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Online Student Information

Information for Online Students

Welcome to Distance Education at UNCP. Please use the information on this website to familiarize yourself with being an online student at UNCP. The following information will prove helpful to you throughout your academic career at UNCP. Don’t hesitate to contact the office of Distance Education at any time for answers to any questions you may have.

As an online student, it is important to know that you have access to the same academic services as our campus students. In the next sections, you will find information about financial aid, bookstore, information technology, writing center, and more!

Any student intending to pursue an online degree should make an effort to transfer in as many of UNCP's general education requirements as possible (including two hours of physical education), in order to complete the degree online.  UNCP will offer all of the major courses necessary for the degree online, but some of the non-major courses are not necessarily available online.  To view the non-major and major classes scheduled, please search braveweb by clicking here. Then select the desired term and select a subject for a list of courses. Some online courses may require paid proctored examinations, depending on student location and transfer credit. Contact academic department for more details.

Who do I contact for advising information?

From the list below, select which program of study you chose as your major.

UNCP offers the following programs online:

Undergraduate Online Degree Completion Programs

Alternative Licensure - NC TEACH II
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies - Applied Professional Studies
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies - Applied Information Technology
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies - Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies - Public and Non-Profit Administration
Bachelor of Science in Birth - Kindergarten Education (B-K)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Economics Track)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance Track)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Management Track)

Online Graduate Degrees

Master of Arts in Physical Education (Sports Administration Concentration) Master of Elementary Education
Master of Public Administration

 


 

Once I am admitted, how do I login to UNCP’s electronic systems? Division of Information Technology (DoIT)

The Division of Information Technology is committed to providing you with support and services to ensure your successful use of technology. Our goal is to anticipate needs and be proactive in our development and delivery of services and support options. Please let us know how we may better assist with your technology efforts as we jointly work to build a rich learning and service environment at UNCP. Once you receive your admission packet, you can use the following link to create your UNCP campus username and password. http://www.uncp.edu/doit/welcome/student/index.html
Your UNCP username and password will provide access to email (bravemail), the online class registration system (braveweb), and UNCP’s online course management system (Blackboard).

You can find informational videos about the following topics by clicking here.

  • Activating your Braveweb account.
  • Financial information in Braveweb
  • Registering for classes in Braveweb
  • Registering for lab courses and waitlisting in a closed course
  • Reviewing your transcript and grades
  • Utilizing Bravemail

Another great resource for Braveweb registration can be found by clicking here.

How can I order my books?

The Campus Bookstore. As an online student, you can use the following site to order your books online!
http://www.uncp.edu/bookstore/store/

How can I access the library?

The Mary Livermore Library is committed to supporting the teaching, learning, and research needs of its students, faculty, and staff at sites away from the campus of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. We provide convenient access to our collections and resources to all members of the university community, regardless of location or course format.
http://www.uncp.edu/library/distance/

How can I get help with writing assignments?

If you are enrolled in an online course or cannot physically come to the Writing Center, you can make an appointment to meet with a tutor online. To do so, click here and create an account on our appointment system. Once you have made an account, log in and click on a convenient appointment time. At the bottom of the appointment page, choose "meet online."
When it is time for your appointment, log into the appointment system again and follow the instructions there. If you have questions at any time in this process, call the Writing Center at 910-521-6546.
http://www.uncp.edu/writing/students/

Can I receive financial aid as an online student?

Yes, when it comes to Financial Aid at UNCP, there is no difference between an online and campus student. Please access the financial aid page and read about the application process.
http://www.uncp.edu/fa/app_process.htm

How much does Distance Education cost?

You can find tuition information from the Controllers office by clicking here. Please note the new $25 Distance Education Instructional Support Fee.

How do I get Financial Aid information?

If you plan to use Financial Aid, please follow this link to the Financial Aid Checklist for transfer students. Our School Title IV code is 002954. Click here for more information.

Who do I contact for Veterans Benefits?

The Office of Veterans Services, located in the University Financial Aid Office, coordinates services to over 400 veterans, dependents, guardsmen and reservists attending classes and receiving veterans benefits. Click here for more information.

What is an Alternate PIN?

This PIN code is a number you will receive from your advisor when you have been advised and are clear to register for classes.

What is a Time Ticket?

A Time Ticket tells you when you are able to register for classes. Your time ticket depends on your student classification. Seniors have an earlier Time Ticket than Freshman. Online classes tend to fill, so to ensure that you get the classes you need, please register as soon as your Time Ticket allows.

What is Blackboard?

Blackboard is UNC Pembroke’s official Course Management System (CMS). This is the system in which you will attend “class” in the online environment.  Once you have explored all of the above resources, you should participate in the Blackboard Orientation. For access to the orientation, go to blackboard.uncp.edu. Normally you use your UNCP username and password to login, but to access the orientation use “uncpguest” as both the username and password. Once you login, click on (01'TLC) Student Orientation to get into the orientation course.

How do I make a complaint about Distance Education?

The US Department of Education’s “Program Integrity” regulation requires higher education institutions to comply with state approval or licensure requirements in each state where distance education is delivered.  Consistent with this US DOE mandate, a student has the right to file a complaint against an institution if he or she feels that these requirements are not being followed.  Therefore, institutions are required to provide students with the appropriate contact information for filing complaints.  To file a complaint about the University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s distance education program, you may contact the appropriate agency in your home state: State Agencies Handling Distance Learning Complaints

For complaints regarding a violation of accreditation policies, you may contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges  (SACSCOC).  For such a complaint, you must use the appropriate SACS complaint form Commission’s Complaint Form (PDF), and send two print copies to:  President, SACSCOC. 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097.  Students are required to familiarize themselves thoroughly with the UNC Pembroke Student Handbook and UNCP catalog which both include campus policies for handling complaints.  You are expected to exhaust these internal options before escalating your complaint to the state or accrediting agency.