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UNC Class of 2023 EA Discussion Thread


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  • MrRobot2018MrRobot2018 217 replies2 threads Junior Member
    I'm not sure where the stat about Georgetown limiting the number comes from. My son's school last year 6 accepted to Georgetown and 11 accepted to UNC. We are out of state.
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  • SlimJim005SlimJim005 258 replies2 threads Junior Member
    @tommc1 Thanks very much. I think what she was verbally telling me in a nice way was that if you're OSS, you really need to be at about 1500 on the SAT or 34 on the ACT to be competitive. The problem with the range is that a lot of OSS applicants might think they're in the hunt if they are at or slightly above 1380, but they probably aren't. The lower OSS scorers are more inclined to be recruited athletes or have some other hook.
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  • TheNewColossusTheNewColossus 23 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Does anyone have information on how many students are eventually admitted to the business school? I found some information on the website referencing average college GPA and how many spots are available, but not an acceptance rate.
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  • jdogNCjdogNC 70 replies0 threads Junior Member
    For sophomores applying in 2018 for K-F, there were something like 700 that applied and around half that got in with average college GPA of 3.6-3.7. There are 4.0 students that did not get in and those with lower GPA's that did. They are looking for excellent grades and also business related extracurricular activities, especially officer positions and participation in business clubs. Having some experience the summer before you apply your sophomore year, even as an unpaid intern, doing something business related is a plus (think shadowing a family friend who is a trader, accountant, etc). The K-F website does indicate they are expanding the program, but that will be over time.
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  • HollyGTHollyGT 9 replies0 threads New Member
    Are all applicants considered for the UNC Scholars program scholarships or do you have to apply separately?
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  • EsselEssel 230 replies7 threads Junior Member
    @HollyGT I believe there's a section in the UNC application where you can check at least two programs you're interested in, should you be admitted. @srabinow2019 The website always states Jan 30, they released the results around 3.00-4.00 PM on the last Friday in January these past two years.
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  • fromclubgasfromclubgas 2 replies0 threads New Member
    Hey hope everyone isn't losing as much sleep over this as I am, but we're about two weeks away and the stress is killing me!
    Do you think I'll get in with these stats? In State from a tier II county
    50+ dual enrollment college credits from a CC and a liberal arts college
    English I & II- A
    Western Civ I & II- A
    American Const- A
    Bio I- B+
    Bio II- A
    Algebra and Trig- A
    Calculus I- B
    Public Speaking- A
    Spanish I- A
    Spanish II- B
    Western Lit I- A-
    Intro to Philosophy- A-
    Economics I-A
    Currently in Microbiology, Gen Chem I, and Statistics

    29 superscore on the ACT
    24 math
    27 science
    34 english
    31 reading


    Landscape company with 30 regular customers and dozens more one time. Installation and maintenance with subs.
    Church drummer every week at youth group
    Skeet Shooting Weekly
    Volunteered at a pregnancy center preparing for community events

    Essays were good I thought. Maybe the common app one was a tad rushed.

    Solid Letter of Recommendation from an English Lecturer

    Did not declare my major but it's evident from my essays I'm interested in liberal arts majors...hopefully philosophy!!

    Anything to give me some peace is appreciated...even if you think it's a no!

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  • slngbldslngbld 96 replies12 threads Junior Member
    @fromclubgas I think your chances are very good.
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  • EsselEssel 230 replies7 threads Junior Member
    @SlimJim005 My son with a 34/1490 in-state was deferred, waitlisted, and then accepted last year- his HS was super-competitive! The bar keeps rising every year, so it's really difficult to predict, especially with OOS. @Mcunn226 - Last two years, they released the results the 4th Friday in January. Good Luck!
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  • Tuxrd2Tuxrd2 86 replies19 threads Junior Member
    @Essel Maybe premature but any advice for getting in off the waitlist? Did you send a second wave of recommendation letters? Did he have high GPA too?
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  • johnander123johnander123 22 replies5 threads Junior Member
    @Essel if you dont mind me asking, what county did you apply from?
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  • PastpowerPastpower 377 replies3 threads Member
    @Tuxrd2 Acceptances, if any, off the UNC waitlist are based off of a randomized lottery system and aren’t competitive. There’s no reason to waste your time writing emails or making a futile attempt to be recognized by the office of admissions should you be waitlisted.
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  • SlimJim005SlimJim005 258 replies2 threads Junior Member
    @Essel Your info on your In-State son really helps confirm what I was told. Again, a lot of people are looking at the middle 50% of scores for OSS, and since only 18% of the school is OSS, that range is not really a super large sample. UNC is going to recruit a lot of athletes, many of which won't be In-State. So, that will bring down the OSS scores.

    My call to the AO last summer was worth it b/c she was definitely trying to tell me (in a very nice way) that if you're OSS and below 34 ACT or below 1500, then there is little chance -- unless you're a recruited athlete or have some other hook. Most public universities will use OSS candidates who aren't athletes to raise their overall test score averages.
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  • techytechtechtechytechtech 8 replies2 threads New Member
    OOS student here. I just have a quick question regarding first semester senior year.

    At the time I applied, my unweighted GPA was (I believe) at a quite decent standing, a 3.84. However, after finals hit and I got 2 B's, 1 B+, and 3 A's, my unweighted dropped to a 3.79, which I was quite devastated about when I saw my report card. Does anyone know how seriously UNC takes 7th semester grades, and if that drop will hurt my chances of admission?

    If it helps, the 2 classes I got B's in are AP Physics 2 and AP Stats, the B+ I got was in AP Lit, and 2 of my A's are from AP Comp Sci Principles and iOS App Development (regular class). I intend to major in comp sci.

    An answer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!
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  • SlimJim005SlimJim005 258 replies2 threads Junior Member
    @techytechtech Did you apply EA? If so, are you sure that UNC will see the 1st semester grades before they make their decision? I know if you go RD, they will see them, but I'm not sure they'll have time between now and the next two weeks.
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  • techytechtechtechytechtech 8 replies2 threads New Member
    @SlimJim005 Yes, I applied EA. I believe UNC comes out with their decisions on January 30th or maybe a couple days before, right?

    My school said that once the new semester starts (now this semester), they would send mid-year reports to all colleges seniors applied to. I'm guessing it will arrive long before their release date since my school sent them out near the beginning of January. But once again, I'm not too sure.
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  • SlimJim005SlimJim005 258 replies2 threads Junior Member
    @techytechtech If your other grades are really good, then I would think you'd be fine. A lot of applicants have a heavier load of AP their senior year. As an OSS, it might be more important to have top test scores. I'm getting the feeling that the top state universities need good scores from OSS students to balance the in-state kids they have to take.
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  • PastpowerPastpower 377 replies3 threads Member
    @techytechtech UNC has already made most of its decisions at this point. They don’t have time to look at first semester grades for those who applied EA. Precisely why it’s not asked for
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  • techytechtechtechytechtech 8 replies2 threads New Member
    @SlimJim005 The classes I got B's in were all from AP classes and I hit the 50% average for my standardized test score. Thank you so much for your input, it's definitely made me feel better about my situation :).
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