Monday, November 19, 2012

Early Action Applicants: Is Your Application Complete?

This weekend, we sent out emails to Early Action applicants whose applications are still missing critical items. If you get one of these emails, DON'T PANIC! But do take action! The first thing you should do is read the entire email (you'd be surprised how many people don't do this). The email has very clear instructions on how to follow up on your application materials to make sure they get to us quickly.

Whether or not you received the email this weekend, it's easy to check the status of your application and your submitted materials online. Here's how:

Log into MyCarolina for Applicants. You'll log in with the UNC Guest ID and password that you created after you submitted your application. If you haven't created a Guest ID yet, go back to the email we sent you when you submitted your application and follow the instructions. (And if you don't have the email anymore, email us at and we'll re-send it.)

Once you log into MyCarolina you should see this:

Click on "Connect Carolina Student Center" to view your application information. Once you do that, you'll go straight to your Student Center, which looks like this:

Your To Do List is in the right-hand column. Click on "Admissions Items" to find out which items are missing from your application.

If you did get the email regarding missing items, we're asking that you re-send any materials that were sent before November 14. It's a good idea to double-check your To-Do List before re-sending anything, as it's possible the materials have been received in the past few days. Also, if you sent your items electronically through the Common App, Naviance, Docufide, or CFNC but they're still showing up on your To-Do List, give us a call or email us. It's possible that we have the materials but weren't able to link them to your application (this happens sometimes if your identifying information--name, email, address--doesn't match what we have on file).

Transcripts must be official copies sent by mail or secure electronic submission and test scores must come directly from the testing service, but all other materials may be submitted by email to

As I said before, don't panic! We still want to consider you for Early Action and there's still time to get your missing materials in. But we can't review your application until we have all of the required items. If we haven't received everything by the end of the month, we'll either go ahead and review your application based on the material we have or unfortunately, we'll need to withdraw your application from consideration. 

Questions? Leave a comment below, or if you have a specific question about your application or a submitted document, email us at or give us a call at (919) 966-3621.