Excel @ Carolina
Opportunities abound at Carolina.
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.
Honors Carolina is more than honorific. It is a rigorous, interdisciplinary academic program designed for students who are eager to explore beyond their immediate academic concentrations and anticipated career trajectories. We want and expect our students to be committed to living a life of the mind. To learn more about Honors Carolina, visit honorscarolina.unc.edu.
Assured Admission Programs
Assured admission programs guarantee students a spot in an undergraduate major within one of Carolina’s professional schools or a spot in an accelerated undergraduate/graduate program. Programs include unique opportunities such as early access to classes, individualized mentorship, and career connections.
- Environmental Science/Communication (Dual degree)*
- Enviromental Science/Info Science (Dual degree)
- Eshelman School of Pharmacy (PharmD)*
- Euro-TAM Program (Dual degree)
- Gillings School of Global Public Health – Biostatistics*
- Gillings School of Global Public Health – Environmental Health Sciences*
- Gillings School of Global Public Health – Health Policy and Management*
- Gillings School of Global Public Health – Nutrition*
- Information Science
- Kenan-Flagler Business School*
- School of Education (Pre-Master of Arts)
- School of Media and Journalism
Scholarships and Special Opportunities
All students are considered for the limited number of scholarships that do not have any financial need requirements, and no additional action is needed. In your application, you can express interest in the specific opportunities listed below; if you are selected as a finalist, these opportunities may require additional applications, interviews or auditions and you will be notified directly by the selection committee.
- Accelerated Research
- Carolina Innovation Scholars*
- Chancellor’s Science Scholars*
- Pogue Scholars Program*
- Summer Study Abroad Fellowship
- Wood Scholars Program
*Please note that these opportunities are only offered to students who apply and are admitted through the Early Action deadline.