There have been many phone calls and emails to the Admissions office lately regarding how UNCW looks at changes in senior year schedules, and how it could affect your admission. We would like to take some time now to address our official policy regarding this matter.
Because admission to UNCW is so competitive, an applicant’s program, both current and planned, plays a significant role in an admission decision. We strongly urge you not to change your schedule. However, if your class schedule will change prior to receiving an admission decision, you and your guidance counselor must notify us in writing immediately. If you have received an admission decision from us and wish to make changes to your schedule, we reserve the right to reevaluate your application and issue a new decision. 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. If you would like to change your schedule and have already received an admission decision, please call our office to speak with a counselor regarding the change. Please keep in mind, however, that the response is always "no" unless you plan on replacing a course with one that is greater in rigor (and AP or IB, for example).
As well, students should submit mid-year grades as soon as they become available. Whether you were deferred from Early Action or just now applying for the first time as a Regular Decision applicant, these grades can help us better evaluate you when making an admission decision.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us any time at 910-962-3243, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.