Spring Enrollment Checklist

Welcome to Carolina! Ready to make things official?

While You’re Deciding

Stay Up-To-Date On Financial Aid

  • Apply for financial aid if you haven’t already. Be sure to pay attention to deadlines.
  • Set up your official UNC username and email so that you’ll be able to view your financial aid offer and stay in touch with us to receive important updates.
  • Once you receive an email notification of your financial aid offer, log into ConnectCarolina. Click the Student Center tile, navigate to “View Financial Aid Award,” and select Aid Year/Term “2022 Fall/Spring”.

Share Important Details

  • We need your accurate Social Security Number (SSN). If you didn’t provide it on your application, please share it with us in your ConnectCarolina Student Center.
  • Sometimes we need more information to complete your financial aid offer. If we do, we’ll note this in your ConnectCarolina To-Do List, so check there regularly.

Stay Tuned For Your Credit Evaluation (Transfer Students)

  • After you receive your admissions decision, if you’re an incoming transfer student, we’ll email you your credit evaluation as soon as possible.
  • Review our general rules about how credit is awarded.
  • 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.
  • If your coursework was completed at a university outside of the United States, we’ll only be able to complete your transfer credit evaluation after we’ve received your required transcript evaluation by World Education Services, Inc.


  • Enroll by December 20 in MyCarolina. You’ll officially be a Tar Heel once you accept your offer of admission and pay your $250 non-refundable deposit.
  • If you’re an international student, look out for information from International Student and Scholar Services and be sure to check your ConnectCarolina Student Center and upload any required documents.

After You Enroll

      • 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 honorcode@admissions.unc.edu.
      • Official transcripts. By January 10, provide provide official copies of your final high school transcript (first-year students) and transcripts for college coursework. If you’ve earned an associate degree from a North Carolina community college, you’ll need to submit a final transcript that includes the date you were awarded your degree. View instructions in MyCarolina.
      • Academic Preparation (First-year students)

        • Math placement. If you’re an incoming first-year student, 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.
        • Writing placement. All first-year students are required to take English 105. Find more information about writing placement and consider whether you would benefit from taking English 100 first.
        • Language placement. See what language tests you’ll need to take to receive credit and place into language classes at Carolina.
        • 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.
      • Sign up for Orientation. Orientation is scheduled for January 5 and will be a virtual experience. You’ll receive an email with instructions on how to register.
      • Apply for housing. If you have a disability or medical condition, you may request an accommodation through the Office of Accessibility Resources and Service.
      • Sign up for your optional meal plan.
      • Order your laptop. You’ll be required to have a laptop and can order one through the Carolina Computing Initiative.
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