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- Admission Requirements
- Items Necessary For A Complete Application
- Transfer of Credit
- Appeals of Admissions Decisions
- Programs with Limited Admissions
- Health Program Majors
- Music Or Dramatic Art Majors
- Confirmation of Acceptance
- Admission of International Students
- Return to Carolina
In evaluating candidates for admission, the University seeks an entering class whose collective strengths will foster excellence within the University community; enhance the education of everyone within it; provide for the leadership of the educational, governmental, scientific, business, humanistic, artistic, and professional institution of the state, nation, and world; and enrich the lives of all the people of North Carolina. The University evaluates individual candidates rigorously, holistically, and sympathetically. The members of the admissions committee seek to assess the ways in which each candidate will likely contribute to the campus community and enable the University to fulfill its mission. The qualities we seek include intellect, talent, curiosity, and creativity; leadership, kindness, and courage; honesty, perseverance, perspective, and diversity. Although we expect each successful candidate to demonstrate strength in many of these areas, we do not expect every candidat...
Students who are graduating from a Cooperative Innovative High School in North Carolina who are simultaneously earning a high school diploma and an associate degree may apply for either first-year or transfer admission. Students may apply for first-year admission by following the instructions available at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. In addition to the completed application, which includes the nonrefundable application fee (or fee-waiver request) and required essays, students are e...
Students are considered transfer applicants if they have attended one or more post-secondary institutions after graduating from high school. Students may apply for transfer admission by following the instructions available at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. In addition to the completed application, which includes the nonrefundable application fee (or fee-waiver request) and required essays, students are expected to submit the following materials: 1. Official transcript from all colleg...
In accordance with University policy, as well as procedures approved by the Advisory Committee on Undergraduate Admissions, members of the admissions committee evaluate each candidate rigorously, holistically, and sympathetically, with an eye towards assessing the candidate’s capacity to contribute to the kind of campus community that will enable the University to fulfill its mission. Although each evaluation includes the results of standardized testing, these results do not constitute the so...
The University will award credit for a course from another college or university when the student has earned a grade of C or its equivalent and when a similar course is offered by the University. Courses whose grades are reported on a scale other than A-F, such as pass/fail, will earn credit only if the transferring institution verifies that the passing grade represents achievement at the level of C or higher. Courses with final grades of C- or below (or the equivalent, if reported on a scale other than A-F) will not earn credit and will not satisfy University requirements. Courses completed in units other than semester hours will be converted to semester hours. Students may receive no more than 75 total semester hours of credit for courses transferred from other colleges or universities. Credits earned by exam through Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and similar programs are not included in this limit. When a student has completed more than 75 transferable semester...
For information on appealing an admissions decision, refer to the Admissions Appeal Procedure in the Admissions Policysection of this catalog.
Only a small number of transfer students will be admitted to the professional schools offering majors in allied health and public health, information and library science, and media and journalism programs. Junior transfer students planning to major in business administration, certain education programs, environmental health science, and nutrition must enroll in the College of Arts and Sciences and complete at least one semester before applying for admission to the professional schools offering these degree programs. Students interested in one of these fields may wish to consider another major as a second choice; however, even if admitted to an alternate program, students cannot be guaranteed subsequent admission to their first choice of major. In addition, notification of acceptance to these programs is generally later than for other programs.
Early applications for these programs are encouraged. After completion of the fall semester, a transcript of that semester’s work should be submitted. Applicants should also contact the specific department for additional application materials and specific program requirements. Junior transfer applicants for the pharmacy program must apply directly to the School of Pharmacy. Junior transfer applicants also must provide Pharmacy College Admission Test scores as part of the application. Sophomore students must apply directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
First-year and transfer students applying as music majors should contact the director of undergraduate studies in music at 101 Hill Hall to arrange an audition. Please indicate whether you wish to study voice or an instrument; if an instrument, please indicate which one. Students applying to major in the dramatic arts should contact the director of undergraduate studies in dramatic art at 222 Center for Dramatic Art.
The University requires a nonrefundable enrollment deposit, due by May 1 for first-year admission or mid-May for transfer admission or within two weeks of receipt of the admission decision for students admitted after the deadline, whichever is later. Degree-seeking students who wish to start their studies during the summer must notify the Office of Undergraduate Admissions of their plans and pay their fall term deposits to reserve a space for the fall term.
International students are considered for admission on the same basis as other candidates and must provide the same information required of all other applicants. All non-US citizens and non-permanent resident students for whom English is not their first language must submit test scores to demonstrate their English proficiency. We will accept the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. Our TOEFL code is C182. 1. TOEFL – Strong applicants typically score 100 or higher. 2. IELTS – Strong applicants typically score 7.0 or higher. 3. PTE – Strong applicants typically score 68. We do not waive this proficiency requirement based on grades in English courses or SAT/ACT scores. However, we may waive this requirement if you meet one of the following conditions by the time you would enroll at Carolina: 1. You will have lived for at least four years in a country where English is the primary language. OR 1. You will have attended a school for at least four years where English is the primary language of instructio...
After their first enrollment at UNC–Chapel Hill, students who withdraw, fail to complete, or do not enroll in one or more fall or spring semesters must submit the Return to Carolina survey to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions when they are ready to return to the University. The Return to Carolina survey should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than the stated deadline on the Office of Undergraduate Admissions Web site. Students who plan to claim North Carolina residency are also required to submit a residency application with the North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS). Returning students who have holds on their records — such as academic eligibility, medical, student conduct, or financial — will need to complete additional steps before they can be reenrolled and register for courses. For additional information, refer to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. International students who will require either an F1 or J1 visa should submit the Return to Ca...
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions serves students interested in continuing their education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Applications from all students are accepted and considered with care and respect. Admission to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is competitive. Although all 16 public universities in ...
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