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 – February 19-20, 2021 – will be entirely virtual. On Friday, finalists will join us via Zoom from 7:00-9:00 pm ET for an overview of the CSS program and fun small-group activities designed to help you get to know your fellow finalists and current CSS scholars. On Saturday, live virtual events will run from 1:00-4:30 pm ET and include an interview with Carolina faculty and staff, opportunities to learn about research and student life at Carolina from panels of current scholars, and inspirational advice from the Dean of UNC’s Graduate School. Several breaks will be incorporated into the schedule to allow you to step away from your screen.