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Frequently Asked Questions for Students

  1. Am I eligible to attend NCR? 
    You can attend if you are a high school sophomore, from a rural community in North Carolina. Rural counties are designated Tier 1 or Tier 2 by the NC Department of Commerce. 
  2. How much does NCR cost?
    There is a $25.00 processing fee which covers housing, food, and transportation while on campus. Fee waivers are available upon request.
  3. When is NCR 2020?
    Wednesday, July 8th – Saturday, July 11th
  4. What is the purpose of NCR?
    NCR is an educational four-day enrichment program that inspires you to pursue your educational dreams and broaden the scope of your experience.
  5. What types of activities will I engage in during the week?
    During the week, you will engage in academic seminars, social functions, cultural activities, team building activities and leadership development sessions.
  6. When does the application open/close?
    The applications are available starting December 15 and close March 1.
  7. Who do I contact if I have any further questions about the program?
    If you have any questions about the program, please contact ncr@unc.edu
  8. How do I upload my transcript to the application?
    Ask your high school counselor to send you a copy of your transcript and then upload the file as an attachment to the application. Or, scan and email yourself a copy of your transcript and upload the file as an attachment to the application. If you have trouble submitting your application with the attachment, submit your application without the transcript and submit the transcript separately to ncr@unc.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions for Guidance Counselors, Parents and Families 

  1. What is the cost of this program?
    There is a $25.00 processing fee which covers housing, food, and transportation while on campus. Fee waivers are available upon request.
  2. When is NCR?
    Wednesday, July 8th – Saturday, July 11
  3. What are the benefits of attending NCR?
    Rising juniors who attend NCR will have the opportunity to explore UNC and attend a series of sessions, including leadership, team building, college admissions, financial aid, and community service. The objective of the program is to inspire high-achieving scholars to pursue their educational aspirations while developing unique leadership skills.
  4. What type of high school student is NCR looking for?
    NCR looks for students from rural counties around North Carolina who show great academic promise. Rural counties are designated Tier 1 or Tier 2 by the NC Department of Commerce. 
  5. How do students apply?
    Guidance Counselors should encourage students to complete the online application before the March 1 deadline. A complete application will require their transcript to be uploaded or emailed.
  6. Who do I contact if I have any further questions about the program?
    If you have any questions about the program, please contact ncr@unc.edu.