Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Frequently Asked Questions For Applicants

To all of our applicants, thank you very much. We appreciate all of your hard work to prepare and submit your completed applications. We look forward to reading your application and getting to know you. As a reminder, our first deadline for first-year admission (November 1) is quickly approaching.

To help, please see the list of FAQs regarding our application below. We will be updating these as necessary.

What browser will I need to use the online application?
Please see Technical Requirements for more information.

I sent in my materials, but my To-Do List hasn’t been updated.
Please be aware that application submission is at its peak, and our records managers are very busy preparing all applications and materials for review. 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 also be aware that if you have chosen our first deadline and your application was submitted (or postmarked if you are using our paper application) by November 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET (10:59 p.m. Central Time; 9:59 p.m. Mountain Time; 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time) you will be considered for our first deadline. Be sure to send the other required items as soon as possible; they may be submitted soon after the November 1 deadline.

I submitted a CFNC application, but it is not showing up on MyUNC.
Please note that it may take 4-6 weeks for your MyUNC to be updated with your CFNC application and for your application materials to be removed from your To-Do list. We apologize for any inconvenience.

How do I submit the Teacher Recommendation or the Counselor Statement?
If you apply using Carolina's online application online, you will be asked to provide the e-mail address of the teacher and counselor who will write a letter of recommendation on your behalf. We will then e-mail your teacher and counselor with easy-to-follow instructions.

If your teacher or counselor would rather submit a paper form or if you submit a paper application, please complete the applicant portion of the Teacher Recommendation and Counselor Statement forms and give them, along with an envelope, to your teacher and counselor. We require only one teacher recommendation and find one letter to be sufficient. If you have extenuating circumstances and plan to provide more than one letter of recommendation, we urge you to include all letters in one envelope. While we can confirm that we have received a letter of recommendation on your behalf, we regret that we cannot confirm the name of the teacher who submitted a paper recommendation.

Please note that CFNC applicants will not be prompted for an email address for teacher recommendation letters or counselor statements. Please download the forms as noted above.

I didn’t meet the November 1 deadline. What do I do next?
If you did not submit your application by our deadline November 1, you will automatically be considered for our second deadline. Please just be sure to submit your application by January 18. There is no need to contact us. You will then receive your decision by the end of March.

I selected Deadline 2, but I submitted my application by the November 1 deadline. May I be considered for Deadline 1?
Please email us to request that your deadline be changed. You will then receive your decision by the end of January.

Can I print out my application?
When you get to the submit page of your application, you will be able to view a report of your application before you confirm that your application is ready to be submitted. When viewing the application report, please use your mouse to right-click on the application, and choose the option to “Print.”

I had a problem when paying my application fee. May I go back and pay my fee online?
If you applied online and had problems with your payment, you may go back and update your application fee payment as follows. (We are sorry that this feature is not available for CFNC applicants.):

1. Log back into your MyUNC account. Click on your "My Application" link.
2. Click Continue on the page that indicates you have attempted to pay your fee.
3. Click the "Pay by Check" option. Note that the Credit Card option does not appear.
4. To pay by credit card, close your current webpage and repeat steps 2 and 3
5. The Credit Card payment option should be available now.

Do I need to complete a North Carolina residency form?
When you complete our online application, you will be prompted to answer a few simple questions that in most cases will fulfill our requirements for determining residency. If not, you will be prompted to select and complete an additional form when you submit your application. However, if you are not prompted for additional residency information, there is no need for you to submit it.

I started the first-year application, but I meant to start the transfer application. How do I change this?
Please email us and we will assist you.

I don't see my question posted here.
While we strive to do our best to update this page frequently, if you don't see an answer to any question you may have, please be sure to check this blog for the very latest updates from our office. For general questions about applying and Carolina, please also visit Ask Admissions. Regardless, no matter what question you may have, please don't hesitate to email or call us at (919) 966-3621.