Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Holidays from the Admissions Office!

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students of UNCW, the Admissions team wishes you the best this holiday season.  From our family to yours, we hope you find happiness and joy amongst those closest to you, and we hope that you have a safe and healthy New Year.  We look forward to seeing you in 2011!

Again, Happy Holidays, and GO SEAHAWKS!!!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

The NY Times features Wilmington, NC in Travel

Take a quick look at Wilmington from the eye of the NY Times.  The Travel feature: Wilmington, NC: Coolness Heats Up is accompanied by some great photographs and descriptions of our very own downtown area.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

UNCW Trustees approve 2011-12 tuition rates

The UNC Wilmington Board of Trustees met yesterday and approved an increase in tuition and fees for the 2011-2012 academic year.  The Board took advantage of the UNC Board of Governor's 6.5 percent "cap" on tuition, and when combined with an already established 2.46 percent increase in fees and other changes, it is projected that total student costs will increase by 3.8 percent next year.

The increases were approved in attempts to combat a dire economic situation in the state of North Carolina, following Governor Bev Purdue's announcement of state budget reductions earlier this year.  The rise in tuition and fees was stated by Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo as a way "to move forward during these challenging economic times and provide our students with the most powerful learning experience possible." 

The added $3.8 million in revenue will allow UNCW to maintain 21 faculty positions and offer 128 additional course sections, as well as aid areas critical to the student experience such as the the Library, Technology Support, and Financial Aid.

Click on the link below to see the full article.


Friday, December 10, 2010

Important information from Admissions!

The UNCW Office of Admissions has been busy reading Early Action applications and making decisions. Some students have begun to receive decisions but we have many more to review and send out. Please keep in mind that as long as 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? 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, 2011. 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 2011. Students do not have the ability to reapply in the Regular Decision round, but if UNCW remains 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 questions once you have reviewed all of the information in your decision packet, then we welcome your phone calls and emails. Our contact information can be found here.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Seniors: Scholarships & Financial Aid

Whether or not you have received an admissions decision from UNCW, now is the time to begin applying for all types of scholarhips.  The main UNCW Scholarship Application is up and running!

The application will stay open until April 1, 2011. Scholarships may be awarded on a first come, first serve basis so be sure to apply early. This application is for approximately 75 scholarships awarded from the Offices of Undergraduate Admissions as well as Scholarships and Financial Aid. Some scholarships are renewable and may not be available until the current recipient graduates or no longer meets the criteria for the scholarship. These scholarships are very competitive. We receive over 700 applications a year for approximately 75 scholarships awarded.

If you are interested in scholarships that require financial need, you should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA needs to be completed by March 1, 2011 and demonstrate financial need for consideration for the need-based scholarships.

All applicants will be notified whether or not they have been selected. An e-mail will be sent to the e-mail listed on the scholarship application. Notifications will be sent out no later than April 25, 2011.

Friday, December 3, 2010

UNCW Chancellor Search Committee updates

The UNCW Chancellor Search Committee held several public forums yesterday.  The forums were established in order to gain valuable public insight into the search for a successor to Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, who recently announced she will retire June 30, 2011.  Parker Executive Search firm, named as the committee's valuable partner in the search for the new chancellor, was in attendance as well.  Both parties agreed early on that public ideas on the qualities our new chancellor should possess is critical information in identifying potential candidates.  Five open forums were held throughout the day yesterday; one for UNCW students, one for UNCW faculty and staff, and three for the local Cape Fear region.

The Search Committee also launched an extensive website detailing information on its members and the Parker Executive Search firm.  It will also provide updates throughout the year, and contains an area for input and feedback as well as a great institutional profile of UNCW itself!

Click on the link to visit the Search Committee's website!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

From our Seahawk family to yours, we wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!  We have so much to be thankful for here at UNCW; the ability to offer great academic programs to our students, our inspiring faculty and staff, and our beautiful campus environment and community, to name a few.  We hope you have as many things in your life to be thankful for as we do, and we wish you the best as we start the holiday season!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

WagsGiving... A UNCW Tradition

Even though the temperatures at UNCW are still reaching 60 degrees everyday this week, students are gearing up for their upcoming holiday break.  In order to make it to the Thanksgiving Holiday UNCW students must survive another round of exams, finish up the last of their papers... but it is all worth it when they hear that the dinner menu after a long day of school work is the highly anticipated WagsGiving!  WagsGiving is a UNCW tradition where the UNCW campus dining services treat the students to a feast full of all of their favorites: turkey, sweet potato pie, macaroni & cheese and too many side dishes to fit on one plate.

The pictures below are from the 2010 WagsGiving on Tuesday where students lined up hours before anticipating the wonderful dinner with their fellow Seahawks!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Extended Live Chat Hours!

Bonus Text Chats November 8th & 9th from 4 PM to 9 PM Eastern

Due to overwhelming demand, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington will be available for bonus live text chat at CollegeWeekLive. Here's how to meet us:

  • Sign up for free at Collegeweeklive.com
  • Login November 8th and 9th from 4PM to 9PM Eastern time
  • Use the Booth Index in the lower left of the screen to locate and click on our school name.  You will be brought to our virtual booth
  • Click on "Live Chat"
University of North Carolina at Wilmington admissions reps will be ready to answer questions on applications, financial aid, campus life, and more!

We look forward to meeting you!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Live Chat with UNCW Admissions!

You are invited to chat with admissions representatives from UNCW at CollegeWeekLive FALL, the free online college fair, November 3 & 4 from 9 AM to 10 PM Eastern.
Chat live with us in our virtual booth that includes links, financial aid information, brochures, and more. It’s easy to attend from any computer and it’s free!

Sign Up For Free Today! We look forward to meeting you.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Early Action Deadline Day!

Don't forget today is the deadline for Early Action applications!  If you hit submit on your application or it is postmarked by today you will be considered an Early Action applicant.  Supplemental application items such as your transcript or your letter of recommendation can follow by mail over the next week or so to help complete your application.

Please continue to check the status of your application by logging onto your SeaLevel account.  Feel free to contact us should you have any questions or concerns.  admissions@uncw.edu

Friday, October 29, 2010

Academic Highlights: The Film Studies Department

Wilmington, NC is the third-largest film production center in the United States, which is home to EUE/Screen Gems Studios, the largest film studio outside of Hollywood.  The Film Studies Department is a vital link between UNCW and the local professional film community. The department draws upon film professionals to teach courses in various aspects of film production. As part of the department’s Moviemakers Series, local and visiting filmmakers also make presentations and lead workshops on various aspects of independent and industry film production. The department fosters ties to the local film community through internships that provide students with opportunities to learn about film making by working on film productions and in various film-related enterprises.

The video above briefly highlights the UNCW Film Studies program.  We hope that you will explore the Academics website to find out more information about this major area of study.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Academic Highlights: Watson School of Education

The Watson School of Education offers 42 educator preparation programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as programs for teacher licensure.  UNCW's Watson School has been rated "exemplary" by the State Board of Education. Only seven out of 47 North Carolina teacher education programs received this honor. Our passing rate on the Praxis II Special Area Tests required for licensure is 98 percent. In 2006, the Watson School received the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, which honors leadership and innovation in teacher education.

The video above gives you a brief look at the Watson School of Education at UNCW. We encourage you to visit the Academics homepage to learn more about how becoming a teacher with UNCW might be the best choice for you!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Midnight Madness Signals Start of Basketball Season

Midnight Madness is the official kickoff to the 2010-2011 basketball season for both the UNCW men's and women's teams. 

This year, Seahawks unveiled their men's and women's basketball squads as well as new head coaches, Buzz Peterson and Cynthia Cooper-Dyke.The UNCW Cheerleaders, Pep Band, Drum Line and fans came out to support the start to what we anticapate to be a great season.  The pictures below are a few highlights from the nights events.

Follw all of the UNCW Seahawk sports this season at UNCWsports.com

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Have you been to Wilmington, NC?

Visiting campus continues to be the best way to get to know any institution.  The Wilmington area has embraced the UNCW campus and allows endless opportunities for students to explore and be involved in the community.  The video below gives you a small glimpse into Wilmington, NC!

By loging into your SeaLevel account your can register to visit the UNCW campus and experience all that the Wilmington area has to offer.  Campus tours are given daily by our student tour guides and more information can be found on the Visit UNCW website.

October SAT & ACT

For those students who have taken the October SAT or who will take the October ACT you can still apply for the Early Action Deadline!  The Early Action Deadline for UNCW is November 1 and those October standardized test scores typically arrive in mid November.  When completing your application please list that you have taken or will take a test in October and we will be sure to wait for those scores when reviewing your application. 

Remember you can login to you SeaLevel account to see if UNCW has received your test scores and to check the status of your application.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Forbes Ranks UNCW!

UNCW has been included in Forbe's prestigious publication "America's Best Colleges" 2011 Edition! The publication reviews schools all across the country through a wide variety of criteria.  Most importantly, however, is the fact that one of the main criteria institutions are evaluated on is the power of the student experience, and Forbe's obtains this information from the students of the schools themselves.  Thank you so much to our students, who enjoy this wonderful community so much and so adamantly believe in the unique experience we provide, because without you we would have never received such an esteemed accolade!

Only 9% of all the 6,600 institutions in the country pass evaluation by Forbes before even being considered for review into this publication.  Within that 9%, or only 610 schools, UNCW ranks 311!  This also ranks UNCW 7th among all public and private universities in North Carolina, and second only to UNC-Chapel Hill within the UNC System.  Click on the link to read the full article!  Forbes magazine

Thank you again to our students for their unwavering support! We look forward to entering another promising academic year with you! 

Go Seahawks!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Seahawk Saturday Registration is now OPEN!!!

Seahawk Saturday, our fall open house, will be taking place on Saturday, September 25th, 2010! Registration is for prospective high school seniors only, and is now open. You can register via your SeaLevel account. If you already have an account, check your list of invitations to make sure you have been invited! If you do not have a SeaLevel account, click here SeaLevel sign in to create one! You will receive an invitation shortly after creating your account.

We look forward to seeing you at Seahawk Saturday!

Go Seahawks!

Friday, August 6, 2010

UNCW students and professors team up to study the N.C Coast!

A team of students and professors, including Dr. Lawerence Cahoon and Dr. Thomas E. Lankford from the Department of Biology and Marine Biology, have received $6,000 from the N.C Sea Grant to study six beaches along the North Carolina coastline!
The research, requested by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, will be used to provide data on our coastal environment under normal, natural conditions, as a basis for future comparison if oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico, or from anywhere else, were ever to reach our shores.
Click on the link to see more about how these students and professors are working together in this amazing opportunity!


Thursday, August 5, 2010

UNCW's 2011-2012 Application for Admission is Now Available!

The application for admission for all student types for 2011-2012 is now OPEN! UNC Wilmington encourages the use of our electronic application through SeaLevel.

UNCW's 2011-2012 Application for Admission will utilize your existing SeaLevel account. If you do not yet have a SeaLevel account, click the link above to create an account and apply online today! Students may also download our paper application for Freshman Admission by clicking here

Please mail all paper applications to:
UNCW Office of Admissions
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC  28403-5904
For questions or further information, please contact the UNCW Office of Admissions at 910.962.3243 or admissions@uncw.edu. 

Monday, August 2, 2010

New Admissions Counselor

Hello Seahawk Nation,

My name is Tom Tascone, and I am the new Freshman Admissions Coordinator for the Office of Admissions!  I just wanted to take some time to introduce myself to you all this morning, and let you know how excited I am to be a part of this wonderful community!

I was born and raised in the great state of New York, in a busy little town called Massapequa Park.  From an early age I developed a great interest in all things Marine Biology, and upon high school graduation I was ready to move down to North Carolina and begin my undergraduate education at UNCW!

The world was my oyster, and while I did receive my Bachelor's degree in Marine Biology, I fell in love with the great campus atmosphere UNCW had to offer and, through my campus involvement, developed an equally passionate interest in higher education and student affairs.  And, as they say, the rest is history!

My passions are helping others, making a difference, and overall, leaving every place I encounter in life better than I found it, and so I welcome all of you to contact me at any time, for anything admissions related as well as anything else you may need.  I am assigned regionally to the high schools in the western part of North Carolina, but I hold an open-door policy to anyone willing to knock! I'll look forward to hearing from you!

In the words of a great mentor of mine, have a great day, unless you've made other plans!


Tom Tascone
First Year Admission Coordinator
UNCW Class of 2008

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

UNCW iTour App for iPhone

With the flick of a finger, users can access information about upcoming campus activities, university news and events and view UNCW YouTube videos through the UNCW iTour Application. UNCW iTour provides easy access to information resources at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. This free iPhone 3.0 application provides a number of services for the campus and the community. 

To download the UNCW iTour iPhone application, simply search for "UNCW" on Apple's iTune's App Store.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Attention New Seahawks: Final Grades Due!

It is necessary that UNCW receives a copy of your final high school transcript showing all senior grades. The transcript must verify the actual graduation date, not the expected graduation date. UNCW also requires official sealed documentation of any advanced credit you may be eligible for. This includes: community college or university-level coursework completed while in high school, AP credit, and IB credit.

Final high school transcript and advanced credit report/transcripts should be sent to UNCW as soon as possible at the following address:

UNCW Office of Admissions

601 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403-5904

For further information, please refer to your Teal Ticket (Step 16).

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

UNCW Office of Admissions Summer Hours & Tours

UNCW is currently operating on our summer hour schedule and the university will be open Monday-Thursday from 7:30am-5pm and Friday from 7:30am-11:30am. These hours run from May 10, 2010 thru August 6, 2010.

Tours are offered when classes are in session; tours are not offered on holidays and when classes are not in session (student breaks, intersessions in Summer School, etc.). If a date is not available, you will not be able to select it when signing up via SeaLevel. Tours are offered Monday & Wednesday at 10am & 2pm, Tuesday & Thursday at 11am & 2pm, and Fridays at 10am. Campus tours will last approximately two hours. Your tour will begin with a 20-30 minute information session with an admission counselor, which serves as a brief overview and introduction to the university and an in-depth look at the admission process and requirements. A walking tour of campus will begin immediately after this information session and cover all academic and student life aspects of campus.

To register for a campus tour, login to your SeaLevel account and click on "Visit UNCW" on the navigation area on the left of your homepage. Then choose "Schedule a Tour" from the drop-down menu. Finally, select the date you will be joining us for your campus tour and input the required information. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail on file with your SeaLevel account confirming your visit.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.uncw.edu/admissions/visit.html.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

UNC Wilmington Ultimate Club Teams Compete in National College Championships May 28-31

The University of North Carolina Wilmington Ultimate Frisbee men's and women's clubs competed for a national title at the 2010 USA Ultimate College Championships May 28-31 in Madison, Wis. USA Ultimate is the national governing body for the sport of Ultimate in the United States.

More than 200 women's teams compete in the Ultimate leagues. UNCW has had a Club Ultimate team since 1988. The UNCW women's team, the Seaweed, went into the tournament play ranked sixth in the nation. They defeated UNC Chapel Hill's team at the Atlantic Coast College Open Regionals May 8-9 to advance to nationals. The win marks the second time in two years that the women's team has won the regional tournament on its way to national competition. The men's team, the Seamen, finished second in regional competition behind the University of Florida. As the runner-up, they went on to compete in Wisconsin.

Both the men's and women's teams have track records of tournament success. The UNCW women were Atlantic Coast Regional Champs and N.C. Sectional Champs in 2010. The men's team is ranked 19th in the nation and was the N.C. Sectional Champ in 2009 and Atlantic Coast Regional Runner-Up in 2010.

Monday, May 10, 2010

New UNCW Alumni

The 79th commencement exercises for UNCW took place on May 7-8 in Trask Coliseum.  An estimated 1,695 undergraduate and 265 graduate students received degrees and joined the already 53,000 proud Seahawk Alumni.

New UNCW graduates have taken advantage of the UNCW Career Services Office while preparing for internships, writing resumes, searching for jobs, and interviewing with potential employers.  The Career Services Office is a comprehensive career counseling and resource center dedicated to empowering students and alumni as active participants in their own career development. Through career exploration and experiential opportunities, students are motivated to expand their knowledge of themselves and the world of work in a dynamic global community.

Our newest UNCW alumni report that after graduation 80% have either entered a graduate program or found employment within five months.  We encourage you to read about some of these students who have been highlighted for their accomplishments upon graduation.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

UNCW Clock Tower History

Ten years ago, current Assistant Director of UNCW Presents and part-time faculty member Shane Fernando, as class president, led the campaign to raise funds for a 50-foot clock tower for the center of campus. Students, alumni, staff, faculty, the university and community members and businesses contributed to make this monumental task a reality; it remains the largest student organized gift project in the UNC-system.

The UNCW Millennium Clock Tower was dedicated and sounded for the first time at the senior celebration on May 12, 2000. The university's alma mater plays on the carillon each day at noon and 5 p.m. and the Westminster chimes toll on the hour. Today, the clock tower is a significant part of important institutional events such as the annual Trask Trek during freshman convocation and memorial programs of all sorts.

Click below for a multimedia gallery highlighting the UNCW Clock Tower.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Don't Forget to Sign Up for Orientation!

UNCW orientation is an exciting time for our new students and families. You will learn what you need to know to make a successful academic and personal adjustment to UNCW. Class registration, placement testing, and information about services provided to students are integral parts of learning about a new place and a new experience. Orientation is also a time for you to become more familiar with the campus and what we have to offer.   You will also meet some of your future classmates, friends, and faculty. Additionally, an orientation leader will assist you in finding your way around campus and meeting new people.

Registration is now open online... SIGN UP TODAY!

Monday, April 12, 2010

First Year Housing Options

Are you an accepted student still looking for the perfect place to live next year at UNCW?  Take a look at the UNCW Housing and Residence Life Website.  There are floor plans and pictures of all of the residence hall that are currently available for incoming freshmen. 

Today, there are 45 residential buildings that include traditional residence halls, residence suites, and apartments. Collectively, these buildings house over 4,100 students representing nearly 40% of the undergraduate population. Although UNCW does not require any students to live on campus, almost 95% of UNCW freshmen choose to stay on campus their first year.
Feel free to contact the Housing and Residence Life with any questions you might have about what it is like to live on campus: housing@uncw.edu.

AP Credit by Examination

An entering freshman may receive semester hour credits based on Advanced Placement Examination. These examinations are taken prior to the student's high school graduation. Information on this examination program may be obtained from the high school counselor. High school students who take Advanced Placement Examinations should have test scores sent to the University of North Carolina Wilmington Registrar's Office for placement and credit evaluation.  Please head to the UNCW Registrar's website for more information on what scores correlate to the UNCW class. 

Monday, April 5, 2010

UNCW Summer School

For students willing to dive in intellectually, the University of North Carolina offers a perfect environment for learning and living, one that is dynamic, demanding and engaging.

Some advantages which Summer Sessions provide are: the ability to complete a full semester of coursework in a shorter span of time; the opportunity to reduce course load in the upcoming semesters; and a jump start for new students to obtaining a degree.  Students may earn a maximum of eight semester hours of credit per summer session!

Summer Session 1: May 13-June 15, 2010
Summer Session 2: June 23-July 23, 2010

If you are a newly admitted student you can email the UNCW Office of Admissions at admissions@uncw.edu and request that your application be moved to the second Summer Session.  New students must attend Orientation prior to attending classes at UNCW, and Summer Session 2 would be the earliest they can begin at UNCW.

To learn more about Summer School at UNCW, please visit their website: Summer School 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

UNCW Scientists take rare right whale photographs

On March 20, 2010, a right whale was observed giving birth off Jacksonville, Florida during aerial surveys conducted jointly by UNC Wilmington and Duke University. The aerial survey team observed a large, single right whale for 27 minutes prior to the appearance of the new born calf. The calf appeared at the surface after the adult had remained submerged, out of view, for several minutes. The team continued observations for approximately 19 minutes before leaving the site and returning to land.
Read more about this rare, endangered right whale birth on Star News Online

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

First Year Spring Admit Information

Each year UNCW becomes increasingly selective, and we are unable to enroll all the talented students we want for the fall semester.  During the application process, we identify students who meet most of the criteria in UNCW's academic profile and who possess the leadership skills and academic preparation that will make them successful at UNCW's rigorous academic environment.  For this reason, we make an official offer of admission to the university as a First-Year Spring Admit (FYSA).

The FYSA group will receive academic advising over the summer should the student choose to enroll in a community college during the fall semester.  For more information on our academic advising, run through UNCW's University College, please visit the following website:  University College- FYSA Information

Admissions Decisions

After reading more than 10,000 applications from students all over North Carolina, the United States and a variety of Countries... admissions decision are on their way out!  The posted notification date for UNCW's Regular Decision Deadline is April 1, 2010 so students should be hearing back if they haven't already.  If you received a Defer decision in the Early Action round, your final admissions decision will be included in this group of admissions decisions as well.

If you have questions regarding your admissions decision, feel free to email our office at admissions@uncw.edu and we will be more than happy to explain more about our process this year.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Class Registration Advice

Many of the high school sophomores and juniors are preparing or are in the midst of signing up for their next years course load.  As you plan your schedule, the UNCW Admissions Office would like to offer a few words of advice...
  • Take a more academically challenging course load then you did the year before.  UNCW wants to see that the rigor in your schedule is increasing as you move through high school.
  • When you are considering an AP or an Honors course, chose to take them in the subjects that you know you will be successful in.  It is not the quantity of AP but rather the quality that you produce that we are interested in.  If you enjoy and do well in an English and History class, consider an AP in those.  If you know that Math is not your strongest subject, do not try struggle through an AP all year long, maybe an Honors is where you are best suited.
  • Begin to take SAT and ACT (with writing) tests now.  Before you get into your senior year is when you have the most time to take practice tests and perfect your skills.  UNCW suggests that you use the score choice option when available for standardized tests. This will allow all of your scores to come to you first for review before any college or university sees them.  Feel free to call UNCW for advice on which test score is best and/or how you should proceeded. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Snowy UNCW

This past weekend UNCW and the surrounding Wilmington area saw anywhere from 3-5 inches of snow.  Typicaly winter weather keeps UNCW students walking to class comfortably in 40 degree temperatures, but for two days they got to play in the snow!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mid-Atlantic/New England Adverse Weather Update

UNCW is well aware of the adverse weather conditions that have been impacting the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions of the country.

While the Regular Decision deadline was February 1, 2010, we are aware that receipt of many of your credentials may have been slowed due to the snowstorms. Be assured that UNCW will not penalize you in any way due to these circumstances, and our office will not make a decision on an application until it is complete and ready for review.

Please make every effort to submit all of your supporting documentation and credentials as soon as possible.

First Year Teal Ticket

Have you been admitted to UNCW as a freshmen for the fall 2010 year?  Still trying to figure out what happens next?  The Teal Ticket guidebook below has all of the information you will need to help make your transition into UNCW as easy as possible.  We also encourage you to refer to your Teal Ticket Checklist that was included in your acceptance package.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

UNCW Homecoming 2010!

UNCW's annual Homecoming "Still Rocking my Teal" brought out thousands of alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends this past weekend. Below are a few pictures from the weekends festivites.

Also check out the Port City Step Show multimedia gallery!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Summer School

Have you been admitted to UNCW?  Are you interested in spending your summer in Wilmington?  UNCW has now begun Summer School sign up, and more information can be found here.  New freshmen must attend an Orientation during Summer Session 1 and then can be eligible to begin class during Summer Session 2: June 23-July 23.
Email the UNCW Office of Admissions at admissions@uncw.edu to request that your application be moved to the Summer Session and accelerate your degree!

Just Juniors Visitation Days

The UNCW Just Juniors Visitation Days are held specifically for high school juniors interested in learning more about UNCW. This afternoon will introduce you to our campus and give you a first look at the admissions process and an overview of our academic departmets. The following dates have been set and registration information can be found here.

  • February 19, 2010 (Cameron School of Business)
  • March 19, 2010 (School of Nursing)
  • April 30, 2010 (Watson School of Education)

Visiting campus is always the best way for students to get a true feel for a university and its programs; we hope you will join us to experience UNCW!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

SAT & ACT Test Information

For those students that have either been Deferred Admission or are currently applying for admission through the Regular Decision round please take the following testing information into account:
  • The March SAT will be the last SAT that will be considered for all students. If you are taking the March SAT please let our office know your intentions as your scores will arrive to our office around the beginning of April. April 1 is the final notification date and these test scores could delay your admissions decision. Once again, if you plan on taking the March SAT, please inform our office as soon as possible.
  • The February ACT with Writing will be the last ACT test that the UNCW Office of Admissions will be able to consider. The April ACT should only be considered if your are currently a high school junior; these scores will NOT arrive in our office in time to be considered for the Fall 2010 application year.
  • Please check your SeaLevel account to see what test scores UNCW has on your application. If you have taken a standardized test and it is not listed on your SeaLevel account, we do not have it. You will need to contact College Board or ACT to have these scores sent in if you wish for them to be considered.

Regular Decision Deadline

The Regular Decision deadline is almost here!
Students wishing to be considered for admissions for the Fall 2010 must have their application submitted by February 1, 2010!

As long as your actual application with essay and application fee is submitted online, or postmarked before or on February 1, you will be considered for the Regular Decision deadline. All other materials (your transcripts, test scores, and letter of recommendation or counselor statement) may arrive after the deadline. Please remember that your application will not be complete and therefore we will be unable to review it until these materials arrive, so it is helpful if you send them in as soon as possible.