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UNC Asheville offers a distinct experience for original minds. We dare to break down conventions, overcome obstacles, and expand horizons. UNC Asheville’s education is affordable, adaptive, and endlessly relevant.

This is an experience where every path leads to a new vista and where the future is a frontier—vast and bright and close enough to touch. Apply now for a hands-on, inspiring, and personalized education.

Apply online via The Common Application

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NC Residents Apply for Free Oct. 18-22, 2021

To make sure nothing stands between you and an original future at UNC Asheville, we’re waiving application fees Oct. 18-22, 2021 for all North Carolina residents applying for Early Decision (binding) or Regular Decision, including first-year and transfer students, as part of North Carolina’s College Application Week. Apply for free with The Common Application.


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Spring 2022 Application Deadlines

  • UNC Asheville accepts applications on a space-available basis
  • Decision Notification – rolling

Fall 2022 Application Deadlines

Early Decision gives priority consideration to students who are certain that UNC Asheville is their first-choice university.

All students—whether choosing Early or Regular Decision—are encouraged to submit their application early.

Early Decision I (Binding)

  • Apply by November 1, 2021
  • Decision Notification by December 15

Early Decision 2 (Binding)

  • Apply by January 15, 2022
  • Decision Notification by February 1

Regular Decision (Non-binding)

  • Apply by February 1, 2022
  • Decision Notification by February 15

Financing Early Decision

UNC Asheville is committed to making your education as affordable as possible. Contact our financial aid counselors so you can make an informed and confident Early Decision commitment prior to submitting your application. Learn more about financial aid.


NC Residency

If you would like to be considered for NC residency, complete the Residency Determination Service prior to submitting your application to insure a timely and efficient application process. Complete your Residency Determination.


Contact Us

Questions about UNC Asheville or the application and financial aid process? We’re happy to help. Contact the Office of Admission & Financial Aid at admissions@unca.edu or 828.251.6481, or reach out to one of our Admission Counselors.