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Updates from Carolina Admissions

posted Jan 22, 2019, 7:43 AM by East Burke High School

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In this Issue:
New from UNC:
Early Action Decision Release
What's coming

Students who applied for the Early Action deadline will receive their decision towards the end of January on their MyCarolina status page. If students have not yet received the instructions for logging into their MyCarolina status page, please ask them to email us at

Scholarship Awards and Excel@Carolina: Shortly after they receive their admissions decision, students who are being offered a merit scholarship or Excel@Carolina opportunity will receive an email from us notifying them of their award.

Please note that scholarship and Excel@Carolina decisions are final. Students who are not selected for these opportunities as incoming students may participate in many of these programs, such as Honors Carolina, once they're on campus.  

Application Withdrawal Requests: If you have a student who has decided to attend another college or university next year and would like to withdraw their application to Carolina, they may email us at In order for us to officially withdraw their application, the request must be initiated by the student and sent from the email address they included in their application.

Applying for Financial Aid
Priority deadline is March 1

March 1 is the priority deadline to apply for financial aid for the 2019-2020 academic year. Students must complete both the FAFSA and CSS Financial Profile to be considered for financial aidat Carolina. Students can apply for aid even before they have an admissions decision.

Early Action students who are admitted to Carolina and have already applied for aid can expect to receive information about their aid package within a few weeks after they receive their admissions decision at their UNC email address. 

Spring Schedule Changes
Reminder for students to get in touch

If your students have applied for admission to Carolina and are requesting a change to their senior schedule, please have them email us at and include the following information in their email:

  • Spring 2019 schedule as it appeared on their original application
  • The change they have made or intend to make
  • The reason(s) for the change

Because strength of curriculum is an important factor in our admissions decision, a change to a student's senior schedule could potentially impact their final admissions decision. We'll get in touch with your students if they've indicated a change that we have questions about.

Thank you for sharing this information with your students!

2019 NC Renaissance
There's still time to apply

Students have until February 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. to apply for North Carolina Renaissance. NC Renaissance is a four-day educational enrichment program hosted by UNC's Office for Diversity and Inclusion for rising juniors from North Carolina communities. 

Students may apply via the following link:

North Carolina Renaissance 2019

Thank you for sharing this opportunity with your students!

Event for Prospective Students
Student Government hosting Unity Dinner

UNC’s Student Government Association will be holding an event in February that is also open to high school students who may be interested in Carolina. “The Unity Dinner” connects prospective and current black male students and black male alumni to participate in workshops on black male identity and college readiness. The event includes dinner and will be held on UNC's campus on Saturday, February 16 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Space is limited, so please encourage interested students to reserve a spot by emailing by February 1.