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Apply To Join Honors Carolina

Incoming Students

Every student who is accepted for admission to Carolina is automatically considered for Honors Carolina. Students who are invited to join Honors Carolina typically receive an invitation within two weeks of being admitted to the University.

First Year Students

Students who were not invited to join Honors Carolina as incoming students in Fall 2017 may apply to join the program by completing an online application. The application must include a recommendation for admission from a UNC faculty member with whom you have studied.

  • Online Application Form (Available January 5, 2018)
  • Faculty Recommendation Form
  • Deadline: All materials must be received by Friday, January 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Second Year Students

Students may apply to join the program by completing an online application at the beginning of their second year. The application must include a recommendation from a UNC faculty member with whom you have studied.

  • Online Application Form (Available August 18, 2017)
  • Faculty Recommendation Form
  • Deadline: All materials must be received by Friday, September 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Transfer Students

Second year transfer students may apply to join Honors Carolina by completing an online application and submitting an official transcript from your previous place of study.

In addition to the application, you must also have a recommendation letter from a faculty member with whom you have studied. Letters from faculty at other colleges and universities must be written on official university letterhead and should be sent to the address below.

  • Online Application Form (Available August 18, 2017)
  • Deadline: All materials — including faculty recommendation letter and official transcript — must be received by Friday, September 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Honors Carolina Mailing Address

225 Graham Memorial, Campus Box #3510
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-3510

Honors Carolina UPS/FedEx Address

Honors Carolina
218 E. Franklin Street
Room 225 Graham Memorial, 2nd Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Additional Opportunities to Get Involved in Honors Carolina

Honors Carolina Courses

If space is available, students with a 3.0 GPA may enroll in Honors Carolina courses. More than 200 students each year are introduced to Honors Carolina courses this way. View courses.

Senior Honors Thesis

Students with a 3.3 GPA at the completion of their junior year may elect to complete a Senior Honors Thesis and graduate with Honors or Highest Honors. Students do not have to be a member of Honors Carolina to complete a Senior Honors Thesis. Learn more.

Honors Study Abroad

Students with a 3.0 GPA can take part in Honors Study Abroad programs in Cape Town, London, or Rome and register for Burch Field Research Seminars that take your classroom to various corners of the globe. Learn more.