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Monday October 18th

Admissions


DTH/Kristen Long

UNC considers halting use of paper applications

UNC is considering shredding the traditional paper application. At a meeting Tuesday, a group of faculty members and administrators who oversee admissions discussed ceasing the printing and distribution of the paper application, which could save the University about $60,000 a year.

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Schools waive fee to apply

To encourage first-generation and low-income high school seniors to apply to college, Gov. Bev Perdue has declared Nov. 16 to Nov. 20 “College Application Week.” Students with financial need will see lower application fees and extra assistance from college counselors. University administrators said they hope it will prompt a rise in applications and a more diverse applicant pool.

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UNC early applicants decrease

Fewer students applied to UNC by the Nov. 15 early action deadline than had applied to the University by this time last year, according to preliminary numbers from undergraduate admissions officials. UNC offered only two deadlines this year: the early action deadline, Nov. 15, and the regular deadline, Jan. 15. The binding early decision deadline of Oct. 15 was abolished with much fanfare last year and took effect for this fall’s applicant pool. Stephen Farmer, senior associate director of admissions, said 11,035 students applied early decision and early action to UNC last year.

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