UNC Class of 2023 EA Discussion Thread

Decisions were released that last Friday of January last year with excel, honors, and scholarships released the following Sunday and Monday so I’m betting they’ll follow similar schedules

I’m curious about the general stats engineering applicants have for UNC, since Biomedical Engineering is the only discipline there. I live out of state, and my school is rather different in which we don’t have class rank, GPA’s, or AP classes. I got a 1360 on my SAT, have tripled/quadrupled in advanced STEM classes the past two years each semester, and have an estimated unweighted GPA of a 3.7 based on using a GPA calculator (which I’m not 100% sure is accurate). I am also participating in a two-summer Biochemistry internship at Johns Hopkins University, Co-Lead Model UN, and am Project Manager of my school robotics team (two years on the team). I know my stats may be a bit below the standard for UNC, and this school is a reach on my list, but I’m curious if my other contributing factors help in likelihood for admission to the biomedical engineering major.

did any alumni child also receive that letter in the mail yesterday

Does anyone know how to withdraw their application? My daughter was accepted into her ED school last week, however, we cannot find anything on the UNC portal where to withdraw the application, whereas other schools all have a link to directly withdraw. She had applied EA. If no link, should she just send an email to admissions? This is the last school left to withdraw from since we haven’t been able to find this info.

If you can’t find anything online , I would email or cal admissions

Is there a way to submit midyear grades?I applied EA but already have midyear back and they are good. Wondering fi and how to submit them?

@Tuxrd2 There’s no way to submit mid year grades EA unless you’re deferred. They’re not necessary to make a decision.

Is there a chance that UNC decisions will be released before the end of January? For other schools in the UNC system such as UNCC and UNCW, decisions have been released earlier than the dates listed on their sites.

Hi everyone. Has anyone seen anything about EA applicants uploading a midyear report? I figured it would be a good idea to share them since my grades were strong and decisions won’t be released for about a month. I hadn’t seen anything mentioning a required midyear report, but I wanted to reach out and see if anyone knew. Thanks.

@alektimm Just answered that. There is no way to submit midyear grades EA unless you are deferred and given an RD decision. By now they’ve made a good bit of decisions already and it would be unfair and rather pointless to allow applicants to supplement their respective apps.

@blazinamazin2023 If the schedule follows same as last year, decisions should be released the last Friday of January. This has been the same format in years past.

@Pastpower Thank you for the info! Do you have any clue why decisions have been released that way?

@blazinamazin2023 No clue, it’s just what they’ve always rolled with every year.

Several people have mentioned uploading mid-year grades ONLY if you are deferred. However, I thought UNC doesn’t do deferred anymore for EA applicants. I thought you are either accepted, denied, or waitlisted? Just making sure I’m understanding possible outcomes at end of January.

Yes, I just double checked the website and they do not defer early action applicants. Either you’re accepted , denied, or waitlisted now. They started doing this because of how many applicants they receive. I guess it is kinder and you move on.

Any ideas on how no long deferring applicants might impact the EA acceptance rate?

Realistically, with UNC, a waitlist is really a “no” based on stats…especially for OOS kids. Based on their own graph/stats, over the years, less than 15-20 people have ever made it off the waitlist and onto campus. Most who are accepted seem to attend. They encourage waitlist kids to accept another offer and pay your deposit. You don’t find out if you are off the waitlist until June. Good luck everyone, especially OOS kids. Not many spots and so many apps.

The website said they stopped offering deferred status to EA applicants because they receive so many applications for RD and they were able to offer fewer and fewer spots in March to those that were deferred. Instead, they offer EA and RD a chance for waitlist if not rejected or accepted. There is no preference to EA applicants or ranking with waitlist.

Does anyone know more or less what day decisions are released?

@rafagirl2001 - see post #46 above