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Graduate School Resources

Graduate School Handbook

The Graduate School Handbook contains most of the policies and procedures of The Graduate School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Students should become familiar with the material pertaining to their degree programs, and, together with their faculty advisors, make certain that the chosen program of study complies with all policies.

Newly Admitted Student Information Checklist

  • What to do upon admission
    • offer, deposit, onyen, email, 2-step, international students
  • What to do before your program begins
    • transcripts, immunizations/health forms, health insurance, financial aid, pay tuition/fees, register for classes, residency status, establishing in-state residency, student aid/loans, orientation, housing and life in Chapel Hill, new student resources
  • What to do by the first week of classes
    • student ID card, emergency contacts, campus network


Campus Resources

Campus Health Services

Campus Health Services partners with the University community to provide expert, student-centered, inclusive, and comprehensive health care and wellness promotion to support academic and personal success. We help students thrive by fostering resiliency and mastery of self-care for a life time of health.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Counseling and Psychological Services provides therapy, psychiatry, referral and academic intervention services for UNC Chapel Hill students and post-doctoral fellows.

Health Insurance


International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services, is the main admin office for all international students, research scholars, and visiting professors at UNC-CH.

Community Resources

North Carolina Residency

In order to be considered for in-state residency status for tuition purposes any student, admitted to and enrolled in a graduate degree program administered by The Graduate School, with an undetermined or nonresident status is required to submit a residency application in order to be considered for re-classification for in-state tuition benefits.

Off-Campus Housing and Community Living

Providing education, resources, and support for all UNC-CH students (undergrad, grad & prof) and faculty/staff related to living off-campus.

Off-Campus Student Life

The Office of Off-Campus Student Life enhances the academic experience, holistic development, and civic contribution of students by providing effective services and developmental opportunities that enrich the Carolina experience. OCSL provides resources and coordinates services to assist students in transitioning to off-campus living. We promote authentic relationships between students and their neighbors by encouraging them to be active and responsible members of the communities in which they live.


Other questions?

Email Maggie Jensen, Graduate Affairs Coordinator, with additional questions at