive Student Blue Health Insurance
Health insurance is required for all students. The University offers Student Blue from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina or you can keep your current health insurance if you are covered by an individual plan or through a parent's plan. If you keep your current plan, you must still complete the waiver to avoid a charge on your tuition bill.
The decision deadline for Fall 2017 is Sept. 11, 2017. Student Blue waiver and enrollment requests for Fall 2017 cannot be submitted after the decision deadline.
Check for Holds in E-Z Arts
You can check for holds on your account by logging in to E-Z Arts.
After logging in, click on “Student” then “Student Records” and then “View Holds” to see which departments have placed holds on your account.
Remember that when a department or office has placed a hold on your account, you will need to take action with that particular office right away. Only the department that places a hold can remove it
Among other restrictions, holds will prevent you from registering or changing your class schedule. Students who are indebted to UNCSA are not permitted to attend classes until the debt is settled.
It is recommended that you check for holds in your E-Z Arts account up through the first day of Orientation.
By June 15, an orientation schedule will be posted online and an updated schedule will be provided to you the first day of orientation. Each art school also has orientation activities you will need to attend. All this information is located on the orientation schedule webpage.
Upload a One Card Photo
Photos may be uploaded between July 10-August 4, 2017 so you can have your One Card waiting for you upon your arrival. If you don't upload a photo, One Card will take your photo the day of orientation.
Purchase a Meal Plan
All residential high school students are required to be on the All Access Meal Plan. High School commuter students may sign up for the 10-meal plan or one of the Block Plans.
Understand Student Conduct Policy and Your Rights
Read the High School Student Handbook to learn more about campus safety, student conduct violations, student rights, outcomes, and alcohol and other drug policy.
Contact: Andrea Sell, Associate Director of Student Conduct
Parent Support Organization
The Parent Support Organization (PSO) provides opportunities for parents to stay engaged in and contribute to the high school program. The PSO was started in 2009 by a handful of committed parents, and it continues today to invest in both resources and relationships that support the mission of the high school. Through your generous donations, we are able to mitigate the effects of chronic budget cuts as well as create tools and occasions for parents to stay connected with one another.
Connect With Other Fighting Pickles
Connect with current and incoming students in your graduating class through Facebook groups: