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About Uplift PLUS

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Uplift PLUS is an intensive, 5-week summer academic enrichment and college readiness program for Project Uplift participants. This program is only for NC residents. During the program, participants live on campus, attend SAT/ACT coaching sessions, and take English 100 (3 credits). Participants also engage in college application prep, research, leadership development, as well as a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities. Students must attend Project Uplift to participate in Uplift PLUS. There is no separate application for Uplift PLUS. Students must indicate on their Project Uplift application whether they would like to be considered for Uplift PLUS. The cost of Uplift PLUS is $1800, including the $150 deposit.

This residential program provides an immersive and engaging experience to prepare the next generation of scholar-leaders. By participating in Uplift PLUS, students will:

  • Participate in academic, social, cultural, and experiential learning activities.
  • Engage in in-depth test-taking strategies and receive resources for the ACT & SAT
  • Take the English 100 course and earn three college credits from UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • Participate in research and leadership development courses while gaining exposure to various schools and units at UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • Receive one-on-one mentoring from current Carolina students.
  • Participate in weekly sessions with representatives from UNC offices of Admissions and Scholarships & Student Aid.