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After You Apply

Your next steps.

We ask that you submit your Common Application online, including the UNC Member Questions, and your application fee, by the deadline. You’ll get immediate confirmation from the Common Application via email that your application has been submitted. Within the next three to five business days, you’ll also get an email from us with instructions on how to create your UNC Guest ID so that you can track your application status online.  Please add unchelp@admissions.unc.edu to your safe-sender email list, so that you’ll always be sure to receive our emails. And be sure to keep your email address and other contact information up-to-date.

Make sure your application is complete.
Once you’ve submitted your application and created your UNC Guest ID, log into your ConnectCarolina Student Center and view your Admissions To Do List to find out what application materials we still need. Please allow 2-3 weeks for submitted items (particularly those you send by snail mail) to be linked to your application. We may ask for additional information once we start reviewing your application, so be sure to check your To Do List periodically. We can’t review your application until we receive all of your materials, so help us out and be proactive! We’ll do our best to alert you by email if your application is missing important items, but if we do not receive all your required materials, we reserve the right to review your application based on the information we have in hand or to withdraw it from consideration. Don’t let that be you! Check ConnectCarolina and get your materials in.

While you wait, we’ll be hard at work.
Our admissions committee reviews every single application, one by one. Living, breathing human beings will read your application cover to cover. And not only are we living and breathing, but we’re also pretty friendly. If you have questions as you await your decision, let us know.

MAINTAIN YOUR EMAIL: All communication regarding the status of your application, items missing from your application, and your admission decision will be sent electronically. For that reason, it is critical that you maintain the email address you provide on your application and that you check it regularly for messages from our office. It’s also important that you log into your ConnectCarolina Student Center periodically for updates.

Early Action candidates will hear from us by the end of January and Regular Decision candidates will hear by the end of March. We know the waiting is hard, so we’ll do our best to keep you updated on the Admissions Blog.

Gerrard Hall on UNC campus
Views from the 2012 Carolina Kick Off, a camp for first year students sponsored by the Campus Y