Carolina Undergraduate Admissions

News, deadlines and Q&A

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

Aug 3

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason #3

Early Action applications are due October 15, 2015. We’re counting down the days with 76 reasons you should apply EA to UNC!

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Reason #3: Because Carolina offers more than 70 majors and minors to choose from!

To see the list of majors and minors click here.

Aug 2

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason #2

Early Action applications are due October 15, 2015. We’re counting down the days with 76 reasons you should apply EA to UNC!

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Reason #2: Because the Early Action deadline is 75 days away! That means you have 6,480,000 minutes to complete your application. And…GO!

Aug 1

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason #1

Early Action applications are due October 15, 2015. We’re counting down the days with 76 reasons you should apply EA to UNC!

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Reason #1: The application opened today! For the wunderkinds, wizards, strivers, and the generally over-achieving among you, this is your day.

Click here for more information about applying early.

Aug 1

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action to UNC

We’re thrilled to announce that the 2015-2016 Common Application is now live for both first year and transfer applicants. If you’re looking for a school that will offer you four years of great classmates, life-changing discoveries, and extraordinary opportunities, we encourage you to apply to Carolina for Fall 2016 admission.

If you’re planning to apply Early Action (and we hope you are!), that means you have 76 days to complete and submit your application before our October 15 deadline. To get you in the mood, we’ll be posting 76 Reasons to Apply Early Action—one reason every day between now and the deadline. Follow along on the blog or on Twitter using the hashtag #ApplyUNC. Although we encourage you to choose whichever deadline best suits your own schedule, applying early will ensure you’re considered for all of the great opportunities and scholarships we offer. And, most importantly, you’ll get your decision in January, so you’ll have more time in the spring to consider your options. Learn more about our two deadlines and the differences between them.

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To learn more about applying to Carolina, visit our Apply page and our detailed instructions for first-year and transfer applicants. We also encourage you to take a look at a special video series created by our admission counselors to help answer some of the most frequently asked questions about applying.

IMPORTANT: Starting in early September, 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. 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.  For that reason, it is critical that you regularly check the email address you provided in your application for messages from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. When applying, we also strongly encourage you to use an email address that is unique to you, rather than a family email address. This will ensure the confidentiality of our communication with you.

In the meantime, please let us know if we may assist you in any way. We wish you well as you plan for college.

Jul 7

FAQs about Credit by Exam and Transfer Credit

I have sent you my AP Physics score but it does not appear in my ConnectCarolina account. I need this score to register for a course.

We are very sorry, but there has been a change in the way that AP Physics scores are sent to us by the College Board that requires some modification on our end. As soon as we became aware of the change, we began working immediately to import these scores into our system. We’re working on it now and plan to have all AP Physics credit posted as soon as possible.

When will credit by exam for all other courses be awarded?

Credit by exam for all other subjects for first-year students has already been awarded and should be posted into your account. If it is not, please contact our office at unchelp@admissions.unc.edu and we will happily do so.

I am a first-year student enrolling in Fall 2015. I’m trying to register for a course that requires a prerequisite that credit for the score on my exam should meet. But I’m unable to register for this course.

First, check to make sure that your score has been sent to our office. If it has not, please arrange to have the testing service send it to us. Once we receive the score, it will take approximately 2 business days for us to post the credit. You may check to see if we have posted it by viewing your test scores in your ConnectCarolina Student Center by choosing the “Admissions” tab at the top of the page. To view credit awarded, look for the “Academics” section on the left hand of the page and choose “Transfer Credit Report” from the drop down menu. If you’ve sent your credit but we have not posted it, please let us know by emailing us at unchelp@admissions.unc.edu. If your score is in your account, but you’re still unable to register for a course, please contact the Registrar’s Office by calling (919) 962-3954.

I am a first-year student who took dual-enrollment courses that qualify for transfer credit. When will this credit appear in ConnectCarolina?

Credit for dual-enrollment courses will be posted in ConnectCarolina for first-year students by early September.

Jul 2

Final Transcripts Submitted Through CFNC?

Thank you for your phone calls regarding final transcripts submitted through the College Foundation of North Carolina. It has just come to our attention that there was a technical error associated with the downloading of these transcripts. We are currently working with CFNC to re-import all those transcripts and will have those items removed from your To-Do lists within 3- 5 business days.

If you received an email yesterday regarding a missing transcript and you believe your final transcript had already been sent through CFNC, there’s no need to worry. Please know that we will not cancel enrollment for any student who has been affected by this delay. We sincerely apologize for any confusion or anxiety that this email may have caused you.

Jul 1

Carolina College Corps Expands to Dare County!

The Carolina College Advising Corps, based in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at UNC-Chapel Hill, will expand to Dare County for the 2015-2016 year. The Corps aims to help low-income, first-generation and under-represented students attend college by placing UNC-Chapel Hill graduates in selected high schools across the state.

“We are so excited to serve high school students in Dare County,” said Yolanda Keith, Director of the Carolina College Advising Corps. “Now talented students will have the benefit of college advising and support, which will help them plan for a future beyond high school. This expansion would not be possible without the investment made by local leaders. They recognize the vital link between education and long-term prosperity.”

Seth Rose, a 2015 graduate of UNC-CH, will serve Dare County’s three high schools: Cape Hatteras Secondary School of Coastal Studies, First Flight High and Manteo High School. Advisers such as Seth help students apply for scholarships and need-based aid. Schools served by the Corps experience a 10-11 percent increase in the college-going rate.

Nationally, first-generation college students enroll in college at a lower rate—often because of difficulty navigating systems and lack of awareness about opportunities. Less than 50% of low-income students admitted to a post-secondary institution end up enrolling, and less than one in 12 graduate. Nearly sixty percent of North Carolina jobs will require a college degree by 2018.

Carolina College advisers foster a college-going culture by placing advisers who are close in age and circumstance to the students they serve. Advisers help students identify and apply to post-secondary programs that will best serve them, both academically and socially, to increase success and retention once they enroll. For 2015-16, 44 advisers will serve 62 high schools in 24 counties. Launched in 2007, the Carolina Corps is a constituent program in the national College Advising Corps.

The following organizations contributed funds to support the expansion: Dare County Boat Builders Foundation; Outer Banks Community Foundation; Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates; North Banks Rotary Club; and Midgett Insurance Agency. Numerous individuals, including several members of the Dare County Board of Education, also contributed through personal donations.

Media: For more information, please contact Ashley Memory (919) 843-2531 or Yolanda Keith (919) 843-7286. To arrange an interview with Dare County leaders, please contact Sharon Perry Sullivan at (252) 480-8888, ext. 1931.

Carolina College Advising Corps website
College Advising Corps website

Jul 1

Phones are Temporarily Down

We apologize, but we are experiencing issues with our phone call system and unfortunately, many of our callers this morning are unable to get through to us. We have reported this issue to our technical team and they are working to resolve the trouble. We are optimistic that these issues will be resolved soon.

In the meantime, we are continuing to check our email so we encourage you to email us at unchelp@admissions.unc.edu, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Jun 30

2015 Final Waiting List Update

Yesterday we released the first-year waiting list. All students can now log into their ConnectCarolina Student Center to view the updated decision.

As we shared previously, we had a very strong response from our first-year students this year and so unfortunately we have had very little room for waitlisted candidates. In all, we were able to admit fewer than 75 first-year students from the first-year waiting list.

We’re very sorry to disappoint so many students, especially since our waitlisted applicants have waited over 3 months to receive this decision. The reason it took so long is that we wanted to see if any more openings would be possible, and unfortunately there were very few. We appreciate your patience very much. The outcome of the waiting list is always unpredictable, and in recent years it ended up being much tougher than most.

We wish all our waitlisted candidates the very best as they begin their college education. As always, we are happy  to assist you if you remain interested in attending the University after one or two years of study elsewhere. We wish you the very best at your chosen schools, and we know you will do wonderful things there!

Please let us know if you have questions.

Jun 9

2015 Transfer Waiting List Update

We remain very grateful to the many students who accepted a position on our Transfer Waiting List. However, as we suspected earlier and communicated through a previous update, we regret that we are unable to offer admission from our Transfer Waiting List this year. Our transfer enrollment was very strong this year, and unfortunately, we had no additional spaces available. Students who accepted a position on the Transfer Waiting List were notified on Friday through their Connect Carolina Student Center.

Again, thank you for your patience and continued interest in Carolina. We wish you all success as you continue your education.