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WELCOME TO

CAROLINA


A Message from the

CHANCELLOR

On behalf of our faculty, staff, and students, welcome to Carolina. We would be honored to have a student of your caliber and accomplishments join our community. Carolina will change your life. When I was a student here, I had the opportunity to work in a professor’s research lab. That led me to become a scientist and later a professor and administrator. I trace my professional success to those formative years at Carolina. You, too, will have the opportunity to become the kind of person you’ve always hoped to be. At Carolina, you’ll join a community that cherishes our distinctive history but aspires to transform the future. Our “Innovate@Carolina: Important Ideas for a Better World,” aims to engage everyone on campus, regardless of academic discipline. See innovate.unc.edu for more information. We need your idealism, curiosity, and passion at Carolina. We hope that you’ll accept the invitation to join us next year.

Next Steps At a Glance To join us at Carolina and confirm your place in the entering class, please follow the simple steps below. Log into MyCarolina for additional information on each of these steps. BY MAY 15   Enroll and pay $250 deposit (online or by returning your reply form). 

 Order your laptop.

 Submit your updated community standards form (must be postmarked by this date).

Sincerely,

Holden Thorp, Chancellor

A Message from the

AS SOON AS POSSIBLE   Create your Onyen and email account as described below 

 Register for classes at your ConnectCarolina Student Center (available from MyCarolina). We encourage you to register for classes as early as possible to allow for the widest selection of courses.

 Schedule an appointment to speak with an academic advisor in person, by phone, or via Skype.

 Register for required Transfer Orientation. The deadline to reserve your space is July 1.

 Apply for financial aid.

EXECUTIVE VICE CHANCELLOR and PROVOST Congratulations on your admission to Carolina. We appreciate the hard work that you have done to distinguish yourself as a top student and leader in your school and community. If you choose to enroll – and we sincerely hope you do – please know that you will join a community of people dedicated to your success at Carolina and in the years beyond. Our undergraduate curriculum connects you with exciting learning opportunities such as an extensive study abroad program, undergraduate research, and an inclusive Honors Program. While we expect you to graduate on time, we will be there to support you every step of the way – from advising to course selection to career options. As a Carolina graduate, you may look forward to a meaningful life filled with infinite possibilities and pleasant memories of your time here with us. We look forward to welcoming you to our community. Best wishes,

Bruce Carney, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

A Message from the

STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT Welcome to the Tar Heel family! As Student Body President, I have the honor of welcoming you to a community that includes the most talented and engaged students in the nation. Carolina students are not only academically brilliant, hard-working, and driven, but we also want to make a difference in the world. We don't just want to be doctors – we want to be a part of Doctors Without Borders. We don't just want to be teachers – we want to join Teach for America. No other student body works so hard for such selfless reasons. We're pragmatic idealists, we want to solve the world's biggest problems, and we have the drive and intelligence to do so. Being a part of such a community for four of your most formative years is an opportunity you don't want to pass up! As a senior, I'm so incredibly envious of you because you have an amazing experience at Carolina ahead of you! I would do it all over again, not because I have any regrets, but because it's been such a wonderful journey. You deserve a great college experience and at Carolina, you may look forward to this and more. Go Heels!

Will Leimenstoll, '13, Student Body President 2

BY JUNE 15   Submit online Immunization and Health History Form. 

 Submit online housing application.

 Ask a school official to submit your final transcript.

Creating Your Onyen and UNC Email The Onyen, which stands for the "only name you'll ever need," is your passport to your UNC email account and other UNC services. To view your financial aid award and receive important information that will be sent to your UNC email address, please create your Onyen by visiting onyen.unc.edu and clicking "Create an Onyen." After creating your Onyen, the UNC Guest ID that you previously used to log into your MyCarolina account will be deactivated. Instead, you'll log into MyCarolina with your Onyen and new password.


Next Step: Sign up for Orientation As soon as possible at orientation.unc.edu After your enrollment deposit is credited (can take up to 10 days after initial payment), you will be able to make your reservation to attend Transfer Student Orientation. Please be aware that dates are available on a first-come, firstserved basis, and there is a fee for the program. For further information about Transfer Student Orientation and to complete your reservation, visit orientation.unc.edu or call (919) 962-8304.

PREPARING FOR

Transfer Mentor Program

CAROLINA

The Office of New Student and Carolina Parent Programs (NSCPP) welcomes you and your family to Carolina. Our office is here to support you and your family as you transition from your previous institution to Carolina One of the many ways that we are here to help you is through our comprehensive summer orientation program. All transfer students are required to attend Transfer Student Orientation, a one-day program offered on multiple dates throughout the summer. Although you are familiar with the college environment, you will find there are similarities and differences to navigating Carolina compared to your previous institution. At Orientation, you will learn faculty expectations and strategies for being a successful student in the Carolina classroom, meet with an academic advisor, begin

The T-Links mentoring program is designed to help new transfer students feel at home at Carolina, both in and out of the classroom. T-Links mentors serve as a resource for easing the academic and social transition of new transfer students. All new transfer students are assigned a T-Link mentor; be on the lookout for an email from your T-Link mentor throughout the spring and summer months. Opportunities to meet your T-Link mentor and establish connections with other new transfer students will occur during the Week of Welcome (WOW) and early fall. As T-Link mentors have each successfully navigated transferring to Carolina, these current student leaders can provide first-hand insight and strategies for making a smooth transition to the University. For more information regarding the T-Links Mentor Program as well as other important resources for transfer students, please visit newstudents.unc.edu.

to connect with other students, learn about the expectations for living and learning in the diverse Carolina community, and gain insight on campus resources to support you toward graduation. Actively participating in Transfer Orientation is an important aspect of facilitating your transition to Carolina. Transfer Orientation also offers a number of opportunities for family members. In a separate yet concurrent family program, participants will hear from faculty, University administrators, and current students about how to partner with the University to support success and learning. We welcome and encourage family and guests to attend Orientation and learn how to get involved at Carolina as a family member. To learn more about the opportunities available to students, please visit newstudents.unc.edu.

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To help prepare you for success in the 21st century, Carolina offers an innovative undergraduate curriculum that fosters qualities such as curiosity, initiative, integrity, and adaptability. If you enroll as a first-year or sophomore transfer, you’ll enter the College of Arts and Sciences, where you'll complete general education courses that fulfill the foundation of your undergraduate education. Depending on your interests, you may also begin taking prerequisites in preparation for your intended area(s) of study. Your time in the College of Arts and Sciences will offer you the freedom to explore your interests and learn about the University so that you may take full advantage of the wonderful opportunities Carolina has to offer.

LAUNCHING

YOUR ACADEMIC CAREER

For first-year, sophomore, and junior transfers enrolling in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Academic Advising Program will assign you an academic advisor based on your major or field of interest. Your adviser will happily answer questions about degree programs and course selection, and will serve as a sounding board for any academic concerns. To get started, we encourage you to visit advising.unc.edu. This site provides general information on policies and procedures, academic worksheets for all undergraduate majors, and useful links to other campus offices and programs. You may schedule an appointment with your advisor in person, by phone, via Skype before or after you register for classes. Go to advising. unc.edu and follow the link “Schedule an Appointment.” We strongly encourage you to register for classes and talk with your advisor before June 1. It's important to register as soon as possible to ensure the widest selection of classes. Juniors enrolling directly into one of our professional schools will be connected with an advisor within that specific school. These advisors will discuss the curriculum and major course requirements, counsel you on special opportunities and careers within your major, and discuss graduate study. After you have created your Onyen and your enrollment deposit is credited (can take up to 10 days after initial payment), you may register for classes through your ConnectCarolina Student Center (available from MyCarolina). Although you'll meet with an academic advisor for a follow-up appointment at Transfer Orientation, it's important to start planning your Carolina academic career early. 4

Understanding Your Transfer Credit Soon after receiving your admission decision, you can expect to receive an official evaluation of your transfer credit by email. This course-by course evaluation will be accompanied by a Transfer Credit Guide to help you better understand your credit. If you are enrolled in spring or summer courses, please arrange to have an updated transcript sent when those courses are completed. A revised transfer credit evaluation will be sent at that time. Credit for AP/IB scores is awarded separately at the beginning of the fall semester. Up to 64 credit hours may be transferred from a two-year institution and up to 75 credit hours may be transferred from a four-year institution. If you have transferrable credit in excess of these limits, course credit is still awarded, but hours are withheld. If, after receiving your transfer credit evaluation and enrolling at the University, you believe additional or different credit should be awarded for your previous work, you may submit a request for re-evaluation of transfer credit. Please retain course descriptions and syllabi for your previous coursework in the event you wish to petition for credit. More information on how to request this re-evaluation will be sent to you with your final credit evaluation after you have enrolled at the University. If you wish to transfer credit from institutions outside the U.S., your transcripts must be evaluated by one of the services that are part of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (naces.org). This evaluation helps us understand your previous coursework and award proper credit. We will not evaluate your transfer credit until we have received both your official transcripts and the report from the evaluation service.


Next Step: Prepare for Academic Advising 

Visit advising.unc.edu. Click on "For Students, Advice by Student Year" and read the “Transfer Students” section. an appointment with an academic advisor in person, by phone, or via Skype to review your academic requirements at Carolina. Although you will meet with an academic advisor for a follow-up appointment at Transfer Orientation, it's important to start planning your coursework prior to June 1.

Schedule

Plan to take the appropriate placement tests: QUANTITATIVE REASONING (QR): Some majors and areas of study require specific math classes; check the worksheet for your major to find out what is required: advising.unc.edu/ worksheets. Some QR courses require a prerequisite of MATH 110. If you do not have MATH 110 placement on your transfer credit evaluation and your major requires a QR course with MATH 110 as a prerequisite, you'll need to take the SAT Subject Test in Mathematics, Level 1 or 2, or have earned the required score on an AP, IB, or ACT exam.

Information on placement and credit based on AP, IB, ACT, and SAT scores is available at admissions.unc.edu/academics/credit. If your major does not require a specific math or you do not choose to take a math that requires MATH 110 as a prerequisite,

you do not need a math placement score at this time. If you are planning (or are required) to take CHEM 101/101L, you must have proof of MATH 110 credit in order to register for the course. Dates of upcoming SAT Math 2 exams are available at collegeboard. org. Dates for the ACT are available at actstudent.org. FOREIGN LANGUAGE: If you haven’t yet fulfilled your foreign language requirement and plan to study Spanish, French, Latin, or German, take the online placement exam at unc.edu/ languageplacement. For information on other foreign languages, please refer to unc.edu/languageplacement. ENGLISH: If you will not transfer credit for English Composition (ENGL 105), you will need to register for the appropriate course or speak with your advisor about the English Portfolio option. 

Register for classes before June 1 at your ConnectCarolina Student Center (available from MyCarolina). It's important for you to register for courses by this date to ensure better class availability. Waiting to register for courses after this date may limit course selection.

Gather syllabi and course descriptions for any courses that may need to be re-evaluated for transfer credit by academic departments.

For more information, please contact the Academic Advising Program at advising.unc.edu or call (919) 966-5116. 5


Living-Learning Communities What are Living-Learning Communities (LLCs)? Housing’s LLCs provide you with the chance to live among students who share a common interest. The LLC experience centers around three key concepts: connection, commitment, and citizenship. It's about creating a strong connection to the academic, university, and leadership experience at Carolina. It's about making a commitment to explore your interests and passions around a particular theme. Lastly, it's about citizenship, being innovative with what you have learned and using it for positive social change at the University and in the surrounding community. What LLCs are offered? Chinese House • Service & Leadership • Spanish House • Substance-Free • Sustainability • SYNC (Sophomore Year Navigating Carolina) • Transfer United • UNITAS • WELL (Women Experiencing Learning & Leadership) Full details available at housing.unc.edu/heelprint How Do I Join? Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Transfer students are encouraged to apply. The option to apply to an LLC will be offered as part of your housing application. Apply at housing.unc.edu/apply.

Residence Life At Carolina, you’ll live and study on one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, where exciting events and incredible opportunities are always just a short walk away. You’ll be supported by a staff of resident advisors and full-time community directors to ease your transition to the University. With campus police and residence hall staff on call 24 hours a day, you’ll breathe easier knowing that your safety is our top priority. You can look forward to fun and educational residence life programs that create a sense of community and get you connected to campus. 6

HOUSING


Transfer Student Housing Options What are my choices? If you choose to live in Campus Housing, you will have three distinct options when you fill out your housing application: • Transfer United Living-Learning Community – The Transfer United LLC is designed for junior transfer students, particularly those entering from a community college. Participants will live in Ram Village apartments and will commit to active engagement in programs aiding in a smooth transition to Carolina. • Apartment housing with other transfer students – Transfer students can choose to live in Ram Village apartments (shared bedrooms) with other transfer students. Spaces will be assigned first-come, first-served, availability permitting. •R  esidence hall housing with non-transfer students – Transfer students who prefer to be assigned with a non-transfer student can request to live in a residence hall. Assignments will be based on your preferences, availability permitting.

What is the difference between Campus Housing and Granville Towers? Granville Towers and Campus Housing are partners with regard to residence life staff, but there are some differences as noted below. The most significant distinction is that contracts are not transferable between Granville Towers and Campus Housing.

Granville Towers

1,241

Home to total residents last year

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Campus Housing

8,885

Home to total residents last year

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Residence Halls

Residence Halls

A meal plan at The Agora (on-site) is

A meal plan is

in the rate.

and not included in the rate.

RAs and residence life staff are employees of UNC Housing & Residential Education

RAs and residence life staff are employees of UNC Housing & Residential Education

Owned by the UNC Foundation, Managed by EDR Trust

Owned by UNC-Chapel Hill, Managed by UNC Housing & Residential Education

included

optional

Next Step: Apply for Housing You can apply as soon as you have confirmed your intent to enroll at Carolina. We will not assign you housing automatically, so you are required to submit an application for either Campus Housing or Granville Towers. Campus Housing – Apply at housing.unc.edu Transfer students are assigned housing in the order applications are received and charges will be applied to your student account in early August. A housing deposit is not required. Granville Towers – Apply at granvilletowers.com Applications accepted now through fall opening. Apply online, in person, or by calling 919-370-4500. Assignments issued in July. *Contracts with Housing & Residential Education and leases with Granville Towers are not transferable. Review the contract or lease for specific cancellation terms. 7


As a busy student, you’ll want to make sure that you have plenty of opportunities to refuel and refresh throughout the day. Carolina Dining Services (CDS) offers many convenient dining locations throughout campus, including Lenoir Hall and Rams Head.

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Every day we serve made-from-scratch dishes that provide a variety of healthy food choices at every meal, with unique menus, recipes, and ingredients that meet the tastes and needs of our diverse campus community. We have a Student Dining Board of Directors composed of ten students and five administrators that reviews the menus to ensure they are well balanced to meet your needs. If you have special dietary needs, food allergies, or health questions related to dining on campus, our Registered Dietitian will help you develop a personalized nutrition plan to balance your busy class schedule with a healthy diet. Because lifestyles vary among students, we offer three meal plans in addition to a flexible payment option. g

The Block Plan offers you a specific number of meals per semester that can be used at your choice of Rams Head or Top of Lenoir. You may decide how many meals to eat each day or each week.

The Value Plan offers a set number of meals each week at your choice of Rams Head or Top of Lenoir. Through this plan, you are ensured that you will not be left without any meals midway through the semester. The Unlimited Plan offers you as many meals per week as you choose at Rams Head or Top of Lenoir, so that you’ll have guaranteed meals throughout the semester.

For your convenience, we also offer Dining Flex, a supplement to your meal plan that functions like a debit card and allows you to purchase individual meals from a set account balance. Dining Flex is automatically deferred to the student account, so there is no need to pay up front. Depending on your financial aid package, you can apply money that you were awarded to your Meal Plan, including your Dining Flex account. Dining Flex only plans are available as commuter meal plan options. Dining on campus is an important part of any college student’s career. We take pride in providing proficient service to our customers and look forward to serving you. Please call 1-800-UNC.MEAL (800-862-6325), or visit our website at dining.unc.edu for more information on dining locations, meal plans, nutritional information, and more.

DINING


Next Step In June, we’ll send you a brochure that lists our dining locations and describes in detail the meal plan options we offer.

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Next Step: Submit Your Online Immunization and Health Form By June 15 at my.unc.edu 1. Log into my.unc.edu and click the link for the Immunization and Health History Form (Under "Enrolling Students"). 2. Once you finish each page, click the “next” button to go to the next page of the form. 3. Once you reach the Immunization History page, enter all of your immunization dates in the corresponding spaces (in the format: mmddyy). On the finish page, click the “Get PDF of Immunization Record” button to print your Immunization and Health History Form. You must print and mail the form to Campus Health Services to be in compliance. 4. Ask your local health care provider to sign the printed PDF immunization form to verify all immunizations. Or, you may attach copies of your immunization records. All immunization records must contain a health care provider's signature or stamp and date to verify all immunization dates. If you are attaching records, it is REQUIRED that you enter the immunization dates on the immunization history screen BEFORE mailing your records to Campus Health. 10

5. Mail the completed PDF Immunization Form and any attachments before June 15 to: Campus Health Services Campus Box 7470 ATTN: Health Information Mgmt. Dept. Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7470 6. If the immunization record received is incomplete, a "to do" checklist item will be placed on your account notifying you what information is missing.

IMPORTANT NOTES Please be advised that your registration will be withdrawn 30 days after classes begin if immunization requirements have not been met and the Immunization and Health History Form has not been received by CHS. International students or those traveling abroad for more than two months must also undergo a Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) prior to matriculation. Documentation of the TST is acceptable only from a U. S. facility.


Campus Health Services (CHS) is committed to helping you stay healthy by offering quality care at the lowest possible cost. The semester health fee entitles you to unlimited visits to CHS for primary care services. Through our Counseling and Wellness services, we offer psychological evaluations, crisis interventions, and brief counseling and referrals. The health fee helps reduce charges for laboratory, radiology, medications, and specialty services (dermatology, orthopedic, travel clinics, and medication management for psychiatric disorders) provided at CHS. For more information and to read a copy of our privacy policy, visit campushealth.unc.edu. All Carolina students are required to have health insurance. To learn more about the mandatory health insurance hard waiver process and the UNC System Wide Health Insurance Plan, please visit campushealth. unc.edu. If you do not opt out of the UNC System Wide Student Health Insurance Plan, the premium will automatically be charged to your account. If you are uninsured, you will be required to either purchase the UNC System Wide Health Insurance Plan or another health insurance plan. If you choose not to participate in the UNC System Wide Health Insurance Plan, you must show proof of other insurance by completing the online waiver each semester. You should check with your insurance carrier to determine whether you have out-of-network benefits for services at CHS. We strongly recommend that you take the time to examine your medical insurance benefits to ensure that expenses not prepaid by the semester health fee would be eligible for payment. CHS may be outof-network for your insurance plan, except for the CHS Pharmacy or if you are enrolled in the UNC System Wide Health Insurance Plan or Student Blue.

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CONNECTING TO THE WORLD

Next Step: Get Your Laptop Order your laptop by MAY 15 at cci.unc.edu

 Place your order starting April 1 and be

sure to order by May 15 to ensure that you have a laptop for your Orientation session. Order by August 1 to ensure laptop delivery by the first day of classes.

 To be eligible for a laptop grant,

complete the CSS PROFILE for financial aid online at collegeboard.com.

You will receive further program and laptop package information, including purchasing and financial information, at a later date. For more information, visit the CCI website at cci.unc.edu, or call (919) 843-8224.

To succeed on campus, you’ll need quick and easy access to the latest technology. That’s why all undergraduates are required to own a laptop that meets minimum specifications set by the University. Through the Carolina Computing Initiative (CCI), you’ll own an affordable computer that will help expand your learning and connect you to the world. Through Student Stores, you may choose from several models of laptops that are compatible with University systems. While you don’t have to buy a CCI computer, about 90% of students choose to do so because of special deals that combine superior technology, custom software, insurance, a warranty, and an award-winning repair center, including loaner laptop service. 12

Entering students may apply for a need-based grant to cover all or part of the cost. To help you make the most of your computer, we offer a computer laboratory and response center in the Student and Academic Services Buildings (SASB) at the corner of Manning Drive and Ridge Road. The lab offers nine traditional desktop computers for singleuse work, as well as six “smart zones” with a combination of technology, seating, and conference tables. Friendly and knowledgeable support specialists are on hand to immediately assist should you experience any technical issues with your computer.


When you enroll at Carolina, you join a community rich in traditions and school spirit. You'll also join one of the most accomplished and diverse student bodies in the nation. Building relationships with your fellow classmates will not only assist you in the transition to college but will also help you succeed as a student. With more than 700 student clubs and organizations, you’ll find countless ways to connect with and learn from each other. And if you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for, you’re free to start your own organization.

JOINING OUR

COMMUNITY

"My favorite trait about Carolina students is their immense ability to maintain balance in their lives. They are brilliant in the classroom and work hard to maintain academic excellence, they are devoted to service, and they engage in activities they believe in. It's inspiring to see people impact the world and leave something behind everywhere they go. It motivates me to be more involved, expect more of myself, and believe that education and individual passions will make the world a better place." Roopa, Charlotte, N.C.

"Every day I walk this campus and see a sea of diversity. People here have something great about them that sparks passion and innovative thinking. From community service to studying abroad, Carolina students generate an atmosphere of eagerness to change the world. We remember our past, are cognizant of the present, and allow the plethora of possibilities available at Carolina to shape our futures." Tanisha, Fayetteville, N.C.

"Carolina students are a rare breed – overwhelmingly positive, full of spirit, and constantly striving to improve. Each and every student I meet possesses some talent or knowledge that I wouldn't have been able to guess, but that they are instantly willing to share; not show off, but share. There is also a tremendous compassion for public service that humbles me, inspires me, and motivates me to do the same." Logan, Tucson, Ariz.

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At Carolina, we are committed to providing an exceptional education at an affordable cost. In fact, Carolina has been widely and repeatedly recognized as the very best value in public higher education. We strive to set tuition at levels that are reasonable and fair, and we offer need-based aid that allows students of all backgrounds to thrive at the University.

PAYING FOR

CAROLINA

Even as tuition changes, and regardless of your financial circumstances, we pledge to work with you to make your education as affordable as possible. Typical needbased aid packages for those meeting the priority financial-aid deadline of March 1 include 60% in grants and 40% in work-study and low-interest loans. Our net-price calculator, available at studentaid.unc.edu, can help you estimate your eligibility for financial aid at Carolina as well as your out-of-pocket expenses. We expect that tuition and fees will increase during your four years at Carolina, as they are expected to increase at most other colleges and universities. During the four-year period from 2009-2010 through 2012-2013, annual increases averaged $564 for residents of North Carolina and $1,538 for out-of-state students. During the same period, 35% to 38% of each increase in tuition was returned to the student body in the form of need-based financial aid. In fact, any time tuition has increased, we have strengthened our funding for need-based aid, so that students who qualified for aid were protected from the impact of the increase. As a result, today we are one of only two public universities in the nation that continue to meet 100% of students’ demonstrated financial need.

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In addition to increased funding for student aid, recent tuition increases have enhanced the education we offer by increasing the number of courses, improving faculty salaries, and strengthening academic advising. The University also strives to limit increases in other student expenses. During the four-year period described above, annual increases for room and board averaged $404.

Tuition Payment Options

We provide this information to help you and your family plan for your four years at Carolina. Since a variety of circumstances, including inflation and changes in state funding, can directly affect tuition, the actual increases that you and your family experience may differ from those described above.

If you expect to receive financial aid, you may request a deferment on your tuition bill through your ConnectCarolina Student Center (available from MyCarolina). Look for the Finances Section and select “Request Deferment” from the drop-down box and follow the instructions. Please note that you must request the deferment before the due date on the billing statement. Additionally, information about payment options is subject to change, so please visit cashiers.unc.edu or call (919) 962-1368 for the most current information.

The University Cashier’s Office offers a variety of convenient options for paying your tuition and fees. You may pay in person by cash or check, or by online checking account, money order, cashier’s check, credit card, or wire transfer. We also offer a convenient installment payment plan.


Estimated Cost of Attendance 2013-2014* In-State Out-of-State Tuition and Fees

$8,336

$28,442

Room and Board

$10,221

$10,221

$1,241

$1,241

$874

$1,667

$1,575

$1,575

Books and Supplies Travel Health Insurance Loan Fees Personal Total

$60

$60

$1,407

$1,407

$23,714

$46,214

* Please note that the above figures are estimates and are subject to change.

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Need-Based Aid Financial funds are not unlimited, and the most beneficial forms of aid – including University scholarships, campus jobs, and low-interest loans – are awarded first to students whose files are completed accurately and on time. To be considered for need-based financial aid, you'll need to fill out two forms, the CSS Profile and the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and they must both be completed and submitted by the priority deadline of March 1 each year. To find out more about these forms and where to find them online, visit studentaid.unc.edu.

Laptop Grant When you complete the CSS Profile, you'll automatically be considered for a laptop computer grant (up to the full cost of the standard, approved laptop package), which is given to students who are eligible for financial aid in addition to any other need-based student aid. Outside Scholarships Regardless of whether you are receiving University scholarships or need-based aid, you must submit the “Reporting Outside Scholarships” form (available at studentaid.unc.edu) if you are receiving additional funding from private sources. Submitting this form ensures that your outside scholarships will be credited to your student account in a timely manner.

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Next Step: Apply for Financial Aid By MARCH 1 studentaid.unc.edu To receive priority consideration for need-based financial aid and a laptop grant, you'll need to fill out two forms, the CSS Profile and the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and they must both be completed and submitted by March 1 each year. Links to these online forms are located at studentaid.unc.edu. Successfully submitted financial aid applications are handled as quickly as possible. When your financial aid package is ready, you'll be notified electronically at your UNC email address with instructions on how to access your award information. To access your UNC email account, create your Onyen by visiting onyen.unc.edu.

"I was familiar with Carolina's reputation of affordability, but I didn't expect this to be as true for out-of-state students. However, Carolina has been more than generous with financial aid, making it less expensive to attend Carolina than a public university in my home state." Kristen, Springfield, Ohio.

For more information, please visit studentaid.unc.edu or call (919) 962-8396.

"Through a mix of my summer earnings, merit scholarships from the University and Kenan-Flagler Business School, and low-interest loans, I’ve been able to finance my education. Nowhere else in the country can you study at a top 10 undergraduate business program for such an affordable cost."

"My dad is a retired fireman and drywall contractor. At a time when the economy and the housing business were so tough, the Johnston Scholarship paid for my first year of college. I’ve also earned three additional scholarships through the journalism school – the Stephen Gates Scholarship, the Walt Disney/ ABC11 Scholarship, and the Sports Communication Internship Award." Will, Charlotte, N.C.

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LIFE AFTER

Next Step: Register with University Career Services

COLLEGE

Create a profile in Careerolina with University Career Services (UCS) as soon as you enroll to familiarize yourself with the services we offer and to begin to receive announcements of programs that relate to your interests. You’re also welcome to stop by the Center during our walk-in hours (Monday – Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) for quick questions or to schedule an appointment with a counselor. For more information about UCS, please visit careers.unc.edu, call us at (919) 962-6507, like us at facebook. com/uncucs, or follow us at twitter. com/uncucs.

When you enroll at Carolina, you join a community with a strong culture of success. We expect you to graduate in four years, and we’ll help you find any support you might need to reach the finish line. Your professors and advising team will help you meet your goals and will work with you to revise and refine your plan as you grow and change. As you pursue your studies and interests, we think that it's important for you to be thinking of the next step in your journey – life after graduation. From your first day on campus and up to six months after graduation, you are welcome to tap into the wealth of services, technologies, tools, and connections offered by University Career Services (UCS).

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The many services offered include: career advising/ assessments; help with selecting a major; internships, parttime and full-time employment assistance; job listings; career fairs, panels, and networking events; on-campus interviews; and workshops on job-seeking skills.

At this stage in your academic journey, you may not be sure about your major. This is not unexpected; in fact, we encourage you to take the first one to two years of your experience at Carolina to explore your interests and get to know yourself. At the same time, we offer several exciting resources specifically designed for students unsure about their career direction. Career Exploration is a one-credit hour pass/fail course designed for first-year students and sophomores deciding about their major and career options. Careerolina is an online database of job and internship postings, as well as information on career fairs, workshops, employer contact information, and more. Career Peers is a group of current students who help other students clarify and attain their professional goals. Career Peers serve as a link between the student body and UCS.


Next Step: Learn more about the General Alumni Association For more information about the GAA, please visit alumni.unc.edu or call (919) 962-1208.

Your Tar Heel journey doesn’t end when you graduate; in many ways, it's just beginning. You’ll join a distinguished fellowship of more than 250,000 alumni that includes leaders both at home and in 142 countries around the globe. As a result of the relationships developed while at Carolina and beyond, alumni keep in touch and help each other throughout their lives. As a Carolina graduate, you too may expect to develop lifelong friendships.

Pictured: Members of the Carolina College Advising Corps, which recruits recent Carolina graduates to help students from under-served high schools fulfill their dream of college attendance. For more information, please visit carolinacollegeadvisingcorps.unc.edu.

One of the best ways to connect with other alumni is to join the General Alumni Association (GAA), a self-governed, self-supporting nonprofit membership organization established in 1843 to link former students to Carolina for life. You may join the GAA whenever you choose, even as a student when you first arrive on campus. The permanent home of the GAA is the George Watts Hill Alumni Center, which is located next to Kenan Stadium. The General Alumni Association numbers approximately 70,000 former students, 5,000 current students, and 100 alumni clubs worldwide.

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2013 Transfer Admit Brochure. 1,900 copies of this publication were printed at a cost of $2,003 or $1.05 each.

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UNC-CH Admitted Student Brochure for Transfer Students  

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's 2013 Admit Brochure for Transfer Students.

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