Application Timeline

As you apply for admission to UNC Charlotte... 

Use this detailed month-by-month timeline to stay on track of multiple UNC Charlotte deadlines. We encourage you to apply early to ensure that all deadlines are met.

Please note that some departments and majors have supplemental applications or auditions. Our admissions counselors are also a great resource in explaining the application process and deadlines. You are welcome to contact our office if you have questions about this timeline.

Prior to August

  • Learn more about UNC Charlotte, explore the website, and plan a visit if you are in the USA
  • Create a Future 49er Portal account to get on our mailing and email communication list
  • Investigate career options. Do you know what you want to major in?
  • If you are transferring from a U.S. institution, you can use our transfer credit advisor to get an idea of how your credits will transfer to UNC Charlotte.
  • Register and complete an English Proficiency test if required for your future UNC Charlotte application (for example, TOEFL or IELTS)

August - September

  • Complete the UNC Charlotte application for the spring term
  • Complete the UNC Charlotte application for the fall term, if applying for Art or Architecture majors
  • Monitor Future 49er Portal to ensure that all application materials have been received
  • Like our Facebook page for Future 49ers, follow us on Twitter or Instagram @UNCCadmissions, and meet other students who are interested in attending UNC Charlotte

October

November

December

  • If you are interested in applying for the University Honors Program and/or university scholarships, submit a separate application by December 1 priority deadline
  • Submit final transcripts or updated credential evaluation to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions if entering the university in the spring term
  • Purchase UNC Charlotte Health Insurance or submit a waiver for your own insurance for the spring term
  • Begin preparing for arrival at UNC Charlotte if your classes start in January. Students can arrive in the U.S. 30 days before classes begin

January

February

March

April

May

  • Apply for visa if needed at your local US embassy (visa processing times may vary)
  • May 1 is the deadline for Summer I UNC Charlotte application
  • May 15 is the deadline for the Summer II UNC Charlotte application

June

July

  • Submit official test scores, transcripts, graduation certificates (diplomas) if have not submitted during previously
  • Begin preparing for arrival at UNC Charlotte. Students on F-1 visa can enter the U.S. 30 days before beginning of the classes

August