Deferred Students

Deferred Students

A "Defer" decision is not necessarily a "Deny" decision.

  • During our review process, we occasionally defer applicants who have good academic credentials, but from whom we would like more information before making an admissions decision. 
  • A defer decision allows us time to request for more information from you.  We are giving you the opportunity to provide your mid-year grades and additional test scores, so we can consider this updated information when making your admission decision.
  • 86% of Fall 2016 applicants who were deferred were later offered admission to UNC Charlotte for either the fall, spring, or an alternate pathway.

Here are some helpful tips and next steps for deferred applicants:

  • Have your mid-year transcript sent to us by March 15.
    • If your school is not able to provide a mid-year report by March 15, please notify an Admissions Counselor by calling our office at (704) 687-5507.
  • Be sure that Admissions has all your official test scores on file. 
    • While only one score is required to complete an application, we superscore across test dates, so it is to your benefit to send us every SAT and/or ACT that you have taken.
  • Contact us if you would like to know which of your test scores we have on file. 
    • Send new or additional scores electronically by March 15th via our school codes. The ACT code is 3163; the SAT code is 5105. 
      • SAT:  January and March 2017 scores are accepted for those who requested them to be sent to UNC Charlotte prior to test completion. 
      • ACT:  February scores are accepted from those who requested scores to be sent to UNC Charlotte prior to test completion. 
  • Apply for Financial Aid by completing the FAFSA by the March 1 priority deadline. 
    • You do not have to wait until you have received an admissions decision to complete the FAFSA. We strongly recommend that you complete it by no later than March 1. 
  • Watch for your final admission decision to arrive in the mail by April 1.