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North Carolina Renaissance (NCR) is a pre-college summer enrichment program that enables high-achieving rising juniors from rural communities in North Carolina to experience college life on Carolina‘s historic campus. NCR is a four-day program that will inspire students to pursue their educational aspirations while developing unique leadership skills. Rural counties are designated Tier 1 or Tier 2 by the NC Department of Commerce.

By participating in NCR, students will:

  • Experience life in Carolina’s residence halls, dining halls and recreation facilities.
  • Establish personal relationships with world-renowned faculty, staff and current students.
  • Learn about admissions procedures and college affordability.
  • Develop leadership skills and participate in community service activities.
  • Receive test-taking strategies and resources for the ACT & SAT
  • Engage one-on-one with representatives from UNC’s Offices of Admissions and Scholarships & Student Aid.
  • Participate in academic, social, cultural and experiential learning activities.

North Carolina Renaissance will not be held in 2022. See more COVID-19 updates here