Carolina Undergraduate Admissions

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

Nov 15

It’s NC College Application Month!

We’re stoked about all of the special activities happening in schools across the state as part of North Carolina College Application Month! If you’re in a school supported by Carolina College Advising Corps (CCAC), there’s even more going on this week. Check in with your college adviser to find out what’s happening at your school. From helping you submit your college application to providing tips on the FAFSA (Free Application or Federal Student Aid),  your college adviser is here to help you own the college application process. Also, remember that some colleges will waive application fees just for submitting your application this week!

Considering Carolina? There’s still time to apply! The deadline is January 15, 2018. Only the application and application fee or application fee waiver request are due by the deadline. To request an application fee waiver, please talk to your college adviser.

 

Sep 26

Students Affected by Recent Natural Disasters

Our thoughts are with those of you who have been affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the recent earthquake in Mexico. As you and your family recover, we understand you may need more time to submit your application materials for the Early Action deadline. Please know that we will be flexible in light of your individual circumstances. You can reach out to us at unchelp@admissions.unc.edu, and we will connect with you about your specific needs.

We wish you and your family a safe and speedy recovery.

 

 

Sep 20

Going Global: Study Abroad Q&A with Julia Corbett

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Carolina students have amazing opportunities at their fingertips, and studying abroad is one of the most popular. UNC offers more than 300 study abroad programs across 70 different countries – from summer semesters to year-long programs. Over the past few days, we have introduced you to five Carolina students who packed their bags and set out to new classrooms all over the world. Here is our final profile with junior Julia Corbett.

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Sep 19

Going Global: Study Abroad Q&A with Michael Gu

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Carolina students have amazing opportunities at their fingertips, and studying abroad is one of the most popular. UNC offers more than 300 study abroad programs across 70 different countries – from summer semesters to year-long programs. Over the next few days, we will introduce you to six Carolina students who packed their bags and set out to new classrooms all over the world.

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Sep 18

Going Global: Study Abroad Q&A with CJ Miles

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Carolina students have amazing opportunities at their fingertips, and studying abroad is one of the most popular. UNC offers more than 300 study abroad programs across 70 different countries – from summer semesters to year-long programs. Over the next few days, we will introduce you to six Carolina students who packed their bags and set out to new classrooms all over the world.

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Sep 15

Going Global: Study abroad Q&A with Connie Jin

Carolina students have amazing opportunities at their fingertips, and studying abroad is one of the most popular. UNC offers more than 300 study abroad programs across 70 different countries – from summer semesters to year-long programs. Over the next few days, we will introduce you to six Carolina students who packed their bags and set out to new classrooms all over the world.

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Sep 13

Going Global: Study abroad Q&A with Austin Morrel

Carolina students have amazing opportunities at their fingertips, and studying abroad is one of the most popular. UNC offers more than 300 study abroad programs across 70 different countries – from summer semesters to year-long programs. Over the next few days, we will introduce you to six Carolina students who packed their bags and set out to new classrooms all over the world.

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Sep 12

Going Global: Study abroad Q&A with Thoko Zimba

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Carolina students have amazing opportunities at their fingertips, and studying abroad is one of the most popular. UNC offers more than 300 study abroad programs across 70 different countries – from summer semesters to year-long programs. Over the next few days, we will introduce you to six Carolina students who packed their bags and set out to new classrooms all over the world.

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Aug 1

Fall 2018 Application is Open!

The UNC-Chapel Hill application for Fall 2018 admission is now live on the Common Application website for both first-year and transfer applicants. If you’d like to join a community of smart students from all backgrounds who want to make each other better and the world better, we hope you’ll apply!

First-Year Admission: Consider applying by our Early Action deadline of October 15, 2017. Since it’s not binding, you’ll have more time to decide if Carolina is right for you. You’ll also be considered for more opportunities such as scholarships and special academic programs when you apply by October 15. To see more about our deadlines, please click here.

Transfer Admission: Our transfer deadline is February 15, 2018. Only the application and application fee or fee waiver request are due on the deadline. Other materials such as official school transcripts can arrive in the weeks that follow the deadline. For more information about what’s required in the application, please check out our Apply page.

Have questions? Please call us at 919.966.3621 or email us at unchelp@admissions.unc.edu. We look forward to reading your application and learning more about you!

Jun 19

Fall 2018 Application Short Answer Prompts

The admissions committee has selected the UNC-specific short answer prompts for the 2018 application!  While the Fall 2018 application will not  be live until August 2017, we hope you will have the opportunity to consider your responses.  Remember, your responses will be evaluated not only for admission, but also for possible selection for merit-based scholarships and other opportunities available to First-Year Applicants, including Excel@Carolina.

First-Year & Transfer Applicants

Carolina’s supplement will provide you with four prompts, and you will choose two. Each response will be limited to 200-250 words.

  • Tell us about a peer who has made a difference in your life.
  • What do you hope will change about the place where you live?
  • What is one thing that we don’t know about you that you want us to know?
  • What about your background, or what perspective, belief, or experience, will help you contribute to the education of your classmates at UNC?

Looking for a few tips before you get started? Check out this past blog post from a senior member of the admissions team, Jennifer Kretchmar, Ph.D., who provides more insight into how we use your responses to learn about you.