The University Catalog contains information about admission requirements, placement tests, transfer of credit, readmission, online/self-paced/part-time studies, and summer orientation sessions.

Undergraduate students. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions serves students interested in continuing their education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Applications from all students are accepted and considered with care and respect.

Admission to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is competitive. Although all 16 public universities in North Carolina share the same minimum course and admission requirements, which are published on the University of North Carolina's website, these minimum credentials do not guarantee admission to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and successful candidates typically exceed them. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions follows all regulations and guidance from the UNC System as outlined in the UNC Policy Manual and Code. The policies listed below derive from section 700.1.1 and relevant subpages.

Graduate students. Admission to Graduate School academic programs is competitive and students are selected on the basis of their academic preparation, ability, and program fit. For some programs, an on-site preadmissions interview may be required. Early contact with your program of interest can be helpful in preparing your application.