Sunday, November 22, 2009

Two Carolina Students Win Rhodes Scholarships

Congratulations to Carolina students Libby Longino and Henry Spelman, who today were named Rhodes Scholars. To learn more about them, click here.

Over the last 25 years, Carolina students have earned more Rhodes Scholarships than students at any other state-supported university. Over the last five years, only four schools have produced more Rhodes Scholars than UNC: Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Princeton.

We're proud of our two newest scholars--and proud to serve a school that attracts many great students who want to change the world.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Follow-Up to Early Notification Deadline Applicants

Hi all. To all of our early notification deadline applicants, again we thank you. We appreciate the time, effort, and heart that it takes to complete a college application. And we are honored that you chose to apply to us.

Please be assured that if you submitted your application by our deadline (11:59 p.m. EST on November 2 for online applications or with a postmark of November 2 for applicants using our paper application), you will receive your decision by January 31.

Because we understand that transcripts, recommendation letters, and other materials arrive separately, please know that we do not expect all of these materials to arrive here by our deadline. Over the next few weeks, if we find that we are missing any item from your application, we will be in touch with you through email to let you know.

Please continue to check your MyUNC account regularly. If you still show an item in your to-do-list 6 weeks after you know it has been sent, please contact us at (919) 966-3621 or email us. And if your email address or other contact information changes from this point forward, please update them on your MyUNC portal immediately.

For more information and important updates, please visit our Application FAQs page.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Thanks to All

I know that many of you have spent much of this weekend working on your application, and that even if you're pleased by what you've written, you may at times have felt as though you were engaged in lonely, thankless work. So I'm writing tonight, on the eve of our first deadline, to thank you for what you've done, and to promise that we will do our best to hear your voice in the words you've sent to us.

We have some work of our own to do now, and then we'll be in touch. In the meantime, please let us know if we may help you in any way.

Deadline clarification for first-year applicants

If you wish to be considered for our first deadline, your application must be submitted by November 2 at 11:59 PM EST. As long as your application is submitted by this time, the required application materials, such as your transcript and letter of recommendation, may be submitted later.

If you submit your application after November 2 at 11:59 PM EST, you will automatically be considered for our second deadline, which is January 15, 2010.