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

Sep 19

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 50

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 50: Because in four years you could be climbing the Bell Tower and signing your name as a senior.

Climbing the Bell Tower is just one of many Carolina traditions. But you don’t have to be a senior to show your Carolina spirit! Learn about more Carolina traditions you could participate in as a first-year here.

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Sep 18

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 49

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 49: Apply early and you’ll have your pick of all the admitted student events we’ll hold in the spring!

Soon after receiving their official admission decisions, admitted students will receive invitations to a variety of admitted student events that we’ll hold on campus throughout the spring. These events will give you an opportunity to talk to current students, learn about the academic departments that interest you, and discover exciting opportunities for research, study abroad, and more. These events are a great way to get a feel for campus and start deciding if UNC is the right fit for you. By applying Early Action, you’ll get to choose from all of the dates these events are offered–from February through April.

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Sep 17

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 48

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 48: Come Here. Go Anywhere.  Honors Carolina students have access to resources to do amazing things before and after graduation. 

Just by applying for admission, you’ll automatically be considered for Honors Carolina. It’s just one of the many options available through Excel@Carolina. You can learn more about their programs, including study abroad programs and research, here.

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Sep 16

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 47

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 47:  Worried that you’re not well-rounded enough, or that your extracurriculars somehow won’t stack up? Learn more about how we view extracurriculars, and find out tips for entering all of that information on the Common Application:

Assistant Director of Admissions Melvin McDermott describes how to make your extracurricular activities stand out in your application.

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Sep 15

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 46

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 46: The Morehead-Cain Scholarship offers an incredible four years of experiences. Learn more about how you can be considered.

The Morehead-Cain is one of the oldest and most prestigious scholarship programs in the country, and it offers students an extraordinary four years. Not only is it a full-ride scholarship, it also offers incredible summer experiences that enrich and complement your academic work. Depending on where you live, you can either apply directly for the program, or be referred to their scholarship committee based on your application for admission. Learn more about what they’re looking for and how you can be considered.

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Sep 14

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 45

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 45: Get ahead of the game! Apply early and know your decision before your friends.

Early Action applicants will receive their decision by the end of January, which will give you plenty of time in the spring to visit campus and consider your options. Curious about how you’ll receive your decision? It will be available on your ConnectCarolina Student Center, the online portal where you’ll track the status of your application. Look out for an email with details on how to set up your account a day or two after you submit your application.

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Sep 13

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 44

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 44: Interested in science or pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD program after graduation? Chancellor’s Science Scholars have access to research, mentorship, and academic support for their science careers. Apply early for consideration.

The Chancellor’s Science Scholars program is only available to students who apply Early Action. More than a scholarship, Chancellor’s Science Scholars Scholars are a part of a program that provides academic advising, assistance with internship and graduate school applications, and other support necessary to ensure success at UNC.

Learn more here.

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Sep 12

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 43

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 43:Because only at Carolina can you take a trip to the mountains one weekend and the beach the next.

Explore North Carolina outside of Chapel Hill! Popular travel destinations for Carolina students include Asheville, Boone, Topsail Island and Wrightsville Beach. Student groups often have retreats in these locations, and the General Alumni Association also sponsors student trips.

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Sep 11

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 42

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 42: Still deciding? That’s OK! Carolina offers more than 70 majors and minors to choose from.


If you still don’t know what you want to study, don’t worry. You’re not alone! You don’t have to declare a major until the end of your second year at Carolina, so you can apply today and choose later. Find a list of majors and minors offered at Carolina here.

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Sep 10

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 41

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 41: Because a year from now you could catch the latest blockbuster at the Varsity Theater.

You can view the Varsity’s current listings here. Also be sure to look for screenings of recent and classic films by CUAB (Carolina Union Activities Board). CUAB screenings are free for all students!

Love movies? The CUAB film committee also hosts an Oscars party every year.

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