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Early Action!

thinkpink787thinkpink787 Posts: 80Registered User Junior Member
Okay so it's officially January and now the wait is on. UNC is by far my number one but OOS is so variable so who knows. I figure we can have a thread to post when we hear and any other news/nervousness. I've only heard from one school (USC honors yay!) but I'm kind of freaking out about UNC. I get really frantic just thinking about it...anyways. Happy waiting! And happy 2013 (yay we graduate this year!)
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  • callie101callie101 Posts: 43Registered User Junior Member
    Thanks for starting this thread. I'm starting to freak out too. I just want to hear!!!!!! Already heard from Tulane (Honors and money), but UNC is way higher on my list, so I'm super nervous. Less than 3 weeks to go! Good luck everyone.
  • jonnathanjonnathan Posts: 400Registered User Junior Member
    People found out last year around the 19th, so if that's any indication, hopefully we find out in a little over two weeks!
  • unchopeful33unchopeful33 Posts: 17Registered User New Member
    haha yeah I'm anxious for the decision. Just a bit nervous... fingers crossed!
  • tarheelertarheeler Posts: 58Registered User Junior Member
    Hey guys! I'm a current UNC student, so I can probably provide a little insight into when you find out. Last year letters were sent before the decisions were put online; the year before, it was the other way around. However, most people found out around the 18-19th last year. It's normally on a Friday, so I would probably expect it around then. Best of luck!
  • haitianchica13haitianchica13 Posts: 19Registered User New Member
    Thank you so much for the insight tarheeler. I was going crazy thinking I messed up my application since I hadn't gotten a response yet. Now I'm just counting down the days :S
  • iluveunciluveunc Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    The wait does the most damage! Forget exams and midterms, I'm definitely more nervous about being accepted to Chapel Hill!
  • ScarlettOScarlettO Posts: 9Registered User New Member
    I am nervous about the results coming back. I am nervous. I have always wanted to go to UNC, and have planned my entire life around what they accept. Super nervous for all of us to boil our 12 years worth of eduction right down to a small envelope. Nerve wracking.
  • southerndudesoutherndude Posts: 174Registered User Junior Member
    It won't be an envelope, it will be online status
  • smack28752smack28752 Posts: 70Registered User Junior Member
    ...AND an envelope, hopefully the BIG one.

    Last year the letters were mailed early in the week of January 16th, prior to the online posting on Friday the 20th. Depending on your proximity to Chapel Hill and the reliability and speed of the USPS, you got the old fashioned notification first. Warning: Online inquiry volume has been known to shut the system down!
  • guitarkid49guitarkid49 Posts: 167Registered User Junior Member
    I'm really nervous! UNC has been my number 1 choice since sophomore year! I wish I wasn't OOS. Luckily I've already heard back from Michigan though why is a bit of a relief but still super nervous!!
  • thinkpink787thinkpink787 Posts: 80Registered User Junior Member
    Okay so this guy at my school with a 1540 applied to UNC with some sort of golden application that didn't have any essays. He has close to no extracurriculars and his GPA is realllly low. But he is in IB with me so he takes difficult classes. We all question how he did so well on the SAT haha but he's kind of a compulsive liar and he knows UNC is my number one so about a month ago he told me he already got in and I didn't believe him because I figured he was messing with me. But now he's telling people again that he got in? Does anyone know anything about the golden application or whatever. I always though UNC wanted the full package from out of state students but maybe the high test score is enough?
  • FightTheTideFightTheTide Posts: 78Registered User Junior Member
    He's definitely just trolling you. UNC doesn't have any fancy app for special students. Even 2400s have been rejected from UNC, according to the admissions officers, so obviously test scores are not everything at UNC. They place a lot of emphasis on ECs, essays, and other parts of your application in a more holistic process. And yes, the wait is killing me too. Hopefully they'll release the decisions soon, possibly on the 18th.
  • thinkpink787thinkpink787 Posts: 80Registered User Junior Member
    just kidding! I'm pretty positive he was lying again. Just ignore the previous comment!
  • southerndudesoutherndude Posts: 174Registered User Junior Member
    I got a good laugh out of the above posts :)

    think pink, he is definitely 'pulling your leg'--don't take the bait!!

    I agree with fightthetide, the 18th looks like a probable date and it's killing me waiting too. I'm really just barely on the borderline, and probably not even that, but I have a few acceptances that I'm happy with, so my 'Plan B' is set to launch as needed ;)

    Best of luck to everyone!!!
  • dowzerwdowzerw Posts: 1,610Registered User Senior Member
    Does anyone know if they send an email that there is a decision online or do we just keep signing in to the website to check?
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