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Jun 25

Fall 2018-2019 Application Prompts

We’re excited to announce the prompts for the Fall 2018-2019 application for first-year and transfer admission! While the application isn’t live yet on the Common Application website, we want to give you an opportunity to consider your responses ahead of time. If you’re a first-year applicant, your responses will be evaluated not only for admission, but also for possible selection for merit-based scholarships and other opportunities such as Excel@Carolina.

UNC-specific short answer prompts: You’ll choose two of the following prompts to respond to in 200-250 words.

  • Tell us about a peer who has made a difference in your life.
  • What do you hope will change about the place where you live?
  • What is one thing that we don’t know about you that you want us to know?
  • What about your background, or what perspective, belief, or experience, will help you contribute to the education of your classmates at UNC?

Common Application essay: You’ll choose one Common Essay prompt to respond to in 250-650 words. These prompts are common to all schools who accept the Common Application, and you can view the prompts here. Transfer students will not need to complete an essay.

Need help getting started? Check out this video from Rickita Blackmon, a member of the admissions team, who shares tips for writing a standout essay.

  1. Hiba Kassem says:

    Hello, I would like to apply for classes at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Can you please send me a link page for the application for undergraduate admissions? Thanks!!

  2. Betsy Lee says:

    Thanks for your interest in Carolina, Hiba! If you’re applying as a first-year or transfer student for Fall 2019, the application will be available on the Common Application website ( in late summer/early fall. If you want to apply for part-time classroom studies or readmission(if you’ve been a Carolina student previously), then please check out for more information. Best of luck!

  3. Shazia says:

    In Undergrad courses, is there a pre med track?

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