We have extended the enrollment deadline to May 15, 2024. View the announcement.

Advice for Your Application

We asked our admissions counselors to help answer your questions about writing samples, letters of recommendation, and extracurricular activities.

writing samples

Sharing your voice.

The writing portion of you application is an opportunity to show us your authentic self. Assistant Director Logan Jacobs provides three quick tips:

  • Share specific details.
  • Write a draft or two.
  • Ask your friends to read your essay.


Letters of Recommendation

Select a teacher in a core subject who knows you best.

Assistant Director Ebony Potts shares what to consider when you ask a teacher to write your letter of recommendation from a teacher.

Core subject areas can include:

  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social science
  • World language



Extracurricular Activities

Show us what’s meaningful to you.

We know that your life is busy and your time is valuable. Understanding how you spend your time outside of the classroom helps us understand what’s important to you. Assistant Director Emily O’Brian shares why we’re so excited to hear about your extracurricular activities.


Special Opportunities

Express interest in programs and scholarships.

Assistant Director Bryan Tyrpin shares how you can be considered for unique opportunities at Carolina.

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Meet a New Tar Heel: Logan Amos

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