Friday, August 27, 2010

Phone Service Restored

Thanks to everyone for your patience, and best wishes for a good weekend.

Phone Service Interrupted

As of 12:15 pm Eastern time, we're experiencing problems with the phone service in our office. We've notified technical support and hope to have service restored soon.

If you're trying to reach us right now, we're sorry. Again, we're working to restore service as quickly as possible.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Transfer Essay Questions

We have finalized the essay questions for the Fall 2011 transfer application, so now if you're planning to apply as a transfer student, you can get a head start on your essay. We require just one essay for transfer applicants, and we ask that you limit your response to about 500 words.

The full transfer application will be up in September, and the deadline is March 1, 2011. We'll let you know when the application is available online.

Fall 2011 Transfer Essay Questions:
  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. Tell us about a group project in which you had to collaborate with your peers. How did it go?
  3. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received or given?
  4. If you have written an essay for another school’s application that you really like, feel free to use it as your short or long 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 word count).
Thanks! Please let us know if you have questions.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Nursing Application is Down

We are very sorry, but due to a technical glitch, the nursing application closed prematurely. We hope to have the application back up very soon.

To give you ample time to complete your application, we will be extending the deadline until tomorrow, Wednesday, August 11 at 11:59 p.m. We will also email you as soon as the application is up again.

If you have already completed and submitted your application, you do not need to do anything else.

Again, we apologize for the inconvenience. If we may assist you in any way, please let us know.

First-Year Application is Up!

The online application for Fall 2011 first-year admission is now available through your MyUNC account. (Don't have a MyUNC account yet? Well, now's a great time to create one. You'll be able to complete your application online, and we'll send you important updates throughout the year through your account.)

We've recently created a new feature on the website: Five Reasons to Apply to Carolina. Check it out. You'll learn more about our outstanding community of students, the many special opportunities that are available to first-year students, and the value of a Carolina education.

Please let us know what questions and comments you have as you begin your application. We're here to help, so just let us know how we can serve you better.


P.S. We're planning to have the transfer application for Fall 2011 up in September, so if you're planning to apply as a transfer, stay tuned. We'll let you know when it's available. Thanks!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Enrolling Students: AP and Other Test Scores

We recently imported all test scores for enrolling first-year and transfer students, and we are working to evaluate and post the credit that students will receive with these scores. The scores are not currently available to view on your MyUNC page, but we hope to have them up soon.

If you are an enrolling student and have not yet sent us your scores, please have the testing agency send us an official score report. If you have already sent us your scores, please be patient as we review and post this credit to your account. You can view details on what placement and credit we award for test scores by visiting our Placement Credit page.

We plan to have all test score credit evaluated and posted to students’ accounts by August 13.

Please let us know if you have any questions.