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

Mar 29

FAQs for First-Year Applicants Who Received a Decision

Today, we posted decisions on ConnectCarolina for first-year applicants with a decision. For FAQs by decision outcome, please click on the individual links below or scroll down to the next three posts.

FAQs for Students Offered Admission
FAQs for Students with a Waitlist Decision
FAQs for Students whose Applications were Denied

Haven’t seen your decision yet? Check out our blog post: Instructions for Viewing your Decision.

I applied as a first-year applicant, but I can’t see my decision. What do I do?
If your application is still under review, you should have received an email notification about when you’ll be able to view your decision.

If you haven’t been notified of a delay, and are unable to view your decision after following the instructions, please contact us at unchelp@admissions.unc.edu or at (919) 966-3621.

We are so honored by your interest in Carolina and enjoyed getting to know you through your application. Please contact us if you have additional questions. As always, we’re here to help.

Mar 29

FAQs for Students Offered Admission

If you’ve been notified of your admission to Carolina through your ConnectCarolina Student Center, we hope you’ll decide to make Carolina your home for the next four years.

I’ve viewed my decision in my ConnectCarolina Student Center and learned that I’ve been admitted! What do I do next?
Over the next few weeks, we’ll help you learn more about Carolina. If possible, we encourage you to join us for one of our admitted-student events. An email invitation to Admitted Student Day will be sent to you shortly, which will include instructions on how to register for the event in MyCarolina.

When you’re ready to enroll, please visit the Enroll section of our website for detailed information on next steps.

Am I being considered for any special opportunities such as merit scholarships or Honors Carolina?
All students being offered admission were considered for merit scholarships and other special opportunities. Students who have been selected for one of these programs will be notified over the next several weeks.

If you are not initially invited to participate in one of these programs, please note that you will be able to apply to many of these programs once you’re on campus.

When will I hear back about financial aid?
All students who submitted both the FAFSA and CSS Profile by the priority deadline of March 1 will receive information about their aid packages shortly. The Office of Scholarships and Student Aid awards student aid packages as quickly as they can, but you can help by making sure they have all of the information they need. Check your To-Do List in ConnectCarolina periodically to make sure they haven’t requested more information. Also, create your Onyen and UNC email account, as that is how the Student Aid office will communicate with you. More info is available on the Student Aid website.

Please let us know if you have any other questions; by writing to us at unchelp@admissions.unc.edu by calling (919) 966-3621, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 PM, EST.

Mar 29

FAQs for Students with a Waitlist Decision

For those of you who received an offer to be included on our waiting list, we’re sorry to ask you to wait even longer for your final decision. We know you have already waited so patiently, and we know how frustrating this can be – particularly for those of you who applied early action.

If you accept a place on our waiting list, we’ll consider you for any spaces that are available in the class after we hear back from our admitted students by the May 1 enrollment deadline. In the early part of May, we’ll determine how many spaces are available, and we’ll review the applications of all of the students who accepted a place on the waiting list. As the list is not ranked, we are not able to predict any student’s chances of admission. How many waitlisted students we can admit also varies a great deal from year to year. We won’t know for some time what this year will hold.

If we have additional space in the class, we’ll begin making offers to waitlisted students by the end of May. We may make several rounds of offers, but we promise to have a final decision to all students by the end of June.

You can find more information about the waiting list here. Please let us know if you have any other questions by writing to us at unchelp@admissions.unc.edu or by calling (919) 966-3621, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 PM, EST.

Mar 29

FAQs for Students Whose Applications Were Denied

We know how hard it is to receive this kind of news, and we regret that your decision was not the one you had hoped for. We have so many talented applicants – more than 40,000 first-year applications this year – and space for only about 4,200 in our first-year class. We have to turn away many talented students who we know would do well here and contribute to the life of the University.

Why did you deny my application?
There isn’t a simple answer to this question because our review is holistic. We don’t deny any student on the basis of a single number or a single grade, but instead we consider everything we know about a student. We review each decision multiple times, and ultimately we have to make a lot of hard decisions. The unfortunate truth is that we just don’t have space for all of the talented students who apply.

Is this decision final?
We’re very sorry but in almost all cases, yes, the decision is final. If a student truly believes a violation of the admission policy or a material error occurred during the application review, the student may file an appeal within 30 days of when his or her decision has been made available online. Only the student may file the appeal, and it must be made in writing. Please note that it is very seldom that an appeal results in a change of decision. To find out more about the Admissions Appeal Procedure, please visit the policies section of the admissions website.

If your application has been denied, and your heart remains set on Carolina, we encourage you to read on to learn more about the transfer student experience and how to apply.

I have my heart set on attending Carolina one day. What should I do?

If your heart is set on Carolina, please know this may not be the end of your journey here. Each year we enroll approximately 800 transfer students at Carolina. Transfer students bring with them a diversity of background and experiences that enrich our community tremendously, and we welcome them into the full academic and extracurricular life of the University.

If you’d like to find more information about the transfer student experience, please see Applying as a Transfer Student.

Please let us know if you have any other questions; by writing to us at unchelp@admissions.unc.edu or by calling (919) 966-3621, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 PM, EST.

We wish you the best of luck as you begin your college experience – whether you decide to apply as a transfer student in the future or if you find your new home at another college or university.

Mar 28

How to View Your Decision When Available

Unless otherwise notified, first-year applicants waiting for a decision can expect to receive an outcome at the end of March. Here are a few tips on how to view your decision when it’s available in Connect Carolina.

  1. Go to https://connectcarolina.unc.edu/.
  2. Click on Login to ConnectCarolina Student Center.
  3. Login with your Guest ID.  If you do not have a Guest ID, please follow the email instructions we sent to you.  If you do not have these instructions, please email us at unchelp@admissions.unc.edu.
  4. Under Admissions, click on “Click here to view your decision in a new window.  Please make sure popup-blocking software is disabled.”
    In order to view your decision, please note that, if applicable, the pop-up blocker feature on your browser must be disabled.


Internet Explorer
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  1. Open Internet Explorer, select the Tools button, and then select Internet options
  2. On the Privacy tab, under Pop-up Blocker, select or clear the Turn on Pop-up Blocker check box, and then select OK.


Google Toolbar
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  1. On the right side of the Toolbar, click the wrench
  2. Go to the Tools tab.
  3. To allow pop-ups, uncheck the box next to “Pop-up blocker.”
  4. Click Save.


Mozilla Firefox
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  1. Click the menu button and choose Options.
  2. Select Content from the left side navigation.
  3. In the content panel:

• Block pop-up windows: Uncheck this to disable the pop-up blocker altogether.


AOL
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  1. On the AOL Toolbar, click the Blocking Pop-ups icon, then click Turn Pop-up Controls Off.

• Note: The Pop-Up Blocker icon will display a green light symbol over a white window to indicate that you have enabled pop-ups on all websites.


Yahoo Toolbar
:

  1. Click on the Yahoo Toolbar’s popup blocker icon option arrow. This arrow is pointing down beside of the popup blocker icon.
  2. Click on “Enable Pop-up Blocker” to uncheck.


Chrome
:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  5. Under “Privacy,” click Content settings.
  6. Under “Pop-ups,” select an option:

• Allow all sites to show pop-ups


Safari
:

  1. Choose Safari > Preferences, then click Security.
  2. Select “Block pop-up windows,” then deselect Allow WebGL and Allow Plug-ins.

Or, for an older version of Safari, try

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click on the Safari Menu
  3. Uncheck “Block Pop-Up Windows”

Mar 16

Meet a Tar Heel: Sofia Ocegueda

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Meet Sofia Ocegueda

Psychology major and Hispanic Studies minor, on the Pre-Med track.

Involvements on Campus: I’m involved with a lot of mentoring programs, including SOAR, a mentoring program for middle-school Latinos, and NC Sli, a mentoring program for Latino high schoolers. I feel like it’s important to give back to the community and give back the knowledge you acquired, and just let other students know that it’s possible to become a Tar Heel.

Carolina Opportunities: I am a Covenant scholar, and the program really helped me out. They reach out and give advice if you’re feeling troubles here academically. I just had lunch with my advisor at Top of the Hill, and it was really nice talking to him and just telling him what I’m going through to go into the classroom with more confidence.

There’s also work-study, so if you want to work here, it’s definitely possible. I am a research assistant at UNC Hospitals in the Pediatrics division. You get experience interacting with doctors, interacting with other students that may be in the medical field, and learning about research and fields that you may be interested in.

Why Carolina: I chose Carolina because I felt like it was a family, and I wanted to be a part of that Tar Heel spirit. I felt like as a Latina, my story was going to be heard. When I came to visit for the first time, I enjoyed seeing that all the minorities were somehow involved. That’s why I wanted to come here, because I would feel included, and not just put in a separate little circle.

Mar 13

President Spellings Meets with Carolina College Advising Corps

Carolina College Advising Corps Adviser Veronica Trujillo-Cuadrado was recently honored to welcome UNC President Margaret Spellings to Graham High School, where President Spellings had a chance to hear from students on ways to improve college access. We were very appreciative of her interest in the Corps. To learn more, please see a recent article in the Burlington Times-News.

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From left to right: UNC President Margaret Spellings, Graham High School Principal Charlotte Holmes, and Veronica Trujillo-Cuadrado of the Carolina College Advising Corps

As a follow-up to this event, we’d like to update you on the progress of the Corps in the area. So far this year, CCAC advisers have met with 85% of the senior class of the three area schools (Graham, Williams, and Cummings) in one-on-one interactions.  In collaboration with teachers and counselors, almost 75% of seniors have submitted an application to a 4- or 2- year institution.  In other great news, the advisers have greatly increased FAFSA submissions.  As of Feb 24, students have already surpassed the number of FAFSAs that were submitted last year.

Stay posted to this blog for more news on the exciting work of the Carolina College Advising Corps.

Mar 8

Applications for Part-Time Classroom Studies and Readmission are Now Open!

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We’re pleased to announce that the online applications for Part-Time Classroom Studies and Readmission are now available.

For instructions on how to apply for Part-Time Classroom Studies and to begin an application, please click here.

For general information about Readmission, how to apply, and to begin an application, please click here. Please note that there are certain academic eligibility standards that students seeking readmission will need to fulfill. Please visit the academic eligibility section to learn more.

We look forward to reading your application!

Mar 6

Scholarship Opportunity for Students from Eastern N.C.

Are you an admitted or enrolled student at UNC from Pitt County, N.C.? If so, you may be interested in a scholarship offered by the Riddick Foundation just for students like you starting with the Fall 2017 semester. The deadline to submit a completed application is March 13, 2017.

Applicants must be residents of North Carolina, with preference given first to residents of Bethel, N.C.; second to residents of Pitt County; and third to residents of Eastern North Carolina. Applicants may be high school seniors or college students currently enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill. Please note that this scholarship is open to any student with financial need and to those academically qualified, not to just the top students of each class.

For more information and to apply online, please visit the Center for Scholarship Administration. Click on “Scholarships” and then choose “Riddick Foundation” in the drop-down alphabetical listing and follow the directions as prompted.  The deadline to apply—March 13—is quickly approaching so please act quickly if you’re interested!