Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Transfer to Teal Guide- Stephanie

When I was a senior in high school I was honestly scared to look into the future and had no idea what I wanted to do when I graduated so I decided that I would just go to the community college in my town first, and then transfer to a four year university after two years. I wasn’t ready to go to a four year university right after graduating high school so I’m very glad I decided to transfer after earning an Associate’s Degree from a two year college. It may not be the path that works for everyone and that’s okay; it just happened to be right for me. I honestly always had the idea of coming to UNCW in the back of my mind while I was in high school but wasn’t ever sure that I could actually go through with it so I never thought much of it. However, that all changed once I drove by the campus for the first time. I’ve always come to the Wilmington area for vacation with my family ever since I was in middle school but I never actually saw UNCW’s campus until the summer of 2011 and that was when I knew that UNCW was exactly where I wanted to go.
I started doing my research about the transfer process right away after getting home from vacation, sent in my application in the winter, got accepted, got a tour of UNCW in February of 2012, and made my official decision to attend UNCW within a week of taking the campus tour. I always knew with everything in me that Wilmington was where I was supposed to go and after a year here I still have no doubt that I’m exactly where I’m meant to be. I started getting involved with a couple of organizations within a month of my first semester here and cannot believe how much more I am involved in only a year. There are so many opportunities to get involved at UNCW, I’ve met so many incredible people, and have gained so many amazing experiences here. The campus is absolutely beautiful and everyone here is just so welcoming. The atmosphere is so friendly, upbeat, and inviting. Some days when I’m walking around on campus I honestly can’t help but smile just because of that fact that I get to go to UNCW since it was my dream to come here. I just love this school so much and couldn’t imagine being anywhere else!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Soaring Seahawk!

How high can a Seahawk go? All the way to 5,269 feet!! Pictured is Nicholas Milligan atop Mount Katahdin, showing his UNCW pride by sporting his T-shirt. Nicholas decided to take on the exciting and daunting challenge of hiking part of the Appalachian Trail (AT) before beginning his studies as a freshman in January 2014.

His parents, Don and Lindy, state, "He is having an amazing hike and is experiencing so much of what life and nature have to offer, as well as many challenges and struggles along the way." Nicholas is from Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Katadhin is the northern terminus of the AT; Mount Katahdin is the highest mountain in Maine. Nicholas has already logged 1,229 miles and has 958 to go.

We support Nicholas in this amazing endeavor and look forward to welcoming him to the UNCW community soon!


The University of North Carolina Wilmington is extending its Early Action application deadline for first-year students to Friday, November 8, 2013 at 11:59 P.M. EST.  This extension is in recognition of the technical difficulties for those utilizing the Common Application. Please note that all Early Action applicants will receive the same consideration regardless of the type of application used.  We intend to maintain our original schedule to notify students of their Early Action decisions on or around January 20th.

Please feel free to contact the UNCW Office of Admission if you have any questions.  We are happy to assist in any way we can.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Color Me Rad @UNCW!

In the midst of a busy travel season and both the Freshman Early Action deadline for Fall 2014 and the Spring 2014 Transfer application deadline, a few of our Admissions Office staff members embraced the "rad" this past weekend as "Color Me Rad" took over the UNCW campus to benefit student-athlete scholarships and the Seahawk Club.

Here is what freshman counselor Jessie had to say about the event:

   "The race was AMAZING, the energy from the student volunteers was awesome and it didn't even bother me when I took a pink color bomb to the face that has left me with a pink highlight still in my hair that doesn't seem to want to come out."

and Operations staff member Linda:

   "I had a great experience.  There were so many people there dressed in costumes- I even ran into some of my former Running buddies. 
     Everyone was so happy and friendly.  What a great day it was! 
When it started to rain I thought OMG this powder is going to become a mess.  However the sun finally came out and it was a perfect day.  The volunteers that threw the color were wonderful.  They actually tried to avoid getting it in your mouth. 
All in all it was FUN FUN FUN.
When I got home it did take a while to get all the color off my skin, but I have to say the only color that  did not come out of my clothing was PINK.  Love it!

Transfer to Teal Guide Reflection....

Hello Seahawks (and #FutureSeahawks),

Dance team is going great! I am looking forward going to Murrayville Elementary school with the dance team this week. We are performing for the little kids at their fall carnival. Our first basketball game is also coming up in a few weeks. We are learning a few new dances too (one to a Justin Timberlake song). I love being on the UNCW Dance Team. Great experience and a lot of fun!! Go HAWKS!!


Friday, October 11, 2013

Transfer Tour Kudos!

Our Transfer to Teal Guides led great tours this past Saturday- here are some kudos received by one of the attendees:

“I also wanted to mention my impressions of the Transfer to Teal tour and the UNCW environment.  Tour Guides Anna and Stephanie were very professional and contributed a sense of personality that I would like to experience at UNCW.”

“Thank you for your time and we enjoyed the tour!”

If you would like to experience UNCW’s campus navigated by current Seahawk transfer students, sign-up today!

Can’t make it for a scheduled campus tour but would still like to explore campus on your own? Download our app!

Can’t make it to campus but would like to “experience” UNCW’s campus? Take our Virtual Tour!


This is updated information for those students who have applied to UNCW using the Common Application:

We have not been able to download the applications received through the Common App, and are aware that the organization is working to remedy the issues. Any student experiencing these issues will still be evaluated during the Early Action period, if requested, and will not be penalized.

Concerning applications successfully submitted, at this time, some schools, including UNCW, are unable to download the applications so we are unable to confirm receipt.

Other issues have surfaced as well, regarding submission of transcripts and recommendation letters, so be aware of problems in those areas.

For those students who have received a confirmation from Common App that your application was submitted, we request that the student not re-submit an application through any other UNCW application. If however, the student has not applied through any method, two other applications are available.

We are hopeful that the Common App will be able to resolve these issues quickly.