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Excel @ Carolina

A not-so-secret society for awesome people.

We want to help students make their mark on a world that needs them. Through Excel@Carolina, we’re able to connect our most talented first-year students (about ten percent of admitted students) with some of our best resources.

One great thing about Excel@Carolina is that there’s no separate application for it. All you need to do is apply for admission and submit the brief survey included. If you’re selected for the program, we’ll use your survey responses to match you with the opportunities that best fit your talents and interests. To learn more, check out our  frequently-asked questions.

Assured Admission Programs:
Research, Service, Honors:
Environmental Science/Communication (Dual degree)* Carolina Innovation Scholars*
Enviromental Science/Info Science  (Dual degree) Chancellor’s Science Scholars
Eshelman School of Pharmacy (PharmD)* EXCELerated Research
Euro-TAM Program (Dual degree) Honors Carolina
Information Science Summer Study Abroad Fellowship
Kenan-Flagler Business School* Wood Scholars Program
School of Education (Pre-Master of Arts)
School of Media and Journalism

*Please note that the following opportuntiies are only offered to students who apply and are admitted through the Early Action deadline: Assured Business, Assured Environment and Science Communication, Assured Pharmacy, and Carolina Innovation Scholars. Students are also encouraged to apply Early Action if they would like to be considered for Chancellor’s Science Scholars.


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