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

Oct 16

You Applied Early Action…What Next?

A big thank you to all of you who have submitted applications in the past few days for our Early Action deadline. We’re delighted to have the chance to get to know you through your applications. Now that you’ve submitted your application, you’re probably wondering…what next?

Once you submit both your application and your application fee payment (or indicate that you’ll pay by check or fee waiver), we’ll 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 we encourage you to 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 we stay in touch!
  • 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? Let us know by leaving a comment below! And don’t hesitate to contact us by phone, email, or social media at any time if we can help.

Oct 15

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 76

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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You’ll never know what you can do unless you apply!

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Submit your Common Application online by 11:59pm ET to be considered for Early Action!

Click here for more information regarding Early Action.

Thanks for reading our 76 reasons why you should apply early action for UNC!

Oct 14

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 75

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 75: Early Action deadline is not a binding decision, so why not find out your decision earlier?

Need some last minute advice? Check out this video:

Click here for more information regarding Early Action.

Oct 13

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 74

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 74: Watch this video to ensure that you have all the materials needed to submit your application.

Click here for more information regarding Early Action.

Oct 12

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 73

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 73: University Day celebrates the day Carolina’s founders laid the first cornerstone of the university. Apply early to join a community rich in history and tradition.

Old East, built in 1793, is the oldest building on campus and currently serves as the home for 67 students.

Did you know the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the oldest public university in the country? Learn more about Carolina’s history here.

Click here for more information regarding Early Action.

Oct 11

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 72

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 72: It’s the last weekend before the Early Action deadline! Use this weekend to do some final proofreading on your application.

While you’re at it, picture your weekends on campus as a Tar Heel.What will you do? Cheer at games? Study with friends? Go to community events in your residence hall? Leave an answer in the comments!

Click here for more information regarding Early Action.

Oct 10

Early Action Twitter Chat, 2-5 p.m. ET on October 10, 2014

Today, October 10, we’ll be talking about UNC’s Early Action Deadline from 2-5 p.m. ET on Twitter. You can join in the conversation by tweeting your questions to @UNCAdmissions. Nervous? Excited? Panicked? No matter how you feel, we understand. We’ve been there. But it’s our turn to help you get everything you need ready for that looming October 15 deadline. Wondering if Early Action is for you? Have a question regarding test scores after the deadline? Confused about a question on the application? Need to waive an application fee? If you won’t be available to participate, perhaps because you’ll be working on your application, feel free to send your questions ahead of time and we’ll include them in the chat.

Oct 10

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 71

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 71: Not sure if you can make the Early Action deadline? Remember, you only need to submit your application portion of the Common Application by October 15 for Early Action consideration. Your transcript, counselor report, letters of recommendation and test scores can arrive later. You can do this!

Want to know what happens to your application once it’s sent in? Learn about the “Life of an Application”

 

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Oct 9

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 70

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 70: Why apply early? Why not? You still have time, and you can even still take the SAT once more. Today is the registration deadline for the November test date, the last test for Early Action consideration.

Read here for more FAQs about the early deadline.

Click here for more information regarding Early Action.

Oct 8

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 69

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 69: Apply to Carolina today to travel the world tomorrow! All early applicants are eligible to apply for the Global Gap Year Fellowship.

“When I was accepted as a 2013-2014 Global Gap Year Fellow, I felt incredibly lucky. No longer did I have to wait to realize my dreams of travelling the world. My fantasies of world travel quickly solidified into concrete plans, and far-away countries suddenly seemed more within my reach than I ever imagined they could be.” – Brady Gilliam, 2013 Global Gap Year Fellow. He traveled to Thailand, Madagascar and Portugal. Want to have your own adventures in global service? Apply early to be eligible to apply for the Global Gap Year Fellowship.

Click here for more information regarding Early Action.