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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:
Environment/Science Communication (Dual degree)* Carolina Innovation Scholars
Eshelman School of Pharmacy (PharmD)* Carolina Research Scholar Program
Euro-TAM Program (Dual degree) Chancellor’s Science Scholars
Information Science Honors Carolina
Kenan-Flagler Business School* MacDonald Community Service Scholars
School of Education (Dual Degree) Summer Study Abroad Fellowship
School of Media and Journalism Wood Scholars Program

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


Pettigrew and Vance Halls on UNC campus
Students sit near tree on UNC campus