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This page contains the most up to date information available regarding the Fall ’22 Application process for applying for a major program (B.S. or B.A.) in Computer Science. 


Students that are eligible for the Fall ’22 Application include:

  • Students that are declared CS majors (B.S. or B.A.) with five or more semesters remaining past Spring 2022 at Carolina.
  • Incoming transfer students in Fall 2022 without credit for COMP 210 but who meet the COMP 210 prerequisites.

The above eligible students must be registered for COMP 210 in Fall 2022 while applying for admission to the major. Please see our Fall 2022 Registration Guide for instructions on how to request an enrollment code to register for COMP 210.

Additionally, incoming transfer students with COMP 210 credit and continuing students who received COMP 210 credit by placement exam and/or transfer credits after the start of Spring 2022 are eligible to apply with the Fall ’22 Application and should do so in order to be admitted to the major.  These students may be able to register for COMP 301 and/or COMP 211 in Fall 2022 if space in these courses is available. Doing so, however, will not affect the chance of admission to the major (i.e., these students still may be denied entry into the major). 

First year students who started in Fall 2022, and all other current students not identified above, will be eligible to register for COMP 210 in Spring 2023 (space permitting) and apply in our first standard admissions process in Spring 2023. These students are not eligible for the Fall ’22 Application.


To be announced by the start of Fall 2022.


More specific instructions on the Fall ’22 Application will be provided at a later date. Generally, however, students will apply via (a) a standard application requesting biographical information and (b) an essay. The admissions committee will additionally seek academic records through the close of the semester, course data from required departmental courses, and any other information available on contributions within the computer science department or community.