Below is a list of common questions and concerns voiced by prospective and current students. For additional information, please contact the TAM program office at tam@unc.edu.

TAM Class of 2014

TAM Class of 2014

What type of GPA and GRE scores are the TAM admissions committee looking for?
I have been out of school for some time and I am not in contact with my professors. Who should I get to write my letters of recommendation, and who should complete my language evaluation?
How do I decide which degree option I should pursue?
What types of careers do graduates pursue?
What types of documents/visas will I need as a student studying in another country?
What kinds of backgrounds are typical for incoming students?
Regarding foreign-language skills and program requirements, what if I only speak English? What if I speak another language but it is not a consortium language?
Is it possible to take language courses in the fall to prepare for the specialist and thesis modules?
Could you please tell me about funding opportunities, scholarships, and / or TA- / RA-ships?
How does the FLAS grant work? Since I am applying for an academic year grant, if I am awarded the grant, would I actually be taking language courses, or is this intended to cover only TAM courses?
Do I need to have someone complete a separate language evaluation for FLAS, or will the one I submitted for TAM suffice?
Seeing as I have not yet been admitted to the TAM program, how detailed does the description of my research project need to be for the FLAS application?
Is it preferred that letters of recommendation come from certain types of 'advisers' as opposed to others (professors, as opposed to professional resources) for the FLAS application?
On the section of the FLAS application where it asks me to list the language course in which I intend to enroll and what area studies courses I will take, I am not sure what to put. Should I pick courses from the TAM and UNC-CH websites?
How can I receive more information about the TAM program?