How to Apply
Finalists will be selected based on academic excellence, demonstrated interest in STEM programs and careers, commitment to diversity and inclusion, leadership, and community involvement. If you are chosen as a finalist, we will invite you to answer two additional short-answer questions and to join us on campus in late February for Selection Weekend, where you will learn more about the CSS program and interview with Carolina faculty and staff. Final decisions will be sent via email approximately two weeks after Selection Weekend.
Our next Selection Weekend event will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2022. Before your visit, please review our health and safety precautions in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The day will begin at 8:00 am and end by 4:00 pm. Finalists will interview for the program with UNC faculty and staff, meet with current scholars in your fields of interest, learn about some of UNC’s innovative research, and participate in other activities designed to introduce you to the wide variety of opportunities available at Carolina.