Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Weekly FAQs

Good morning! Here are some of the questions we've been getting this week by phone and email. Other questions? Just let us know in the comments and we'll be glad to help.

I'm an admitted student. When should I visit campus this spring? 
Congrats! We definitely encourage you to visit campus in the coming month so that you can experience Carolina for yourself and find out if this is the place you'd like to spend the next four years. We have special events just for admitted students and you can view these invitations by logging into MyCarolina. Our largest event is Explore Carolina, which is held on several dates this spring. At Explore, you can pick and choose from more than 50 sessions, including department open houses, student panels, and information sessions with student services such as housing and study abroad. It's a great chance to learn more about your areas of interest and the many opportunities you will find here.

If you can't make it to one of our admitted student events, you can come to one of our daily campus tours. These include an information session with one of our counselors and a student-led tour. These tours are geared toward all prospective students (not just admitted students), but we'll do our best to answer your specific questions.

I am having trouble signing into MyCarolina.
We posted recently with instructions on how to view your decision on MyCarolina. You'll log in with your UNC Guest ID. We sent you an email with instructions on how to create your Guest ID after you submitted your application. If you don't have this email anymore, send us an email to and we'll resend it to you.

From the login page, you can reset your password if you've forgotten it. If you continue to have problems logging in, give the UNC Help Desk a call at 919-962-HELP. They can help you troubleshoot your problem.

How do I apply for Summer School?
If you only want to attend Summer School at Carolina (not continuing into the fall), you can apply directly to that program as a visiting student. Rising high school seniors and students enrolled at other colleges are eligible for Summer School. Learn more about the courses offered and how to apply here.

If you've applied for admission as a transfer student and are admitted, you can start in the summer if you wish without submitting a separate application to the Summer School. After enrolling, simply send us an email ( to let us know that you wish to change your enrollment term to summer. Please note, though, that financial aid is not typically available for classes you take over the summer prior to the fall term you're admitted to.

Other questions? Just let us know.