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Offer of Admission Terms and Procedures

To reserve your place in the Fall 2017 entering class, you must submit to the law school's Office of Admissions the following:

  1. Your first, non-refundable seat deposit of $250.00. Please refer to your admissions materials for your first seat deposit deadline.  Payments by check should be made payable to the University of North Carolina School of Law. Major credit cards and ACH (direct debit from bank account) may be used to make online payments. Online payments are preferred.
  2. Your second, non-refundable seat deposit of $250.00, which is due by Friday, June 9, 2017.

Seat deposits can be paid online by visiting applynow.unc.edu/status. If your seat deposits are not received by the Office of Admissions by the due dates, then your offer of admission will expire, meaning that we will no longer hold a place for you in our Fall 2017 entering class. Your seat deposits will be applied toward your tuition and fees for Fall 2017. The Office of Admissions will send an e-mail confirmation once your seat deposits are received.

Official Transcript Requirement: Condition of Enrollment

Your offer of admission is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of your undergraduate education and receipt of a bachelor’s degree. Consequently, your degree granting college or university will need to submit to the Office of Admissions an official copy of your final transcript from your undergraduate institution. THE TRANSCRIPT MUST REFLECT THAT A BACCALAUREATE DEGREE WAS AWARDED TO YOU. If you are still in school when receiving this offer of admission, please wait until after your degree is reflected on your transcript to request it from your registrar. We must receive your official final undergraduate transcript by July 14, 2017.

Please note that any transcripts you submitted to the Law School Admissions Council for inclusion in your CAS report are insufficient to satisfy this transcript requirement. You will not be allowed to matriculate in the fall, if this transcript requirement is not satisfied—there are no exceptions to this policy. If you have any questions about the policy, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Transcripts should be sent to: UNC School of Law, Office of Admissions, 160 Ridge Road, CB 3380, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380. Official electronic transcripts can be sent to law_admissions@unc.edu.

Declining Your Offer of Admission: Written Notification

If you decide not to accept this offer of admission, please notify our Office of Admissions as soon as possible by e-mailing a written notification to law_admissions@unc.edu or by calling us directly at the Office of Admissions, 919.962.5109.

Continuing Obligation to Inform

Please be reminded that each entering student to The University of North Carolina School of Law has a continuing obligation and responsibility to notify the Office of Admissions of any and all changes to the information in his or her application—even subsequent to his or her admission to the School of Law. If there are changes in the answers to any question on your application, you should immediately notify the Office of Admissions in writing so that your application file can be updated.

Residency for Tuition Purposes

Every student will be classified as either a resident or a non-resident for tuition purposes. Your determined classification is indicated in your letter of admission and on the admission on-line status checker. If your legal residence has changed since you applied for admission or if it changes prior to your matriculation, you must promptly notify us in writing.

International students: To-DO LIST ITEMS

All non-resident aliens will be assigned To-Do List items in ConnectCarolina shortly after admission. The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS) will send you an email with instructions for how to complete the items. Please note that you’ll need both your ONYEN and your PID. Even if you do not need a Form I-20, you will need to log in to ConnectCarolina and answer the questions accordingly. Remember to keep all originals of your documents, and submit all required paperwork electronically early to allow adequate time for OISSS and government agency processing. You may contact OISSS by email (oisss@unc.edu) or by phone at 919.962.5661.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

All scholarships are administered by the School of Law, although a few are funded by the Graduate School. Merit scholarship recipients are notified on an ongoing basis.

The application for financial aid is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You should apply on the web at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. The school code for UNC-CH is 002974. If you have not already submitted your FAFSA, you may still apply for and receive funding for the upcoming academic year.

After we receive your FAFSA, you will be notified through ConnectCarolina if you are required to submit additional information or documentation. Once your application is complete, we will determine your eligibility and post your financial aid package.

Medical Form

If you are not currently enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, you must complete a medical information form prior to enrollment at UNC. Very shortly we will send you directions on how you can retrieve your UNC personal identification number and university identification name. In the summer, you will then use this information to access the medical form from the Student Health Service website and return it back to them.

Roommate Referral Program

Each year the Office of Admissions sponsors a Roommate Referral Program for incoming 1Ls who are seeking roommates for the upcoming academic year. This program allows incoming law students to submit their roommate requests and match themselves up with their fellow classmates who share similar needs and interests. At the end of April, we will begin a series of weekly e-mails that will be sent out to those students who have submitted their information for the roommate referral program. The form for the Roommate Referral Program will be available and distributed to those deposited students only.

Communicating With Us - Updating Contact Information

We welcome any questions or concerns you may have. Additionally, if you have any changes to your mailing address, phone number, or e-mail address, please immediately notify the Office of Admissions in writing by sending an e-mail to law_admissions@unc.edu or by calling us at 919.962.5109.