Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Update on Test Scores

Thank you for your patience as we continue to import test scores into our new administrative system. We plan to have all test scores submitted to us from August 2008 forward loaded very soon. Please continue to check your MyUNC account for your test scores.

As always, please contact our office at (919) 966-3621 if you have any questions.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Checklist Error for Some Applicants

We just learned that some applicants have been clicking the "Checklist" feature only to receive an error message. We believe that this error is limited to those applicants with a university affiliation, such as hospital employees or returning students.

We apologize for any confusion that this error might have caused you. Please know that we are working on this issue and expect to have it resolved soon.

Again, thank you for your patience. If you have any questions, please call our office at (919) 966-3621.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Important Reminder About Your Account

Thank you for your patience as we implement our new student administrative system. As a reminder, in order to apply to us, it is necessary that you create an account. Even if you previously had a UNC Homepage, to maintain the integrity of our records, we still must ask you to create a new account.

We apologize for the inconvenience but we believe that our new system will greatly improve our communication with you.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Online Application, it's Shiny and New!

How is the online first-year application going for you all? As you may or may not have noticed, we have a shiny new online application this year. It's part of a fancy new, University-wide computer system that will transform the way students interact with the University online--everything from completing their application to viewing their financial aid information to registering for classes. As one of my coworkers says, "It's slick." So far, I agree that it's pretty cool and I hope you all are finding the online application easy to use.

A couple questions have come up from students about the application:

Does it matter what major I choose as I create my application?
No. We only use that information to assign you an advisor if you are admitted and enroll here. It doesn't play any role whatsoever in our admissions decisions, so you can choose anything you like. And if you change your mind in two months (or two years) that's not a problem at all.

Why can't I start a transfer application?
So far, we only have the First-Year Application and the Nursing Application for Spring 2010 up. The regular Transfer Application for Fall 2010 will be available in September. In the meantime you can get a head-start on your essay (see below).

What other questions do you have? Let us know!


Transfer Essay Questions

We have finalized the essay questions for the Fall 2010 Transfer Application. The application itself won't be up for another few weeks, but now you can get a head-start on your essay. You'll need to choose one of the prompts below for a 500-word essay:
  1. People find many ways to express their inner world. Some write novels; others paint, perform, or debate; still others design elegant solutions to complex mathematical problems. How do you express your inner world, and how does the world around you respond?
  2. It’s easy to identify with the hero—the literary or historical figure who saves the day. Have you ever identified with a figure who wasn’t a hero—a villain or a scapegoat, a bench-warmer or a bit player? If so, tell us why this figure appealed to you—and if your opinion changed over time, tell us about that, too.
  3. After your long and happy life, your family must choose no more than a dozen words to adorn your headstone. What do you hope they choose, and why?
  4. If you have written an essay for another school’s application that you really like, feel free to use it as your essay for us. Please be sure to tell us (a) what essay you are answering and (b) why you think this essay represents you well (your explanation will not be included in the essay word count).
You can also choose to submit an optional additional statement. We ask that you please limit your answer to about 250 words:
Is there anything else you would like to share with us regarding your background or interests that you didn’t have the opportunity to share elsewhere? Have you overcome exceptional difficulties or challenges? Have you participated in any programs or activities to help you prepare for college, such as Governor’s School, Project Uplift, Gear-Up, AVID, Upward Bound, LEAD, ROTC or Summer Ventures?


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Update on Online Nursing Application

Spring 2010 Nursing Applicants: Please note that when you are completing the online nursing application and entering your prerequisite courses, you are currently unable to edit the information you have added. We're working to address this issue and hope to have it resolved in the next few days. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Online Application and Account Registration Update

We're pleased to announce that our First-Year Application for Fall 2010 admission and our Nursing Application for Spring 2010 admission are both available online. The online Transfer, Part-Time Studies, and Readmission applications will be available in early September.

As we continue to implement ConnectCarolina, the University's new administrative system, a number of questions have arisen. We'll post our answers to these questions below.

I already have a UNC Homepage. Do I need to create a new account?
Yes. If you wish to apply, schedule a tour, or receive the latest news from Carolina, it is necessary that you create a new account with us.

I submitted my test scores to your office last year (or over the summer). Why are they not showing up in my account?
We apologize for any inconvenience, but your scores may not have been loaded into our system yet. Your scores should appear within the next two weeks.

When I created my new account, I accidentally entered the wrong email address in the first registration box. Is this now my username?
Yes. The email address that you provide to us when you register is your username.

How can my username (or email address) be changed?
For security reasons, we must ask you to change this information yourself. Please log in to your account using your current email address (username) and password. You may change this by selecting "Update Personal Information" and changing your personal email address.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to implement our new system. Please bookmark this page and check it frequently for the latest information from our office. If we may help you in any way, please do not hesitate to let us know.