Decisions

You can trust that your application will be read with attention and care. When your decision is ready, you’ll receive one of four outcomes.

Decision Outcomes

ADMITTED

If you’re offered admission to Carolina, you’ll have our help as you decide whether Carolina is right for you. We look forward to introducing you to life at Carolina.

Carolina global launch

If you’re offered admission to Carolina as a Global Launch student, you’ll have the opportunity to study abroad during the fall semester of your first year, and then enroll at Carolina in the spring semester.

WAITLISTED

If you’re invited to join our waiting list, we’re here to help you chose your best option. It’s likely that we won’t know if we can offer admission from the waiting list until after the enrollment deadline of May 1 (for first-year students) or May 15 (for transfer students), so we recommend that you reserve a spot before that date at a school that offers you admission. Explore Frequently Asked Questions about the waitlist.

DENIED

There are many paths to Carolina. If your application is denied and your heart is set on coming to Carolina, then we invite you to apply as a transfer student for a future application year. We appreciate your continued interest in Carolina.

Decision Timing

Your ApplicationApply ByDecision ReleasedEnroll By
First-Year Early ActionOctober 15January 31May 1
First-Year Regular DecisionJanuary 15March 31May 1
TransferFebruary 15mid-AprilMay 15
Your ApplicationApply ByDecision ReleasedEnroll By
First-Year Early ActionOctober 15January 31May 1
First-Year Regular DecisionJanuary 15March 31May 1
TransferFebruary 15mid-AprilMay 15
Your ApplicationApply ByDecision ReleasedEnroll By
First-Year Early ActionOctober 15January 31May 1
First-Year Regular DecisionJanuary 15March 31May 1
TransferFebruary 15mid-AprilMay 15

Timelines vary for students who have applied as a C-STEP student, a junior transfer student to a professional school program, or a part-time classroom studies student. Please visit the relevant application pages to learn more about these dates.

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