Preparing for Law School

Pay Seat Deposit

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 entering class. Your seat deposits will be applied toward your tuition and fees. The Office of Admissions will send an e-mail confirmation once your seat deposits are received.

First Seat Deposit$250 nonrefundableSee admissions letter for due date
Second Seat Deposit$250 nonrefundableDue Early June

Online payments are preferred or you can mail checks payable to:

University of North Carolina School of Law

Office of Admissions
160 Ridge Road
CB 3380
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380


The American Bar Association (ABA) requires that all incoming students submit a final undergraduate transcript that confirms conferral of the degree. Failure to submit your final, degree-bearing transcript can result in cancellation of fall course registration. Transcripts must be received by October 15.

If you have completed all baccalaureate degree requirements, but your degree will not be conferred until after August 1st, please notify the Office of Admissions at to request an extension.  

All final transcripts must be sent through the Credential Assembly Service (CAS). 

Note: The transcript submitted with your initial application via CAS will only satisfy this requirement if you had already graduated and the transcript indicates your degree conferral date. In addition, if you requested your transcript from your undergraduate institution with your final grades but before your degree conferral date was posted, this will not fulfill the transcript requirement. 

Financial Aid

Check the to-do list on the Student Center page of ConnectCarolina to complete the steps required to retain your financial aid. To request a scholarship reconsideration, complete the law school’s request form and submit to the Office of Admissions at

Immunization & Medical History Form

Every student entering the University of North Carolina is required to present documentation that he or she has received all the immunizations required by law. Visit ConnectCarolina and select “More Student Links” for the Immunization and Medical History form.

Health Insurance

All UNC students are required to have health insurance. You are required to purchase the UNC system-wide health insurance plan or waive out of the university plan by providing proof of another credible health insurance plan. Learn more about the mandatory health insurance hard waiver process and the UNC health insurance plan at

ONYEN and UNC Email Account

Various departments around campus will soon begin sending emails to your UNC email account. Please set up your email account and begin checking it. Admissions correspondence will continue going to the email address with which you applied. Please note that you cannot set up your UNC email account until you have created your ONYEN. Visit

Financial Certificate Form (for International Students)

All students who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents must complete the Financial Certificate Form. Students not requesting F-1 or J-1 status need only complete Part I. International students requesting a Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 (for F-1 or J-1 status) must complete the full form and submit all required documentation (listed therein). Please submit the form and documentation as early as possible to allow adequate time for the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office to process the form and issue the requested documents. It is your responsibility to initiate this process.

Continuing Obligation to Inform

You have a continuing obligation and responsibility to notify the Office of Admissions of changes to the information in your application—even subsequent to your admission to Carolina Law. If there are changes in the answers to any question on your application, you should immediately notify the Office of Admissions in writing.

Declining Your Offer of Admission

If you decide not to accept this offer of admission, please notify our Office of Admissions as soon as possible. If you are accepted into any of our dual degree programs you are responsible for notifying the office of admissions of your acceptance and when you intend to begin law school.

Welcome Guide

This resource guide contains helpful links and information to start you on the way to a positive law school experience. More comprehensive information will be shared during Orientation. If you have questions, please contact a member of the Student Development Office.

*Note: This guide is intended as an introduction to student life and campus resources. Academic policies and career development information will be shared from other sources.

Off-Campus Housing

With this resource, you will be able to explore the different housing options available close to the law school.


Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to welcoming you in August!

Office of Admissions
160 Ridge Road, CB #3380
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380
919.962.5109 (Phone)
919.843.7939 (Fax)