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Get Started at UNC

When you start a new Bear App, you will be prompted to select the application type that applies to you, such as undergraduate, graduate, international or non-degree seeking. 

Apply to UNC through the Common App

All undergraduate applicants can apply to UNC through the Common App.

Returning Students

If you attended UNC more than 12 months ago, and you plan to return and continue taking courses, complete the student information form.

Need more information?
Learn more about the application process.

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Ready to kick off your college experience at UNC?

First-year application information

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Ready to transfer to UNC from another institution, or after a few years off, or with your first bachelor’s degree already in hand?

Transfer application instructions

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On-campus, off-campus or online, UNC offers outstanding options.

Graduate application information

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Applying as an international student?

International student application information

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Returning Bear

Have you been accepted to (and attended) UNC before?

Reactivate your status

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Non-Degree Seeker

Want to take a few classes?

Get started as a
non-degree seeker

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High School

Ready to take college courses while you’re still in high school, either at your school or at UNC?

Learn more about dual enrollment or concurrent enrollment.