First Year

Name the one thing that the world's leading scientists, economists, teachers and entrepreneurs have in common: They are all creative thinkers.

At the University of North Carolina at Asheville, creative expression will become an inherent part of your academic experience—from the discussions you will have in class with professors to the discoveries you make with other students.

Whether you are studying psychology, engineering, environmental science, or jazz composition, your curriculum will emphasize real-world learning and research experience rather than long-winded lecture classes. We want our students to become lifelong problem solvers and critical thinkers who are experts in their majors and ready for challenging careers.

All applicants for admission as first year students must submit the following prior to the appropriate deadline:


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Fall 2016 Application Deadlines

Freshmen (Early action and to be considered for Laurels Scholarship) - November 15, 2015
Freshmen (Regular decision) - Rolling
Transfers - April 15, 2016
Teacher Education, Post-Baccalaureate - June 2, 2016
International - April 1, 2016
Other Students - Please see the Other Students web page.

Spring 2016 Application Deadlines

Freshmen - November 15, 2015
Transfers - November 15, 2015
Teacher Education, Post Baccalaureate - November 1, 2015
International - October 1, 2015
Other Students - Please see the Other Students web page.