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 Mid-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


You are required to have an official transcript sent from your college or university indicating that you have received a bachelor’s degree. Please be advised that, regardless of when you graduated, the copy of your transcript that you sent to the LSAC is not acceptable to meet this requirement. If you are a recent graduate, please make sure that your degree has been conferred and is indicated on the transcript before having it sent to us. Your official final transcript must be received by the Office of Admissions by July 15 for the Registrar to register you for classes. You will not be allowed to matriculate in the fall if this transcript requirement is not satisfied—there are no exceptions to this policy.

Transcripts should be mailed to UNC School of Law’s Office of Admissions. Official electronic transcripts can be emailed to

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.

Carolina Law Ambassadors Welcome Events

Summer meet and greets are being planned by the CLA board. Invitations to join board members and your fellow classmates at happenings around Chapel Hill will be emailed 1-2 weeks in advance of the events. Questions about the events should be sent to the event organizer, which will be indicated in the invitation.

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.


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)