Rice - no, I'm deferring for a year to serve as a college counsellor to at-risk seniors and juniors in high school and developing a consulting business. But I'll be there next fall!
Keepit - I will continue to defend Carolina undergrads. There are underwhelming people everywhere. Carolina has them. It also has its fair share of super stars. If you want to deal only with movers and shakers at Carolina, it's not too hard. I'm not saying it's perfect by any means, but I have high standards and was happy with the student body at Carolina. But that just wasn't how I felt about the law school. I wish I had!
Hi, it's me again with another question.
If I chose to live in a traditional double room in granville with unlimited meals, would it be cheaper than living in a regular room at south campus with the 19 meals plan?
Bumping this because I think the RD decisions came out? Or are about to? In any case, I won't be looking at these forums that much anymore simply because I forget to if I don't have a reason to watch. I'll subscribe myself to this thread and you can always PM me. I'm going to be most helpful when it comes to asking about what Carolina means outside of school, picking majors, evaluating data related to Carolina, and really anything related to the law admissions process... but I am happy to attempt to answer anything. Good luck, current and future Tar Heels. I am so, so proud of my alma mater and would choose it again ten times out of ten knowing what I do now.
Checking in again after a long absence. I'm available to answer questions as well. I'm a senior here at UNC, way too close to graduating. I double majored in Biology and Environmental Science with a minor in Chemistry, and found myself wandering on and of the pre-med path. Currently wandering off of it again, and I'll be working with a start up this coming fall.
I share cloying's sentiments completely. Carolina wasn't my top choice when applying to schools (it was up there though!) but after my experience here, I would choose going to UNC over going anywhere else.
Congratulations on your impeding graduation! Enjoy these last few weeks and be with your friends who are going far off as much as possible. I cried like ten times the week of graduation. Know, though, that being a college graduate is a beautiful thing. I miss my friends, I treasure my memories, but I don't miss undergrad. It's nice to have free time again.
Hi! I'd love to. It's funny, I'm writing to you from China right now. I'm working as a translator at a medical clinic in Huining (a small city outside of Lanzhou, in Gansu province) right now and this is the first time I've been able to check my email in a little bit.
Carolina's Chinese program is fantastic, but the most important part of your Chinese program will be your study abroad opportunities. If you're serious about immersion/accent, do CET Beijing's language pledge program (not Xiamen). Carolina has a good relationship with CET and so anyone interested in the program gets in. Check out the Phillip's Ambassador program, as well. Not so hard to get, makes paying for things easier.
I have to run to dinner so don't have time to go into more detail right now, but I'd suggest signing up for a Chinese culture class that falls under the major in addition to Chinese 101 for your first semester. But I recommend against Chinese history courses for now, until you have time to learn more. Maybe a Post-Mao Industrial Art course or something similar. But they're all great. I love Eric Henry. He's a dinosaur but he gives a fantastic lecture.
Thanks Cloying!!! My S will be starting Chapel Hill this fall. He has taken 4 years of Chinese in HS and spent 2 summers traveling in China and studying at Beijing HS #80 taking language and culture courses. We hosted a Chinese student for a year in our home. He was from Beijing as well. My S is from Florida and will go to UNC not really knowing anyone. Any advice/mentoring you could give him would be truly appreciated. He is a little apprehensive but very excited as well. He will be in Horton dorm. He was looking at Chinese 150 (Chinese Civilization) with prof Hsiao along with whatever Chinese language course he places into. What other courses outside of major should he think about for first year???
Oh, wow! Your son is definitely ahead of the curve.
With four years... he'll probably place into 201, I'd think, maybe even 202. If he places into a course that isn't offered in the fall, then that's tough, because he'll want to keep his language skills up.
If this is the same Hsiao I had, that woman is TOUGH! But you will learn plenty. I also recommend Visser for culture classes. If he knows he wants to be a major (which I'd recommend, it'll be easy for him to complete probably) then he should look into studying abroad summer after freshman year and then maybe once again junior year. His language would be very strong when he graduated.
Whereabouts in Florida? I'm not originally from there, but my mom is, and it's where I'm living now.
Tell your son to make sure to join lots of clubs and participate in them. That's where he'll meet his friends. If he's dying to be a part of Greek life, go for it, if he's not, it is not necessary to make friends, even from out of state. Also, tell him to do the out of state meeting (or whatever it is) whenever he first shows up.
Horton will be great, too. Nicely renovated but near lots of new friends!
1. If a class says "closed" on Connect Carolina, should I still add it to my shopping cart? My orientation date is next Thursday/Friday. I would have chosen an earlier date, but this particular session is only for Honors Carolina students, and it was strongly recommended that Honors students sign up for it. Would this put me at a disadvantage when it comes to choosing classes, because it isn't an early orientation date? Or do I assume that spots will open before my orientation date and add everything to my shopping cart anyway?
2. How does the recitation thing work? If a class requires a lecture + recitation, how many credit hours do you get?
3. What is the easiest LFIT class for someone who is not athletic at all?
4. It says I can place out of STOR 151 with my AP Stat score. However, this course has a MATH 110 prerequisite, and I don't have credit for MATH 110. Can I still place out of STOR?
5. It says I need two science classes, and one has to have a lab component. Can they both have lab components and still count for the requirement, or do you specifically need one WITH a lab component and one without? To be specific, I can place out of BIOL 101 + BIOL 101L, and ENST 202, which includes a required lab component. Would this satisfy the whole physical and life sciences requirement? As you can probably tell, I'm trying to avoid any and all math/science courses.
6. Is a double major with one minor extremely difficult? I'm thinking about a double major in English and Philosophy with a minor in PPE (polisci, phil, econ).
7. How many credit hours would you recommend taking as a freshman? 15 or 18?
I realize this is a lot. I can't meet with my academic advisor before orientation, and I want to have a good idea of what I'm taking by then. Thanks!! :-)
1. If a class says Closed, go ahead and add it to your cart. They hold some spots in classes that open up for each CTOPS session. And don't worry about not going to an earlier session-they save spots.
2. For recitation, you usually get credit just for the class- it will tell you how many hours. Some require recitation, some are optional, some do not have them at all. If a class requires a recitation it will tell you when you register.
3. Not sure about this- depends on the TA and the class. Ask your student orientation leader for recommendations.
4. Again, check with your OL, but I believe if you got AP credit for Stats, you can place out of the class without the Math 110. If you did well in AP stats,you likely do not need Math 110.
5. I believe your AP credit for Bio and Enst will satisfy the science requirement.
6. I know nothing about those three departments, since I'm a science major, but this is definitely something you need to speak with your advisor about. You don't have to know this before orientation.