Graduate School

Accepted, Now What?

Accepted, Now What?

I have been accepted, now what? Below are some general steps to help you get started on your academic journey at High Point University’s Graduate School…

Reference our relocation guide for all things associated with relocating to High Point!

Matriculation Deposit
Accepted applicants must sign their admission letter and pay the nonrefundable $100 ($200 for international applicants) matriculation deposit within 30 days of acceptance through the online application system; the matriculation deposit is credited to the account of the student for the term of admission and cannot be waived or applied to another term. An offer of admission is good for the designated term only and is void if it is not accepted.

After being accepted all students will receive a valid High Point University email address which the Graduate School uses as the primary source of communication. You will also receive log in material to various applications like Blackboard and MYSTUFF used by High Point University. Contact the IT office at 336.883.HELP or

Parking Sticker
Every High Point University Graduate Student also needs a valid parking sticker. Parking stickers will allow you access onto campus as well as identify you as a High Point Student. After students receive their Blackboard login information from IT (see below), they will need to log in to Blackboard Community and register their vehicle first before picking their sticker. You will also be required to show a valid car registration when picking up your sticker. The parking sticker can be obtained in the Security office, 336.841.9112.


Passport I.D.
Every High Point University Graduate Student needs to obtain a Passport Card. The Passport Card will not only serve as your identification on campus but it will allow you access to academic buildings and the Library. The Passport Card is also used for all dining options on campus (see cashless campus). Passport Cards can be obtained in the Security office, 336.841.9112.



Books for all classes need to be ordered online 24 – 48 hours prior to pick-up in person at the Bookstore on the High Point University Campus.  In just three easy steps you can order your books, first you will need to know what classes you are taking during the semester, then you can log in and place your order here. Finally, stop by the campus bookstore to pick up your order.

The Bookstore will be open extended hours for Graduate Students

Saturday August 23        8:30am-7:00pm
Sunday    August 24        8:30am-7:00pm
August 25-Sept 5th
Monday-Friday                 8:30am-6:00pm

We will be open every Saturday during the school year

Students must order from our website and may find it convenient to have the textbooks delivered to their home address. 

Cashless Campus
High Point University is a cashless campus, students may add money to their Passport Card “general account” to use any of the dining options as well as vending machines on campus, using one of these three options:
1. Online – 24 hours access through Blackboard Community
2. Various Passport Teller machines located on campus
3. University Cashier’s Office – located on the 2nd floor of Roberts Hall.


Tobacco Free Campus
High Point University is a tobacco-free campus. This policy prohibits tobacco use across campus including inside and outside of buildings, patios, and walkways, parking lots, university owned properties, inside vehicles and any and all other areas of campus. No one is allowed to sell or discard tobacco-related products on campus.


Each student will be required to attend a new student orientation prior to the start of the semester. At new student orientation each student will get a chance to meet with their program coordinator, register for classes, order books and make tuition payments. Campus tours are also available if desired by the student.

After your first semester, registration will be available online through your MYSTUFF account, keep an eye out for calendar dates letting you know when this is available. Registration questions can be directed to the Norcross Graduate School 336.841.9198.


Program Coordinators
Each program has a specific coordinator that can help you with specific program questions and course selection.

Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) Dr. Jane Bowser 336.841.4688
Education Leadership (M.Ed.) Dr. Dustin Johnson 336.841.9450
Elementary Education (M.Ed.) Dr. Shirley Disseler 336.841.9631
History Dr. James Stitt 336.841.9292
MBA Dr. Tjai Nielsen 336.841.9577
Secondary Mathematics 9-12 Dr. Rob Harger 336.841.9659
Strategic Communication Dr. Virginia McDermott 336.841.9384


Tuition/Payment Options
Payment for tuition can be made by check, money order or credit card (Mastercard, Discover, and American Express). A non-refundable 2% fee will be applied to all payments paid by credit card or debit card. The Office of Student Accounts is located on the second floor of Roberts Hall. Contact is 336.841.9259.


Financial Aid
Student FAFSA loans to support graduate education are managed through Student Financial Services, which is located on the first floor of Roberts Hall. Contact is 336.841.9124. High Point University FAFSA code is: 002933.

If you have specific questions, contact the Graduate School Financial Aid Adviser, Barbara Mullis, by phone at 336.841.9137 or by email at


Helpful Contact Information:
Norcross Graduate School
833 Montlieu Avenue
High Point, NC 27262


City of High Point

High Point Chamber of Commerce


High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau


Graduate Admissions
Norcross Hall
833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, NC 27268

Phone: 336-841-9198
Fax: 336-841-9024
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