UNC Wilmington

2014-2015 APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
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Thank you for your interest in UNCW!  We look forward to receiving your application for admission.  Please review all requirements and instructions before completing the application.

Office of Admissions, UNC Wilmington

 


Last updated: 4/11/2014 8:28:00 AM ET



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UNC Wilmington encourages the use of an electronic application. No distinction will be made between this application and the university's paper or electronic application. The following instructions tell you how to complete and submit our application. Every applicant to UNC Wilmington who claims to be eligible for the North Carolina tuition rate must complete the North Carolina Residency Questions.

Below are instructions and information related to filing an application for undergraduate admission to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Please read and follow instructions carefully.

Instruction Checklist for All Applicants

  1. After reading the instructions, please complete the online application as thoroughly as possible. Your failure to provide complete, accurate, and truthful information will be grounds to deny or withdraw your admission, or make you subject to disciplinary sanctions after enrollment. When you are finished, click the 'SUBMIT' button on the left column of the application screen. Signature of a parent or legal guardian is required of applicants under 18 years of age. Once you have successfully submitted the UNCW online application do not try to access the same application again. This will cause multiple applications to be created and delay your application processing time. If you wish to make changes to any information, change your major or update to a different term after you submit the entire application, please submit a written request titled 'Addendum' and email to the Office of Admissions at admissions@uncw.edu.
  2. At the end of the application you will be prompted for the $75 nonrefundable application fee payment. You may pay with check, money order or credit card (online). If paying by check or money order please include the payment with your Application Fee Statement and include your full legal name and date of birth on the check or money order. Please do not send cash.
  3. Complete the North Carolina Residency questions completely.
  4. Follow application deadline dates below.
  5. Disclosure of the applicant's social security number is voluntary, and is requested here by the institution solely as an internal personal identifier for record-keeping accuracy. Please be aware that financial aid, employment, and reporting of tuition and related expenses for tax purposes cannot be processed without submission of a valid social security number. Failure to report your SSN will cause a significant delay in the processing of your financial aid. State and Federal laws are strictly observed, and your SSN is not used as your student identification number.
  6. All transcripts must come directly from the schools attended and be marked Official. No transcripts will be accepted from the student unless official and sealed.

Freshman Applicant Instruction Checklist

Freshman applicants may not apply for summer session I.

  1. Application Fee - see above
  2. Official Transcript - Have all high schools you have attended send an official transcript directly to the Office of Admissions. Transcripts of home school students must be notarized as authentic in order to be considered official. If you have earned a GED, see transfer admission requirements. No transcripts will be accepted from the applicant unless official and sealed. If you have been dual-enrolled in any college while in high school, please have the college send an official transcript of work completed directly to the Office of Admissions.
  3. School Report - Complete the applicant section of the school report form and give it to your guidance counselor. He or she should mail the school report and recommendation along with your official transcript to the Office of Admissions.
  4. Recommendation - If your counselor is unable to complete the required recommendation portion of the school report, a written recommendation from a core academic teacher (English, Math, Science, History, Foreign Language) is also acceptable.
  5. Standardized Test Scores - If not reported on your official high school transcript, you must submit SAT-1 or ACT (must include the writing portion) scores directly from either the College Board or ACT. A score submitted from a web site is not official.
  6. Essays - Completion is required.
  7. Residency - If you are a North Carolina resident, please complete the residency questions within the application. This is required to be considered for the in-state tuition rate. If you do not provide the information requested where applicable, you may be designated out-of-state and required to complete and submit additional forms.


Transfer Applicant Instruction Checklist

Students who have graduated from high school (or obtained a GED), and attended, or are currently enrolled in, a regionally-accredited two- or four-year college and wish to transfer to UNCW in order to earn a Bachelor's degree need to complete the transfer application.

  1. Application Fee - see above
  2. Official Transcript - Have all official transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended and official high school transcript(s) or GED scores sent directly to the Office of Admissions. Transcripts of home school students must be notarized as authentic in order to be considered official.
  3. Courses in Progress - If currently enrolled in college, please provide a copy of your registration for classes in progress. Failure to provide a current course registration may delay the review of your application. Note: be sure to submit your final transcript with grades of all courses completed.
  4. Essays - Please respond to the essay question. Completion of this question is required.
  5. Residency - If you are a North Carolina resident, please complete the residency questions within the application. This is required to be considered for the in-state tuition rate. If you do not provide the information requested where applicable, you may be designated out-of-state and required to complete and submit additional forms.
  6. Military Credit - If you are an active duty or veteran member of the armed services, submit an official copy of your military transcript to the Office of Admissions. Please visit http://www.uncw.edu/military for more information.

Special Undergraduate Applicant Instruction Checklist

Students who have graduated from a four-year college or university and are not seeking a second degree from UNC Wilmington.

  1. Application Fee - see above
  2. Official Transcript - Have your official college transcript sent to the Office of Admissions from the institution from which you received your undergraduate degree.


Second Bachelor Degree Applicant Instructions

Students who have already obtained a Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution and are seeking a second Bachelor's degree from UNCW need to complete the transfer application. See Transfer Applicant Instruction Checklist.


Permission Applicant for Fall or Spring Instruction Checklist

Students enrolled at another college or university who want to take classes at UNC Wilmington in the Fall or Spring with the intent of returning to their home institution need to complete the online Permission application.

  1. In addition to the non-refundable $75 application fee, permission students will need to have an official transcript sent from the current or most recent college/university attended (a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 and 24 semester hours are required to be considered for admission as a permission student).
  2. Applications must be completed and submitted by November 1st for the spring term and by May 1st for the fall term.


Visiting Summer School Instructions

Students who want to take classes at UNC Wilmington during the summer term may submit a Visiting Summer application via our summer school website. There is no application fee for Visiting Summer.


Extension Applicant Instructions

Students who want to complete a Bachelor's degree online or at a location other than the main campus need to complete the transfer application and indicate the site they want to attend. See Transfer Applicant Instruction Checklist.

Students who wish to complete the RN to BS in Nursing accelerated program please visit http://onlinedegree.uncw.edu.

Students who are seeking teacher licensure and want to complete courses online or at a location other than the main campus need to complete the Special Undergraduate application and indicate the site they want to attend. See Special Undergraduate Applicant Instruction Checklist.


Re-enrolling Applicants

Students previously enrolled at UNC Wilmington as undergraduate students should not complete this online application. Contact the Office of the Registrar for the appropriate application and instructions (http://www.uncw.edu/reg/re-enrollingApp.htm)


International Students
  1. Students who do not hold United States citizenship or are not Permanent Residents (green card).
  2. Determine the type of student you are (freshman, transfer). If you have taken coursework beyond secondary school, you must apply as a transfer.
  3. Follow the appropriate instructions listed for that type of student.
  4. Submit your scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if you do not meet one of the conditions for waiving proof of English proficiency. The conditions are explained in the application and on the website.
  5. We encourage you to have your application and supporting documents on file at least six months prior to the term you want to enter.
  6. In order to select country information, you must allow pop-ups during the application process.

For more information on requirements for international applicants such as deadlines specific to international students, please see the website: www.uncw.edu/admissions/international.html

Application Deadlines

Early application is strongly encouraged. Please follow the guidelines below to determine your date of admission notification.

Freshman Application Decision Mailing Dates

Apply: Decision Mailed:
November 1 Early Action (non-binding) On or about: January 20
February 1 Regular Decision On or about: April 1


The university reserves the right to cancel applications that are not complete by February 1. If admitted, candidates have until May 1 to submit an enrollment deposit. The university reserves the right to cancel admissions if an enrollment deposit is not received by May 1 or 10 days from date of admission letter.

Transfer and Extension Transfer Applicants for Summer and Fall
Transfer Deadline Dates:
Fall and Summer March 1

Spring October 15


After March 1, we will process applications on a space-available basis only. The university reserves the right to return an application and fee if received after March 1. If admitted, candidates have until December 1 (for spring semester) and May 1 or 10 days from date of admission letter (for summer/fall semester) to submit an enrollment deposit. The university reserves the right to withdraw your offer of admission if you do not submit an enrollment deposit by the designated deadline.

Admission for the spring term is extremely limited. The Office of Admissions will announce by September 21 if applications will be accepted and considered for the spring semester. The university does not encourage transfer students to plan on spring enrollment. Please visit www.uncw.edu/transferadmissions for further information.

Special Undergraduate and Extension Special Undergraduate Applicants for Spring, Summer, and Fall
Applications are processed on a space-available basis after May 1. Early applications are encouraged.

If admitted, candidates have until December 1 (for spring semester) and May 1 or 10 days from date of admission letter (for summer/fall semester) to submit an enrollment deposit. The university reserves the right to cancel admission if you do not submit an enrollment deposit by the designated deadline.


High School Transcripts



Most North Carolina public high schools now have the capability to electronically send official high school transcripts to all 110 North Carolina colleges and universities through CFNC.org. We encourage you to visit your school counselor to verify coursework and grades prior to requesting an electronic transcript.

To send an electronic transcript, you must:

  • Make sure you have entered the following information in your profile and/or CFNC.org online admission application:
    • First and Last name - This must match your legal name (use the name that appears on your report card, or check with your high school counselor).
    • NC Student Number (formerly NC WISE Student ID) - is your North Carolina public high school student identifier number and is only applicable to North Carolina High School students. Providing the NC Student Number is voluntary and if provided, will give you the opportunity to request your high school transcript electronically.
    • Current high school (or high school at time of graduation)
    • Date of birth
    • E-mail address
    • Gender
  • Be currently enrolled at or graduated from in 2013, a participating public high school in North Carolina that has converted from NC WISE to PowerSchool/HomeBase. If you are not sure about your school's current status or statusat the time you graduated, check with your school counselor.

Important Announcement:

As of November 13, 2013, electronic transcripts for some schools are now being processed from NC DPI's new PowerSchool system. Please refer to the list of schools spreadsheet to see if your school is in a district that has chosen to send from the new PowerSchool system, or if your school is in a district that has chosen to send from the NC WISE system. The differences are described below.

PowerSchool: This means that currently enrolled students can now send electronic transcripts that contain their current student information from PowerSchool.
Please note there will be a temporary process change for electronic transcripts until later this academic year for students who graduated in summer 2013 or before. NC DPI is in the process of migrating historical data from NC WISE to PowerSchool. If you graduated in summer 2013 or before, you will need to contact your high school directly to request a transcript.

NC WISE: This means that all currently enrolled students and former students can send electronic transcripts that contain their information from NC WISE. For currently enrolled seniors, please note that transcripts from NC WISE do not include any courses in which you are currently enrolled (Fall 2013).

Over the next few weeks NC DPI is working to transition all remaining schools to the new PowerSchool system. Please check this message area and the list of schools spreadsheet (link above) for the latest information.

If these conditions were met when you submitted your CFNC.org online application, you will then be presented with the option to request your high school transcript be sent electronically to that institution.

If you submitted an online admission application through another website or university portal, we encourage you to request your high school transcript be sent electronically to that institution from the CFNC Transcript Manager (located under the Apply tab → To College → Transcript Manager).


University of North Carolina Wilmington
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How to Use the UNC Wilmington CFNC Online Application

To complete the online application, simply type your answers in the corresponding fields or select your answers from the popup lists (where applicable).

After you complete a screen, click the NEXT button at the bottom or on one of the sections listed on the left column to move to a different screen. Before you are allowed to jump screens, we will inspect your data on the current screen for errors or inconsistencies. If errors or omissions are found, you will be returned to the screen to correct your answer(s). Otherwise, your data will be saved and you will proceed to the requested screen. We also allow you to skip to another screen without your new data being saved. Be aware that if you use the Skip & Jump function on the left column, data on the current screen will not be saved and will have to be re-entered prior to submittal.

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