6 accommodations the University is implementing to help during COVID-19

Monday, May 4, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to impact everyone’s lives, UNC Charlotte is responding with accommodations to assist new, prospective and returning students. Below, a number of resources are outlined that should be useful and beneficial during this difficult time as individuals make plans to begin and/or continue their education.

Virtual Undergraduate Summer Orientation

Watch your email for more updates and visit these pages for Freshmen SOAR or Transfer SOAR information.

Flexible Deadline for Intent to Enroll

If undergraduates need additional time to plan and make a decision to enroll, contact your admissions counselor. We’re committed to being flexible during this time of uncertainty. New graduate students have variable deadlines to indicate intent to enroll, depending on the program of study.

Online Degree Opportunities

Explore the robust online program offerings through UNC Charlotte Distance Education and Graduate Admissions. Learn more and here

Online GRE Opportunities

For many graduate-level online programs that require submission of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Admissions encourages applicants to take the online GRE General Test at Home, which is currently available in response to the testing centers being closed. Learn more

Waived GRE Requirements

The Belk College of Business has waived all GRE and GMAT testing requirements for summer and fall 2020 applicants. Additionally, the Master of Public Administration (MPA), the Master of Arts in English, the Learning, Design and Technology Program and many other graduate programs have waived test requirements for summer and fall 2020 applicants. Read more about Belk College’s waiving its GMAT/GRE requirements and the MPA GRE waiver.

Even prior to COVID-19, UNC Charlotte’s graduate programs offer more than 60 areas of study that require no pre-admission testing. Access individual program requirements here


Information about a number of refunds extended to students. Learn more


Niner Nation Cares and the Student Affairs Virtual Resources provide more information to help students succeed amid the changing landscape. The Center for Graduate Life provides graduate students with personal and professional support and development to enhance career success.

Prospective undergraduate students can get information related to virtual campus tours, live information sessions via Zoom,  freshmen and transfer application status updates, summer orientation and more. Learn more

Prospective graduate students can get information on more than 150 programs, including those that offer a summer and/or fall start, and RSVP to attend a virtual information session. Learn more

The Alumni Association pulled together a list of alumni-specific resources to keep alums connected during this difficult time. Learn more