Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Transfer Applications Due Monday!

Hello! Sorry for my long absence, but it's been a busy few weeks in the Admissions Office. We are just about finished reading first-year applications, though it will be a couple more weeks before we are able to finalize decisions on our second-deadline and deferred candidates. I'm sorry that I don't have any more news for those of you that are awaiting decisions, but grant us a little more time and we'll be sure to let you all know as soon as we can. I can tell you that we are on schedule for releasing second deadline decisions, so you will certainly hear from us no later than March 20.

The application deadline for transfer admission is right around the corner--12:00 midnight EST this Monday, March 2. Each year we admit around 900 transfer students to join the sophomore and junior classes. I really enjoy reading transfer applications and it's always a great way to end our reading season. Transfer students tend to have such interesting stories--many are non-traditional students going back to school after a long break, some have been in the military or workforce, some are taking a second crack at admission to Carolina having been denied the first time around, while others have just decided that they're ready for a change and Carolina offers them opportunities they'd like to take advantage of. We love this diversity and we know it enriches our campus with a multitude of fresh perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences.

Also coming up is the March 1 financial aid deadline! This is an extremely important deadline for both first-year and transfer applicants. You'll need to complete both the FAFSA and CSS/PROFILE by March 1 to receive full consideration for aid. Visit the Student Aid office to learn more.

Please let us know what questions you have!