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The Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Oct 10

First-Year Early Action Deadline Update

We hope that you, your family and friends are safe following the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew. We understand that helping your family and community recover from the storm may be your top priority over the next few days, and we have extended our Early Action application deadline to Sunday, October 23 for applicants impacted by the hurricane. We will continue to accept supplemental materials, including recommendation letters and transcripts, through November 1.

If you are a student who has been impacted by the hurricane and wish to take advantage of this deadline extension, please note that there is no need to contact us. Simply submit your application by 11:59 p.m. on October 23 and you will receive full consideration as an Early-Action applicant.

We wish you all the best as you continue your college search. Please do not hesitate to let us know if we may be of any assistance to you. You may contact us at (919) 966-3621 or at unchelp@admissions.unc.edu.

Additionally, we’ve recently posted some FAQs about the Early Action deadline that you may find helpful. To view these FAQs, please click on the following link: FAQs about the Early Action Deadline.

  1. Eve Wang says:

    Dear Officer,

    I would like to confirm whether this deadline extension apply to all the Early Action applicants both at home and abroad or just to Hurricane affected areas.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Yours Sincerely,
    Eve

    • Betsy Lee says:

      Hello Eve,

      Thank you for your question and your interest in Carolina. The extension is intended for those students in hurricane affected areas, which impacted several areas including North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, and Haiti.

      Please let us know if you have any further questions.

      Regards,

  2. Ujjwala Singh says:

    Dear Officer,

    Since the deadline for early action is 15th October for all the students not affected by the hurricane, do the transcripts and teacher reccomendation need to reach you by then as well or can they be uploaded a bit later.

    Thankyou

    • Betsy Lee says:

      Hello Ujjwala,

      Thank you for your question. The only things due on the deadline are the application and application fee. We will accept supplemental materials such as transcripts and the teacher recommendation through November 1 so those can arrive after the deadline. We will also accept test scores for October and November testing dates. Please have the testing service send the scores directly to us.

      Regards,
      Betsy

  3. Ben Hu says:

    Dear Officer,

    I am not from hurricane affected areas, and I intend to apply through common application. However, the system suggests that the deadline is changed to October 23th(this happens to all my schoolmates), so should I follow the former deadline, i.d October 15th, or the new one?

    Best,

    Ben

    • Betsy Lee says:

      Hello Ben,

      Thank you for asking for clarification. The deadline has been extended for those students who were impacted by the recent hurricane that affected several areas including North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia, Virginia, and Haiti.

      For all other students, we ask that they continue with submitting their application on the original deadline of October 15th. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

      Regards,
      Betsy

  4. Anna Hardy says:

    I’m a little confused by the deadline information. I live in an area of North Carolina that did not have major damage from the hurricane. Does the extension still apply to me or should I follow the initial October 15th deadline?

    • Betsy Lee says:

      Hello Anna,

      Thank you for your question. The October 23rd deadline extension was intended for those students who were impacted by the hurricane who would need the extra time in light of the circumstances.

      If you are in a position to submit your application by the original October 15th deadline, you are absolutely welcome to do so. We are asking students who were not impacted by the hurricane to proceed with the original deadline.

      If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via unchelp@admissions.unc.edu or 919-966-3621.

      Regards,
      Betsy

  5. NPrange says:

    FYI – the deadline on the Common App Early Action for UNC now shows to all students as Oct 23. One of my students brought this to my attention, and it appears to be the new deadline for ALL applicants. We had to investigate to figure out why the Common App deadline showed as Oct 23. It might be misleading for students who are not impacted by the hurricane.

    • Betsy Lee says:

      Hello Counselor,

      Thank you for reaching out. We will be sending a deadline reminder to students with a note about the October 15th deadline and clarifying that the October 23rd date is an extension for students who were impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

      Regards,
      Betsy

  6. Ashley O'Malley says:

    I live in a part of Florida that was not greatly affected by the hurricane. Can I still apply early action by October 23?

    • Betsy Lee says:

      Hello Ashley,

      Thank you for your question. We are asking students to proceed with submitting their applications by the original October 15th deadline if they are in a position to do so.

      We understand that each student in affected areas will vary by circumstance so please do what works best for you based on your individual situation with regard to the hurricane.

      Regards,
      Betsy

  7. Spencer Strei says:

    If I submit my application by October 15th, can teacher recommendations and supplemental materials be submitted on the common app after that deadline? Or does the application need to be completed through UNC’s application in order to do that?

    • Betsy Lee says:

      Hello Spencer – Thank you for your interest in Carolina.

      We will accept supplemental materials until November 1, which include the letter of recommendation, your official transcript, and test scores. The letter of recommendation and transcript should be sent directly from your school to our office. Test scores should also be sent directly to us from the testing service.

      For October 15th, the only thing due will be your application and application fee or fee waiver in Common App.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via unchelp@admissions.unc.edu or 919-966-3621.

  8. Anita Miller says:

    Do ACT test scores need to be received by October 15, or are they considered a supplemental material?

    • Betsy Lee says:

      Hello Anita,

      Thank you for your question. Test scores including any AP exams or SAT II tests you may have taken are considered supplemental materials. For the Early Action deadline, we will accept these materials until November 1. Scores from October and November testing dates will be accepted. Please have the testing service send to us directly.

      Regards,
      Betsy

  9. Kayla Johnson says:

    Is it ok if I send my October SAT scores after I receive them, even though they won’t come out until October 27?

    • Betsy Lee says:

      Hello Kayla,

      Thank you for your question. We are accepting scores from October and November testing dates for students who wish to be considered for the Early Action deadline. Please have the testing service send your scores directly to us.

      Regards,
      Betsy

  10. Mary Fu says:

    Since Common App has set the deadline for all applicants to October 23, but I am not from a hurricane-affected area, will there be any penalty if I submit my application after the October 15 deadline?

    • Betsy Lee says:

      Hello Mary – Although the Common App lists October 23rd as the deadline, we are asking students who are not in hurricane affected areas to submit by the original date of October 15. We are not going county by county, but are taking the word of our applicants if they are affected.

      Regards,
      Betsy

  11. Bill Eastman says:

    Is the deadline for early decision (putting aside those from Hurricane affected areas) 12 midnight on 10/15 or 12 midnight on 10/14? Thank you.

    • Betsy Lee says:

      Hello Bill,

      Thanks for asking for clarification. The Early Action deadline for students not in Hurricane affected areas is 11:59 pm on October 15.

      Regards,
      Betsy

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