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 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!