Wednesday, October 31, 2012

EA Update and this Week's FAQs

Thanks to all who submitted their applications for the Early Action deadline. We received about 15,000 applications, and we're now hard at work reviewing them. At this point, all EA applicants should have received the email with instructions on how to create your Guest ID so that you can sign into MyCarolina and review the status of your application and supplemental materials. (This email goes out within a few days after you submit your application.) From your Student Center, you can view your Admissions To-Do List which will list any outstanding application materials. You can also scroll to the bottom of the page to view the official test scores we've received.

As you check your To-Do List, please keep in mind that it can take us a bit of time to link submitted materials to your application. If materials are sent separately from the rest of your application (especially via postal mail), it can take several weeks for us to link these documents to your application and update your To-Do List. There's no need to contact us about missing items unless it's been more than four weeks since you submitted them. In all likelihood, your To-Do List will update in good time.

Below are some of the FAQs we're getting this week. Let us know what other questions you have! (But first you might want to check out our previous FAQ post, as you may find the answer to your question there). Thanks!

I already submitted my application. Can I add information to it now?
If you have an important addition or revision to your application, feel free to email it to us at Please include your full name and birth date so we can easily link this information to your application.

Do I need to send an official AP score report?
Supplemental testing, including AP, IB, and SAT II testing, is entirely optional, so it's up to you whether you'd like us to consider this information. We don't need an official score report for the admissions review, you can self-report these scores on your application. However, keep in mind that if you are admitted and choose to enroll at Carolina, we'll need the official score report in order to award placement/credit for the scores.

I'm planning to change my course schedule. Do I need to notify UNC?
Yes. It's important that you let us know if you make any changes to your schedule after submitting your application. Email us at and let us know what changes you've made to your schedule, as well as the reason for the change. We'll include this information with your application.