Carolina Undergraduate Admissions

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The Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Aug 31

Celebrating our Advisors

We had a blast during our Annual Recruitment Kick off!

We want to thank all who participated in this two-day event. We especially appreciate all the support from our Carolina College Advising Corps who continuously help low-income, First Generation, and underrepresented students in NC find their way to college.  We wish you the best of luck as you start this new academic year!

celebration1Form left to right: Yolanda Keith, Allee Olive,Rickita Blackmon,Brian Woodard, Carla Salas (Advisor at Dalton L. McMichael High School),Russell VanZomeren (Advisor at West Stokes High School), Victoria Chavis, Alexis Duckett (Advisor at Hillside High School) Michael Dyson, Eric Smith, Steve Farmer


Aug 12

UNC Welcomes First-Generation College Students

What do UNC Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Winston Crisp, Professor Mabel Miguel, and Men’s Basketball Coach Roy Williams have in common? They were all the first in their families to go to college. And to welcome new first-generation college students, they’ve joined many other first-generation Carolina faculty and staff in sharing their advice in a special video, First Welcome.

First Welcome
Nearly 20 percent of students at Carolina are first-generation college students along with hundreds of faculty and staff who understand the struggle, excitement, and accomplishment of being the first to go to college.

Interested in finding more stories and advice from first-generation faculty, staff, and university leaders? Please visit

Ready to join our community? Then, we hope you’ll apply to Carolina. Our application for Fall 2017 admission is open on the Common Application website. To learn more, please visit the Apply section of the admissions website.

Aug 11

75+ Majors/Minors, 60 Departments, 1 Tool to Browse Them All

With over 75 majors and minors in 60 departments, students have amazing opportunities to explore their academic interests at Carolina. And with the launch of the new University Catalog, it’s never been easier to discover the programs of study and classes that Carolina offers. As the next generation of the Undergraduate Bulletin, the new website allows students to learn more about each major and minor, department and school as well as the general education requirements that provide the foundation of an undergraduate degree.

University Catalog Homepage

For those of you who suffer from FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), don’t worry. The new website also has a course search tool that allows you to click on each letter of the alphabet to browse classes – from studying sea turtles (BIOL 61) to beat-making class (MUSC 61H).

So trade in your FOMO for the A-B-Cs of the University Catalog.

Aug 8

Carolina State of Mind

90 percent of undergraduates are satisfied with both their academic and social experiences at Carolina. But why? We asked undergraduates to show us with their own personal videos…

(Special thanks to Chapel Hill Historical Society, UNC Athletics, and UNC Tarpeggios for their contributions)

Aug 8

We speak Spanish / Se habla español

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at UNC-Chapel Hill is happy to announce that we have Spanish-speaking representatives on our staff who are qualified to answer questions and concerns in Spanish to all families and students who feel more comfortable using Spanish as their first language. Some of our visitors have appreciated this option and we are happy to announce this initiative. Our desire is to make everyone feel welcome at Carolina. If you have any questions or if you would like to send us an email, please follow this link.


Hablamos español

En la oficina de Admisiones de UNC Chapel Hill, es nuestro agrado anunciar a todas las familias y estudiantes que se sienten más cómodos utilizando el español como primera lengua que contamos con un grupo de representantes dedicados y calificados en nuestro equipo de trabajo que están dispuestos a responder a preguntas e inquietudes en español. Hemos notado que muchos de nuestros visitantes apreciarían esta opción y estamos felices de poder dar la bienvenida a todos.

Si tiene alguna pregunta o si necesita enviarnos un email por favor siga este enlace.

Aug 1

Drumroll…Fall 2017 Application is Open!

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We’re excited to announce that the 2016-2017 Common Application is now live for both first year and transfer applicants. If you’re looking for world-class opportunities and inspiring classmates, we hope you’ll apply for Fall 2017 admission. For more information on how to apply, check out our Apply page and our detailed instructions for first-year and transfer applicants.

About our deadlines: We offer two deadlines for first-year admission and neither deadline is binding. However, please note that select opportunities are only available to first-year students who apply for and are admitted through Early Action. Learn more about our two first-year deadlines.


Early Action* Regular* Transfer
Apply by: Oct. 15 Jan. 15 Feb. 15
Receive Decision by: Jan. 31 March 31 Mid-Apr.

*First-Year Admission

Receiving updates about your application
:  Please note that all communication with you regarding the status of your application, items missing from your application, as well as your admission decision, will be sent electronically. When you apply, we encourage you to use an email address that is unique to you, rather than a family email address. This will help ensure the confidentiality of our communication with you.

After you submit your application,  we will email you instructions for creating a Guest ID to check on the status of your application in the ConnectCarolina Student Center. Don’t forget to check your email regularly for updates.

Looking for application tips? Check out @UNCAdmissions on twitter for #ApplicationTips from UNC2020 students and more!

Have questions? Please call us at 919.966.3621 or email us at