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!