Good morning! Today I'm posting some FAQs for Regular Decision admitted, waitlisted, and denied students. The questions for admitted students are in this post; please scroll down for the waitlisted and denied FAQs.
I've been admitted! Yay! Now what?
We hope you'll decide to make Carolina your home for the next four
years. We might be biased, but we think it's the best
undergraduate experience to be had. We'll do our best over the next few
months to help you find out all you can about Carolina, so you can
decide if it's the right place for you. One of the best ways to get to
know our community and the opportunities available here is to join us
for one of our admitted-student events. An invitation to Explore Carolina and Carolina Bound was included with your letter of admission. In the coming weeks, you may also receive invitations to a variety of other events, so be sure to check your email regularly.
Our Admitted Student website has detailed information on housing, orientation and the steps you'll need to take when you're ready to enroll.
Will I receive any merit scholarships?
Most Regular Decision applicants who are being considered for a merit-based
scholarship were invited to campus for our second Scholarship Day. At Scholarship Day, students took part in discussion sessions with
faculty members and other scholars. After the event, final scholarship
selections are decided. The
majority of the merit-based scholarships offered by Carolina will awarded
to the students who attended Scholarship Day.
aren't initially offered a merit-based scholarship, please know that at
Carolina you will have multiple opportunities to earn a variety of
awards once you arrive on campus. Read more about Scholarship Opportunities for Carolina students.
Am I being considered for Honors or any other special opportunities?
We will be sending an email to select admitted students this week regarding Excel@Carolina,
a special program featuring nine extraordinary opportunities for
outstanding first-year students. In the email, we will ask
those students to indicate which of these opportunities they're most
interested in. We'll then use those preferences as part of our final
decisions about these opportunities. Students selected for other honors
and special opportunities will be notified via mail and email throughout the spring.
What about financial aid?
students who applied for financial aid by the priority deadline of March 1
will receive their aid in the weeks following the deadline. If you have not yet completed the financial aid application, please do so as soon as possible. The Office
of Scholarships and Student Aid awards student aid packages as quickly
as they can, but you can help by making sure they have all of the
information they need. Check your To-Do List in MyCarolina to make sure
they haven't requested more information. Also, create your Onyen and UNC email account, as that is how the Student Aid office will communicate with you. More info is available on the Student Aid website.
Want to get advice from current students?
In recent years, current students started a Q&A blog for new students called Carolina Advice.
If you want opinions and answers directly from current students, it's a
great resource to learn more about life here. You can also check out
the Tar Heel Blog to learn even more about student life from the current student perspective.
Congratulations again on your admission to Carolina. We look forward to welcoming you in the fall!