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 2018 Application Deadlines

Freshmen - Applications open in the beginning of August
Decision Notification - Rolling: Decisions will be sent out as they are made (Approximately 24-48 hours after we have received all application materials)
Teacher Education, Post-Baccalaureate - June 2, 2018
International - April 1, 2018
Other Students - Please see the Other Students web page.

Spring 2018 Application Deadlines

Freshmen - November 15, 2017
Teacher Education, Post Baccalaureate - November 1, 2017
International - October 1, 2017
Other Students - Please see the Other Students web page.