UNC Class of 2023 EA Discussion Thread

In state. Decent stats. Match. Nervous.

@ArWrFe what are your stats? I just want to know what decent is for UNC

GPA 3.8UW, ACT 35 … but Wake County

@ArWrFe I have nearly the exact same stats as you, from Wake county as well, if it’s any consolation. I was thinking that my chances would be around high reach to low match simply because I’m not in the top 10% of my class

@ArWrFe the ACT is phenomenal, honestly I would say UNC would be a safety if you weren’t from Wake.

Just curious…did you/your student receive an email on or around December 6, subject “Think with great minds at Carolina”. Dear (student), Finding your life’s calling and your mentors could happen on your first day at Carolina. And ended with “We can’t wait to see what inspires you and how you’ll inspire others, here at Carolina”. Nothing about “please apply” so I assume it was pulled from students who have already applied. Not making any assumption here. Daughter is a high stat student and has already heard from U of SC and Clemson, both with scholarship. Could this be a nod from UNC-CH to some students to hold on - it’s coming? I counsel other homeschooled high school students and am trying to get a good feel of the application progression for the NC & SC public universities. Any input or past experience would be appreciated.

@feenicks same email received. I dont think it is any hint of anything.

@feenicks My son is out of state and received the same email. I’d love to think it has any meaning, my guess is that all applicants received.

Yes recd the same email and also another one today with Happy Holidays…

I called the admissions office to ask, the emails mean nothing pertaining to admissions decisions. They just want students to be aware of the research opportunities.

we love it when carolina sends really nice emails to applicants that literally mean nothing

Take it with a grain of salt but I applied EA and didn’t receive an email(s), and I’m OOS with pretty decent stats…so maybe it does mean something for those who did receive additional emails? Good luck!

Emails don’t mean a thing. Many received them last year and weren’t admitted and vice versa. UNC always sends them randomly

Really nervous… I keep coming across these threads with nearly perfect OOS applicants rejected EA :/. Any current OOS students here to reassure me?

Doesn’t it seem like a strange policy to randomly send extra (falsely encouraging) emails to some applicants and not others? I understand they don’t “mean” anything but if you send them - shouldn’t you send them to everyone?

@stuckinthefuture You’ve got to rid yourself of this notion that especially for a college like UNC, there’s a “perfect applicant,” especially OOS. UNC makes its decisions based on multiple factors so much of the profiles for accepted students won’t be identical. This leads many objectively rather qualified students to receive rejection letters. Simply relax and wait until the decisions are out. Wasting energy over determining whether you believe you will be admitted is extremely futile.

@Tuxurd2 I’m sure they mean to send them to everyone, a multitude of issues probably arise on the technological side of things and for some reason they don’t end up reaching their intended destination.

@stuckinthefuture OOS applicant here, don’t worry about having stuff like perfect stats! Stuff like ECs and essays matter way more. If it’s any reassurance, I got good news back from a T10 school with a 30 ACT and no AP tests lol

On the topic of emails, I believe UNC does occasionally send likely letters. I received an email from an admissions officer mid-November mentioning personal details from my application.

I’m an OOS applicant and I’m freaking out!! Really hoping UVA and UNC aren’t the same day in January!