We are no longer accepting new applications to our program for Fall 2017. The last round of admission offers will be sent out this week. (posted 03/28/2017)
If applicants have not received a decision notification after Friday 31 March, that means we were not able to offer admission to our program. Official regret letters will be forthcoming from the UNC-CH Graduate School.
New Research Area being offered: Natural Language Processing
The Dept is excited to announce our new research area and welcome Prof. Mohit Bansal to the faculty. Natural Language Processing is not yet listed on this year’s application as a research interest area but if you would like to indicate this area on your application, please select Machine Learning from the categories and list Prof. Bansal in the faculty interest section (and your statement of purpose).
Application System: ApplyNow
The UNC-CH Computer Science Graduate Program does not offer spring admission. Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2017 admission.
Applications will be accepted until April 11, 2017. The best time to submit your application is December 2016 and/or January 2017. The department does admissions on a rolling basis and the limited spots will most likely be full in April.
To be considered for fellowships, completed applications are due December 13, 2016.
Statement of Purpose vs. Personal Statement
This is one and the same document.
Financial Certificate For International Students
The Fall 2017 International Student Data Form & Financial Certificate is not yet available.
Applicants do NOT have to upload or submit the International Student data & Financial Certification or other documents during the application process. Once an offer of admission is given, then the applicant would need to submit this information along with supporting documents.
Applications are not disqualified from consideration of score falls below the minimum score level.
GRE And/Or TOEFL Scores
Submitted After The Application Deadline.
Your application will still be reviewed if scores are received after the deadlines. Decisions can not be made until the scores are received.
Showing As Not Received:
I. The process of official test scores matching your application can take 5-7 business days. Please check your application status regularly to monitor test scores matching to your submitted application.
II. If you have JUST submitted your application, allow a few days to one weekthe system to match scores to the application. Test scores are not immediately matched and your application may say “Scores Not Received” for a few days.
III. It may be the case that your scores need to be linked to your application if your name was not exactly as it was on your official test report. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting your scores be linked to your application if you feel they should have been received already.
Minimum GRE Or TOEFL Score.
Is There A Cut Off Score Where An Application Will Not Be Considered?
There is no score that would disqualify an application from being considered. Keep in mind the competitive nature of the Computer Science applications. If a score is slightly below the Graduate Schools posted minimum score, it will not be disqualified.
Updated scores are always accepted, even after you submit your application.
For more information on the GRE score standard, please see the CS Admissions Requirements page.
TOEFL exceptions or waivers:
TOEFL ITP accepted?
Computer based TOEFL scores are permissible/accepted.
Applicants are always considered for either program. If you already have a MS in Computer Science or a closely related field, you should apply to the PhD Program.
Applicants holding a Master’s Degree already in something other than Computer Science, may apply to UNC-CH’s MS in Computer Science.
Applications will still be processed, reviewed, and considered if recommendation letters arrive after the deadline.
As stated in the AY Application: IF YOU CANNOT LOCATE YOUR SCHOOL: Please type School Not Listed into the Institution Name field below (do NOT leave the Institution Name field blank), leaving all other fields blank and then click on “search”.
Admission offers are sent on a rolling bases after the review of the application and a committee decision has been made. Due to the high volume of applications received, the review process takes time. We understand your eagerness to receive information but please try and refrain from emailing until you are contacted or notified. Offers start to go our in late January and usually continue through late March or until the allotted number of admission slots has been reached.
Applicants not being offered admission will begin receiving notification mid-/late- April.