FAQ’s – General
Scholars must be enrolled in full-time study. Seniors who are set to graduate on time may take one “underload” semester, minimum of 6 credit hours, with permission from the University’s Academic Advising Program. Any other arrangements must be approved by the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid and the CSS leadership team.
Additionally, scholars are required to conduct research with an approved research group and must secure a lab position by the beginning of their junior year.
Scholars determine their own path once they leave Carolina in pursuit of their personal and professional goals. This may include applying for professional programs (such as medical school), taking advantage of employment opportunities, or taking a gap year. We encourage all scholars to follow their passions; however, they must still apply to a minimum of four approved graduate programs.
To support scholars in their graduate school applications, CSS program coordinators work with each student to explore graduate programs and universities that are a good fit for the student’s interests and career goals. We offer a GRE test preparation course, lend out GRE study guides, conduct mock interviews, and assist scholars with personal statements and recommendation letters.
Other questions? Please contact Ann Taylor Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.