Tuesday, May 24, 2011

UNC Senior Chosen for History Research Program

Kristen Maye, a rising Carolina senior, has been chosen for a five-week history research program in New York City this summer.

A 2008 graduate of Independence High School in Mint Hill, Maye will be among 10 Gilder Lehrman History Scholars selected in a national competition.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, a nonprofit organization seeking to improve and enrich American history education, chooses top undergraduate American history majors for the program. The scholarship covers travel to and from New York and five weeks of living expenses.

Read more.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Update on First-Year Waiting List

We write to let you know that we have just released offers of admission to a small number of students from North Carolina. These students will see their decisions on their MyUNC and will receive admission packets next week. At this time, we have not denied admission to anyone on the waiting list, and we will continue to monitor the responses we receive to ensure that every available space is filled.

If an admitted student applied for financial aid by March 1, the Office of Student Aid will be providing financial aid awards as soon as possible on MyUNC.

We thank you for your patience and your continued interest in us. All students who accepted a position on our waiting list will receive their final decision no later than June 30. For the latest information from our office, please continue to visit this blog.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Transfer Enrollment Deadline Extended Until Monday, May 16.

We recently sent an email to admitted transfer students reminding them of the transfer enrollment reply deadline. If you’ve already enrolled, welcome to the Tar Heel family.

Please note that MyUNC will be down for routine maintenance beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 13 until 8 a.m. on Monday, May 16. For this reason, we are extending the reply deadline until Monday, May 16, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (10:59 p.m. Central Time, 9:59 p.m. Mountain Time, or 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time). We strongly encourage you to enroll online. Click here for further enrollment instructions.

If you have any questions, or if we may assist you in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Learn More About Undergraduate Research at Carolina

Want to learn more about how undergraduates participate in life-changing research at Carolina?

In this multimedia slide show, you will hear six undergraduates describe their own experiences in a variety of disciplines, from nursing to geology to economics.

These students are just a few of the thousands of undergraduates who take on intensive research each year. Sixty-two percent of students who graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences in 2009-10 had received academic credit for at least one research-intensive course. College faculty reported that same year that they mentored 1,459 undergraduate research projects, including 319 senior honors theses.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Update on Transfer Credit Evaluation

We write to give you an update on credit evaluations for our admitted transfer students. Last week, we emailed credit evaluations to more than 800 students, and we hope to email the remainder by this Friday, May 6. We hope that this post and our Transfer Credit Guide will answer any questions you may have. If anything should change, we promise to update this blog as soon as possible.

If you have received your evaluation and you believe that we made an error or that something needs to be adjusted, please note that you will be able to resolve this issue once you arrive on campus in the fall either by petitioning our office or the appropriate academic department. Please simply send an email to transfercredit@admissions.unc.edu in the fall.

Please also note that we're currently concentrating on credit evaluations for admitted transfer students. We will start on credit evaluations for first-year students within the next few weeks, with a goal of finalizing this work by July 31.