Carolina Global Launch Admitted Student Checklist

Welcome to Carolina Global Launch! Ready to make things official?

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Stay Up-To-Date On Financial Aid for Your Spring Semester at Carolina

  • Apply for financial aid if you haven’t already.
  • Set up your official UNC username and email so that you’ll be able to view your financial aid package and stay in touch with us to receive important updates.
  • Log into your ConnectCarolina Student Center with your username. This is where you’ll view your financial aid package when it’s available.

Accept Your Place in Carolina Global Launch in MyCarolina

After You Accept Your Place

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      • Create your UNC email address. We’ll be sending communications about Carolina Global Launch to your UNC email address. So be sure to create this email address and regularly check it.
      • Set up your PIN. To help protect your privacy, you’ll set up a unique number that helps you connect with offices across campus.
      • Honor code. If you’ve had any school-based disciplinary incidents or criminal charges, excluding any that have been expunged, since applying for admission, email us at unchelp@admissions.unc.edu.
      • Academic Preparation
        • Test scores. If you’d like college credit by exam, send us your official scores via the respective testing service ASAP. See if your scores qualify for credit.
        • Math placement. You’ll need to take testing before the end of high school to fulfill the math requirement and gain placement into math courses at Carolina.
        • Language placement. Carolina students take courses through at least level 3 in one or more of the 28 languages taught at Chapel Hill. Explore how studying language propels students into future studies and careers, and how to place into the appropriate level of the language(s) you’re interested in taking.
      • Submit required forms by May 10*. Review important information and submit required forms to Academic Programs International (API). This includes your housing form, code of conduct, and flight form.
      • Upload a copy of your passport by May 15. If you don’t have a valid passport, you’ll be able to upload it later. However, it’s essential for you to apply for or renew your passport as soon as possible to ensure you can enroll.
      • Register for pre-departure orientations by May 15. These required sessions (one virtual and one in Chapel Hill) will be held this summer. We’ll send additional information in the coming weeks.
      • Order your laptop. You’ll be required to have a laptop and can order one through the Carolina Computing Initiative.
      • Maintain your health insurance. The UNC Study Abroad Office and API will enroll you in international health and accident insurance coverage prior to your departure. You must also maintain your U.S. healthcare plan while abroad to avoid any interruption in your coverage.
      • Make plans to get vaccinated. UNC-Chapel Hill strongly encourages participants to be fully vaccinated before travelling whenever possible.
      • Review the Cashier’s website for important information on billing, creating proxy access to your account for parents or family members, and setting up payment plans. Please note that your bill for the fall semester will be available in ConnectCarolina in mid-July with payment due in mid-August.
      • Submit final transcripts. By July 12, provide official copies of your final high school transcript and transcripts for any college coursework. View instructions in MyCarolina.
      • Attend pre-departure orientation. These mandatory virtual sessions will provide helpful information as you prepare for your time abroad. We’ll send information about registering for your location-specific session in May. In the meantime, please mark your calendars for your location’s session date:
        • Korea University: Mid-July
        • University of Granada: Mid-July
        • University of Limerick: Mid-July
        • University of Stirling: Mid-July
        • Veritas University: Mid-July
      • Submit payment. Full program costs may be paid through ConnectCarolina. We’ll share the due date for these costs soon. You should receive your billing statements for tuition, fees, and program costs in July.
      • Attend Carolina Global Launch Orientation. This mandatory in-person event will take place Monday, August 12 on Carolina’s campus. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with campus resources such as academic advising before you join us in the spring. Please look out for an email from us in June!
    • We’ll confirm the specific arrival date in early summer.

      Korea University

      • Arrive mid-August

      University of Granada

      • Arrive late September

      University of Limerick

      • Arrive early September

      University of Stirling

      • Arrive early September

      Veritas University

      • Arrive mid-September
      • Check in. Continue to check MyCarolina and ConnectCarolina for updates from campus.
      • Apply for housing. If you have a disability or medical condition, you may request an accommodation through the Office of Accessibility Resources and Service.
      • Attend an academic advising webinar in early October.
      • Submit immunization and health history forms. By November 15, you’ll submit these forms to UNC Campus Health. These forms will be available in ConnectCarolina by late October.
      • Sign up for spring orientation. Spring orientation will take place on Monday, January 6.
      • Register for your spring courses at Carolina in November.
      • Waive or enroll in UNC student health insurance.
      • Sign up for your optional meal plan.