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

Sep 2

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 33

Early Action applications are due October 15, 2014. We’re counting down the days with 76 reasons you should apply EA to UNC!

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Reason 33:Want to be the next big-name reporter? Or create the next famous ad? All applicants are automatically considered for assured admission to the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.  You can specialize in broadcast, reporting, public relations, advertising, visual communication and more!

Assured admissions can lead to exciting opportunities for first-year students like the ones featured here.

Hear for yourself what it’s like to be a student in the “J-School.”

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Learn more about the programs mentioned in the video here:

J-school Ambassadors

Synapse Magazine

Heelprint Communications

Reese News Lab

Sports Xtra

Living Galápagos

Click here for more information regarding Early Action.

Sep 1

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 32

Early Action applications are due October 15, 2014. We’re counting down the days with 76 reasons you should apply EA to UNC!

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Reason 32: Because you could be spending next Labor Day with your new Carolina family.

Maybe a trip to Jordan Lake, or a picnic in the Arboretum?

One way to explore North Carolina while making new friends over Labor Day weekend is with a WAFFYS(Wilderness Adventures for First Year Students) trip organized through Campus Rec. This year they’re backpacking at Wilson Creek.

Also be sure to check out the Athletic Department website to see which teams have a home game.

Click here for more information regarding Early Action.

Aug 31

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 31

Early Action applications are due October 15, 2014. We’re counting down the days with 76 reasons you should apply EA to UNC!

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Reason 31: A year from now you could sign up for your first 5K for charity at UNC.

Do you love to run? In Chapel Hill there are countless 5Ks to run benefiting a range of charities from the N.C. Children’s Hospital to the Arc of Orange County.

For the serious runners out there try the Tar Heel 10 Miler which usually happens in April.

Even if you don’t like running, walking a 5K is a great way to contribute to charity.

Click here for more information regarding Early Action.

Aug 30

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 30

Early Action applications are due October 15, 2014. We’re counting down the days with 76 reasons you should apply EA to UNC!

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Reason 30: Want to learn more about the scholarships and Excel@Carolina opportunities available to Early Action applicants? Listen to Senior Assistant Director of Admissions Andrew Parrish explain scholarships at UNC and Excel@Carolina.

Click here for more information regarding Early Action.

Aug 29

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 29

Early Action applications are due October 15, 2014. We’re counting down the days with 76 reasons you should apply EA to UNC!

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Reason 29: Because this time next year, you could be linking arms with your new classmates to sing Hark the Sound at the first home football game of the year.

Want to learn the other Carolina fight songs?  Check out this guide from the General Alumni Association.

Click here for more information regarding Early Action.

 

Aug 28

Submitted Your App…Now What?

You still have a little more than a month and a half to submit your Early Action application by our October 15 deadline. But if you’re an early bird and you’ve already submitted your application, you’re probably wondering…what next?

Just this week, we started importing applications from the Common Application. Once you submit both your application and your application fee payment (or indicate that you’ll pay by check or fee waiver), we should receive your information the next business day. Here’s an overview of what you can expect to happen next:

  • Look out for two emails from us. The first will confirm that we received your application, and the second will give you details on how to create your UNC Guest ID so that you can log into ConnectCarolina. This is an online portal where you’ll be able to track the status of your application. Please wait until you receive our email before you set up your account, as there are important instructions in the email that you’ll need to follow. (Didn’t receive the email? Check your junk folder–our emails will come from unchelp@admissions.unc.edu so you can add us to your safe-sender list. If you still can’t find the email and it’s been more than a week since you submitted your application, use that email address to contact us so we can re-send it.)
  • Confirm your email address. We’ll also send an email asking you to fill out a brief online form to confirm that the email address you provided on your application is accurate and the best place to reach you. We’ll be communicating with you entirely through email, so it’s very important that you stay in touch with us!
  • Track your application status through your ConnectCarolina Student Center. Once you’ve set up your account, you’ll be able to view your Admissions To Do List on ConnectCarolina. This is where we’ll post any required materials that are still missing from your application. It can take several weeks for sent materials to update on your To Do List, especially if they were sent by snail mail, so don’t panic if you see items on the list that you know you’ve sent. Just keep an eye on the list to make sure everything is on track with your application. We may post new items (such as an extended residency form or other additional information that we need) over the course of the next couple months, so it’s a good idea to log in periodically to make sure we have everything we need to review your application.
  • Sit back and await your decision. We know, this is the hardest part! Early Action applicants will receive a decision by the end of January. This year, we are saving many tall and beautiful trees by not printing paper decision letters. When your decision is available, you’ll be able to view it on your ConnectCarolina Student Center.
  • Have questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us at any time if we can help.

Aug 28

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 28

Early Action applications are due October 15, 2014. We’re counting down the days with 76 reasons you should apply EA to UNC!

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Reason 28: There are many so ways to be involved in public service at Carolina. Many of our most committed students graduate as Buckley Public Service Scholars, after completing 300 hours of service and special training. By applying early, you could get a head-start on your journey as a Buckley Public Service Scholar through the Excel@Carolina program.

Learn more about pre-enrollment for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program here.

Click here for more information regarding Early Action.

 

Aug 27

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 27

Early Action applications are due October 15, 2014. We’re counting down the days with 76 reasons you should apply EA to UNC!

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Reason 27: Because this time next year you could be joining your first intramural team (sand volleyball, perhaps, or water polo?) and on the way to a championship t-shirt.

Are you the only one of your friends interested in floor hockey? Don’t worry! At UNC you can register for an intramural team as a “free agent.” If you don’t have enough people to form your own team, Campus Rec will match you with a team in need of players.

Click here for more information regarding Early Action.

 

Aug 26

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 26

Early Action applications are due October 15, 2014. We’re counting down the days with 76 reasons you should apply EA to UNC!

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Reason 26: Because you could visit the Morehead Planetarium and Sundial any time you want.

Even if you’re not an astronomy major you can still look at the stars with a show at the planetarium.

Click here for more information regarding Early Action.

Aug 25

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 25

Early Action applications are due October 15, 2014. We’re counting down the days with 76 reasons you should apply EA to UNC!

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Reason 25: The Pogue Scholarship is awarded to N.C. students who have demonstrated academic achievement and strong leadership potential, with a commitment to their local communities. Apply Early Action for consideration. 

Learn more about the Pogue Scholars program here.

Click here for more information regarding Early Action.