Carolina Undergraduate Admissions

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

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
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  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
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  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
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  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 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!

Feb 23

How I Made It to the Super Bowl

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If I’ve learned anything from my time at Carolina, it’s just say “yes” to any opportunity.

Sometimes your professor might ask if anybody can volunteer to put in some work on a project on a Thursday evening. Even if you have plans to grab dinner with your friends, just say “yes.”

Other times, a cool company or person might make an appearance on campus, but a project deadline is approaching fast. Even when you feel like you can’t get away from the library for a second, just say “yes.”

And especially when you get an email that says “This is an official invitation to media week for Super Bowl LI. Are you able to come?” Just say “yes.”

I guess I need to explain that one.

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In the fall semester for my Advertising Copy and Communication course, one of my professors coordinated with a program at FOX called Fox Sports University. We worked directly with a group called PROcast that takes real content created by athletes and posts to Fox Sports social media, their website and the live broadcast.

PROcast had just been acquired about a year before, and they wanted to use the FOX Super Bowl as a chance to raise awareness about the PROcast brand. Throughout the whole semester, our class split into groups and worked on plans for communicating the PROcast brand around the super bowl on their social media and in-person at Media Week.

Since we’re working around sports we had to keep things competitive, so each of the groups competed in our pitches to see whose work would be used. Our team won after hours and hours of preparation.

After that, I thought I wouldn’t hear from them again. I started the new semester and continued on barely thinking about the project I just finished when the craziest email I’ve ever seen popped into my inbox: an invitation to Media Week for the Super Bowl.

Fox Sports flew us out to Houston and toured us around their entire operation for the week leading up to the big game. We saw their production studios for their analysis talk-shows, went to field level at the stadium and radio row where all the major networks set up camp.

While we didn’t get a chance to see the game in person, it was still an unbelievable experience. And the long hours we put in outside of class perfecting our pitch and polishing on our work (which they actually ended up using) were all worth it.

Even though it may seem tough at the time, be sure to say “yes” to every opportunity. You never know where it’ll take you.

If you’re interested in a closer look at what we did while we were in Houston, check out the video my friend Wyatt made about our experience.

Feb 13

Global Gap Year Fellowship Application Now Open

Are you an admitted student interested in taking a gap year and enriching your life before you start your journey at UNC? We encourage you to explore Carolina’s Global Gap Year Fellowship—a unique and life-changing opportunity to take a formal pause in your education, traveling the world and performing service on a $7,500 stipend before coming to Carolina. The Global Gap Year Fellowship is the nation’s only college-sponsored gap year program that allows participants to design their own gap year.

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During her gap year, Phun H. traveled to Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia, building close relationships with students while teaching them English and learning the local Indonesian dialect.

Each year, a group of talented high school seniors become Global Gap Year Fellows. As Fellows, these students will conduct six to 12 months of service around the world while maturing into global citizens and making incredible memories. Following their Global Gap Year Fellowship, the Fellows return to UNC for their first-year fall semester and use their gap-year experiences to enrich the Carolina community.

The Global Gap Year Fellowship is one of many opportunities UNC students have to participate in global service. If you’re interested in applying, please review the application instructions and apply by Monday, March 6, 2016 at 5 p.m. EST.

What will you do with your Global Gap Year Fellowship?

Feb 13

How Carolina Celebrates Black History Month!

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With February being Black History Month, now is the perfect time to explore how the UNC community is committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive campus. We hope you’ll consider joining us in celebrating African American history and culture through the variety of events offered throughout the month.

Although we have these special events for February, our incredible student groups, faculty, and staff make honoring African American history and diversity a focal point of campus year-round. Here’s a brief list of some of the ways you can get involved with the African American community on campus:

  • Black Student Movement: one of the largest student groups at UNC, serving as a voice for black students on campus and promoting black culture.
  • Harmonyx: an a cappella group and subgroup of BSM, singing R&B, hip hop, and gospel music with a goal of spreading unity and diversity.
  • Black Ink: campus magazine that serves as an outlet for African American students to write about issues facing the black and overall Carolina communities.
  • Carolina R.I.S.E: connects self-identified minority students with mentors and networks to succeed on campus and in their intended careers.
  • Carolina MALES: collaborates with University resources to advocate for the academic and social success of minority men on campus.

This is just a snapshot of the diversity that will help you learn and grow should you choose to come to Carolina. We wish you all the best as you prepare for college.

Jan 27

High Traffic on ConnectCarolina – UPDATED

The ConnectCarolina performance issues have been resolved, and all students should be able to view their decisions now.  We apologize for the difficulties you may have experienced, and we greatly appreciate your patience.  For the latest updates from our office, please continue to visit this blog.