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.

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Spring 2022 Application Deadlines

The application for spring 2022 has closed for first-year applicants. UNC Asheville is accepting applications currently for fall 2022.

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 15, 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 Notifications by February 28 (only for applications submitted by February 1, 2022)

Transfer and Post-Baccalaureate Students (Non-binding)

  • Apply by April 15, 2022
  • Decision Notifications rolling starting mid-February

UNC Asheville-UNC Gillings Master of Public Health (MPH)

  • Apply by May 1, 2022

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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 or 828.251.6481, or reach out to one of our Admission Counselors.