Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Senior Schedule Changes

As students move deeper into their senior year and they begin to receive admissions decision back from UNCW we often receive phone calls from both the high schools and the students regarding schedule changes. UNCW would like to deliver a consistent message before your second semester begins about senior schedule changes.

We wish that we could tell you that it doesn’t matter to UNCW when a student drops a class scheduled for spring, but unfortunately, it does. Because the competition for admission is so fierce, an applicant’s program, both current and planned, plays a significant role in an admission decision. Our response to students and guidance counselors asking to drop a course is always “no” unless the student plans on replacing the course with one that is greater in rigor (an AP or IB, for example). As you might guess, it would be grossly unfair to applicants denied admission based on a weaker schedule, to allow those already admitted to make changes.

We hope this rationale makes sense as you enter into your spring semester. Please feel free to contact our office should you have any questions.

Early Action Decisions

The UNCW Office of Admissions has been busy reading Early Action applications and making decisions. Some students have begun to receive admissions but we have many more to continue to send out. Please keep in mind that if you have not received your admissions decision, and your application is complete and ready for review, you will receive your admissions decision on or around January 20th by US Mail. Please log onto your SeaLevel account to check the status of your application.

If you have received a letter admit to UNCW, congratulations! You should have received a Teal Ticket in your admission packet that will help outline the steps you should be taking next. You might also find the Admitted Student? What Next? website helpful.

If you have received a letter of deferral from UNCW, we have given you an opportunity to have the admissions committee reevaluate your application. We will be considering any new test scores or transcript updates that you send in. We will mail a final decision notification letter no later than April 1, 2010. We encourage you to refer to the Frequently Asked Questions sheet that was enclosed in your letter from UNCW.

If you have received a letter of rejection from UNCW, unfortunately your application did not quite meet all of the criteria the admissions committee set forth for the entering class of 2010. Once an admissions decision has been made, it is final and students do not have the ability to reapply in the Regular Decision round. If you still find UNCW as one of your top choices we encourage you to explore the transfer process a year from now after you have gained educational experience at another institution. Please visit the Transfer Admissions website for more information.

If you still have any lingering questions once you have reviewed ALL of the information in your packet from UNCW, then we welcome your phone calls and emails. Our contact information can be found here.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Can't Visit Campus?

If you are having trouble finding time to make the trip to Wilmington, its OK! Head to the following website and check out our YOUniversity campus video. This video will give you an insiders look at the Wilmington area and the University of North Carolina Wilmington.