Monday, October 26, 2009

One Week Until the First Deadline!

Our first deadline is this coming Monday, November 2. If you can get your application in next week, that'll be one less thing to stress about come January. Check out the post I wrote last year "Why Apply First Deadline" for a few good reasons to get that application in by Monday!

A few notes about first deadline applications:
  • First and most important: Only your application, application fee, and essays must be submitted by November 2. All other materials (your transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation, and counselor statement) may arrive after the deadline. It's helpful if you get them to us as soon as possible since we're not able to review your application until we have all required items, but it's okay if these items arrive in the weeks after the deadline.
  • It may take 4 to 6 weeks for us to process items that you submit. This is a conservative estimate--in all likelihood these items will get processed more quickly than that. But please have a little patience and allow us plenty of time to process the mountains of mail that we are receiving in our office. As I said above, these items do not need to be submitted by November 2, so don't stress!
  • Materials such as recommendation letters and transcripts that you mail in BEFORE you submit your application will not show up on your MyUNC portal until AFTER you submit your application. We don't match up these materials with your application until after you submit. So go ahead and submit your application when it's ready; you don't have to wait until the other items disappear from your checklist.
What other questions do you have? Please let us know!