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Press release from UNC Asheville, shared Nov. 11:

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ASHEVILLE — UNC Asheville’s deadline for Early Action applications from prospective students has been extended from its original date, Nov. 15, to Nov. 22, 2013. Applicants now have an extra week to prepare and submit their applications.

Students who apply by the early action deadline of November 22 will be informed of their admission status in December and are considered for Laurels Scholarships – UNC Asheville’s merit-based scholarship that provides a variety of awards, including full tuition and fees.

“We know that students are excited to get their application to us early, but several applicants have experienced technical difficulties when submitting their materials through the online Common Application,” said UNC Asheville Senior Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Shannon Earle. “This new deadline of November 22 gives all of our early action applicants time to complete their application or contact us to work out an alternate submission process.”

For a full schedule of application deadlines and information on how to apply, visit, or call 828-251-6481

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