First Things First

Welcome to the “First Things First” page for Graduate students! This webpage is designed to help you prepare for your graduate education at North Carolina A&T State University. Welcome to Aggieland!

Accept Admission Offer

  • An acceptance letter will be sent to you through your personal graduate school admissions portal. You must log in electronically and accept the admission offer as soon as possible.

Activate Aggie Access Online

  • Aggie Access Online is your portal for secure online services at A&T. TO LEARN HOW TO SET UP AND NAVIGATE AGGIE ACCESS ONLINE, SEE THIS WALKTHROUGH.
  • Your 9-digit student ID number (Banner ID) is used for access to Aggie Access Online and will also be required when filling out forms, paying bills, and more.

Activate Aggie Student Gmail

  • Your A&T student email address ( will be used for official university announcements and course information. You are expected to activate your Aggie email account immediately.

Register for New Graduate Student Orientation

  • See the Orientation Page for more information about New Graduate Student Orientation (held shortly before the start of classes in Fall and Spring).

Aggie Alert

  • You must sign up for the Aggie Alert notification system before registering for courses.

Immunizations & Medical Health History

Health Insturance

  • Health Insurance is mandatory. Current students must pay for Student Blue insurance (through Blue Cross Blue Shield) or waive coverage and provide proof of alternative insurance. Learn more about Health Insurance policies.

Tuition and Fees / Billing

  • The Treasurer’s Office handles tuition and fee costs as well as billing. Please refer to their site (including their FAQ) for crucial information. 

Funding / Financial Aid Opportunities

Parking Permit

Aggie OneCard (Student ID Card)


Additional Information