Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Submitting Your Common Application

To all of you who have submitted Early Action applications, thank you! We’re looking forward to reading your applications and learning more about you.

There has been a bit of confusion about what exactly needs to be submitted within the Common Application in order to be considered for Early Action. You need to submit three things: your application, your UNC-Chapel Hill Supplement, and your application fee payment. For the fee, you need to complete the payment page by indicating how you will pay the application fee. If you're paying by credit card, it's ok if your payment takes a few days after the deadline to process. And if you're paying by check or fee waiver, the mailed payment can arrive at our office after the deadline.

So, when you log into the Common App and look at the “My Colleges” section, under UNC-Chapel Hill, you should see this:

Three little green triangles show that you’ve submitted these three portions of your application. School Forms can still be in progress because we don’t require those materials by the deadline.

If you meant to submit your application by the Early Action deadline but don’t have three little green triangles, it’s not too late. Go ahead and submit your application, supplement, and payment. You’ll need to choose Regular Decision within your application, as the Early Action option is no longer available. Then send us an email to deadline@admissions.unc.edu and explain that you would like to be considered for Early Action. Please also include your full name, mailing address, and date of birth in the email. If we receive your application by October 19, 2011 and you send us an email request, we’ll still consider you for Early Action.

Please let us know what questions you have.