Thursday, January 5, 2012

Keeping Calm

Good morning! I have one of these "Keep Calm" posters hanging in my office and this is the kind of week when I try to take its message to heart. We've gotten about 1,000 phone calls from students in the past two days and many of you are a bit stressed out. Please don't stress out. It will all work out in the end, I promise.

Regular Decision Applicants: Our application deadline is tonight at 11:59 pm ET. You'll want to submit your application online by that time. If you're applying through the Common Application, there are three things you need to submit: your application, the UNC-Chapel Hill Supplement, and your payment method. (Look for the little green triangle next to each item in your "My Colleges" section.) So long as you indicate how you will be paying, it's fine if the actual payment is processed later. You can send your transcripts, test scores, etc in the weeks after the deadline if necessary.

Now, all that said, if you have technical difficulties or extenuating circumstances, it's not the end of the world. We will work with you. We want to receive your application and have the chance to consider you for admission. If you run into any issues as you submit your application, just send us an email to and we'll work with you.

Early Action Applicants: Many of you are calling with questions about the status of your application. At this point, there are only a very few EA applicants who still have incomplete applications, and we've been in touch with these students by email. If you're not sure we've received everything, you can log into your MyUNC account and check your To-Do List. If there's nothing on your To-Do List, then you're all set and we have all the information we need.

We are on schedule to release EA decisions, as promised, by the end of January. I'm sorry that we can't be more specific about the date, but the truth is we just don't know yet. If we're able to provide any more information later in the month, you can be sure that I will post it here.

Please let me know what other questions you have. If you would rather speak to a live person, please give our office a call. We are here to help! And we'll do our best to answer your call as quickly as we can.