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UNC 2023 EA Waitlist INSTATE

This thread is for anyone that got waitlisted in-state or anyone who got waitlisted in general. I just want to say that while I am grateful to at least still have a chance.. admissions this year must be crazy. While plenty of qualified people are getting in, I see plenty of qualified people are getting waitlisted/rejected (on the forums) as well.

Stats:
Ethnicity: Asian male
SAT: 1360
GPA: 4.4 W
Took 7 APs and lots of dual enrollment courses at community college
Church Youth Group President/Praise Band Leader; played varsity soccer and tennis; National Honor Society; Key Club; TSA
Good essays and decent teacher recommendations

Just want to point out that I think my class rank/GPA was the weakest part of my app. I was just outside top 10%

Please comment below .. just want to see what those who are waitlisted feel
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  • brawlingsbrawlings 2 replies0 threads New Member
    Waitlisted 4.2 GPA
    32 act combine 34 in English
    1380 sat
    Band leadership all 4 years
    8 ap classes pa scholar award
    500 hours volunteer
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  • collegecuriostycollegecuriosty 16 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Waitlisted:
    In State
    4.35 W GPA
    SAT(sucks I know, but I am a bad test taker): 1210
    Started a club
    Multiple AP's and Dual Enrollment
    AMAING AMAZING LETTERS OF recommendation
    Dream School, disappointed, but not surprised.
    Lot's of EC and a part time job doing school
    200 hours of community service
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  • EsselEssel 230 replies7 threads Junior Member
    edited January 2019
    I read on one of the posts, that some 800+ students got accepted from the waitlist last year- that’s not accurate. 800+ IS students opted to STAY on the waitlist. 13 of those were offered admission, and it’s random. If you do intend to stay on the waitlist, remember to confirm the same. Good Luck!
    edited January 2019
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  • sml170sml170 2 replies0 threads New Member
    Does anyone know the number of IS students waitlisted early action?
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  • xannyphantomxannyphantom 20 replies2 threads Junior Member
    @sml170 been wondering the same thing did you get waitlisted as well?
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  • Waiting4acallWaiting4acall 10 replies0 threads New Member
    My son was waitlisted as well:

    4.29 GPA (3.87 unweighted)
    1370 sat
    4/34 class rank
    Sports all 4 years
    NHS
    8 ap classes -AP scholar with honors Junior year
    4 CC classes with a 4.0
    100 hours Volunteer

    His school doesn't offer many AP classes so he is supplementing with community college. Not many honors elective options either.

    He is frustrated because 2 kids got in from his school with SAT's in the 1100 range and weighted GPA's below 4.0.

    After a conversation with UNC Admissions, he is moving on. The likelihood of getting in is very slim. They encouraged him to look at transferring from the local community college or picking another college.
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  • EsselEssel 230 replies7 threads Junior Member
    A neighbor’s daughter (at UNC) heard that over 4000 students were waitlisted this year!
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  • SkyeRider20SkyeRider20 9 replies0 threads New Member
    My waitlisted son's MyCarolina portal just changed. His Admission Decision link, which led to the waitlist letter is now gone, with only the "Thank you for applying to Carolina." message that was there in the hours before the EA decisions were put out. Anyone else have this happen? Any idea what it means?
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  • Mcunn226Mcunn226 267 replies9 threads Junior Member
  • SkyeRider20SkyeRider20 9 replies0 threads New Member
    It says that the EA application is started and submitted. The application checklist has reappeared on his MyCarolina portal, and I think it was gone before the new message appeared. My son has written to admissions to make sure this doesn't mean he lost his spot on the waitlist. He clicked to accept his spot immediately upon receiving his waitlist letter, so we want to make sure there is no mistake about that.
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  • calvarocalvaro 1 replies0 threads New Member
    Same is true for my daughter as well. Her portal is as you described. She also accepted her spot on the waitlist right away.
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  • SkyeRider20SkyeRider20 9 replies0 threads New Member
    Okay, I guess I feel a little better then. Maybe they are trying to make room on the servers for the onslaught when they release RD decisions later this month. I guess it doesn't mean anything then.
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  • adboutadbout 16 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Anyone know how UNC notifies applicants if they are accepted off the waitlist? Will they call or email?
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  • Dreamer2023Dreamer2023 44 replies1 threads Junior Member
    And does anyone know when they will start releasing waitlist decisions?
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  • Dreamer2023Dreamer2023 44 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @SkyeRider20 Hi I have the same issue and only just realized it. May I know if your son has gotten a reply from UNC to confirm that he's still on the waitlist?
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  • chapelthrill23chapelthrill23 2 replies1 threads New Member
    they have already started accepting students off the waitlist
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  • Dreamer2023Dreamer2023 44 replies1 threads Junior Member
    edited March 2019
    @chapelthrill23 Really??!! Are they sending emails or updating the portals??? There's still only the line "Thank you for applying to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill." in my portal... :neutral:
    edited March 2019
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  • YoMamaDankYoMamaDank 1 replies1 threads New Member
    Ikr same!
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  • adboutadbout 16 replies2 threads Junior Member
    @chapelthrill23 are you sure? It specifically says on their website that UNC does not offer admission to students from the waitlist until after May 1st...
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