I'm so sorry we disappointed you. We know how hard it is to receive this kind of bad news, and we really hate delivering it. Please know that it's not you, it's us. We have so many talented applicants – close to 31,000 this year – and space for just under 4,000 in our first-year class. We have to deny so many students who would do great things here.
Through our work with the Carolina Covenant,
we've had the pleasure of getting to know Josh. He's an outstanding
student who came to us as a junior transfer and is now earning his MBA
through Kenan-Flagler Business School. Below is a little of his story:
Josh is proof
that there are many paths to Carolina. We hope you have an amazing
college experience wherever you choose to attend. But if you're
interested in transferring in a year or two, we hope you'll keep us in
Is this decision final?
afraid it is. We can't re-consider your application this year. However,
if your heart is set on Carolina, there's always the option of
transferring after a year or two at another school.
Why did you deny me?
isn't a simple answer to this question because our review is holistic.
We don't deny any student on the basis of a single number or a single
grade, but instead we consider everything we know about a student. We
review each application multiple times, and ultimately, we have to make a
lot of hard decisions. The unfortunate truth is that we just don't have
space for the many talented students who apply.
I have my heart set on attending Carolina one day. What should I do?
year we enroll approximately 900 transfer students into the sophomore
and junior classes at Carolina. Transfer students bring with them a
diversity of background and experiences that enrich our community
tremendously, and we welcome them into the full academic and
extracurricular life of the University. For more advice, please see Applying as a Transfer Student.
Please let me know what other questions you have.