Alumni Admissions Forum

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Friday, May 18 – Saturday, May 19, 2018
Kenan Center, Chapel Hill

Registration opens Spring 2018. 

Applying to college can be one of the most exciting and stressful times in a student’s life, and it’s no picnic for parents either. To help ease parents and students into the admissions process, the GAA offers this two-day forum. The Alumni Admissions Forum provides an in-depth view into the ever-changing world of college admissions and is beneficial to any student and parent preparing to begin the college admissions process. The forum is a GAA member exclusive — at least one adult must be a GAA member to attend.

Experienced admissions professionals and presenters with outstanding secondary and higher educational backgrounds will serve as forum faculty. Forum topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • Choosing high school courses for college success
  • Comprehending college requirements
  • Submitting college applications
  • College interview
  • College essay
  • Importance of extracurricular activities
  • How colleges select students
  • Paying for college
  • Mock admissions selection activity

Please keep in mind that this forum does not focus on how to gain admission to Carolina. It has been developed to assist students and parents with the college admissions process, regardless of where a student plans to apply. Participation in this program will have no effect on a student’s application status should he or she decide to apply to Carolina. 

Schedule (Tentative)

Friday, May 19

6:30 p.m. Registration/Check In
7 p.m. Opening Remarks
7-9 p.m. Session I | Topics: College Trivia, Admissions Overview, Extracurricular Activities, Course Requirements, How Colleges Make Selections

Saturday, May 20

8:30 a.m.  Continental breakfast
9 a.m.  Session II | Topics: Overview Recap, Interviews, Recommendations
10:30 a.m.  Break
10:45 a.m.   Session III | College Essay, Paying for College
12:30 p.m.   Lunch
2 p.m.   Session IV | Case Studies/Mock Admissions Council
3:15 p.m.  Q&A Session
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.  UNC Information Session (OPTIONAL)

Area Hotels

Listed below are several hotels, with various price ranges, that are in a 5- to 10-mile radius of campus. Contact the hotel directly for reservations.

Courtyard by Marriott Chapel Hill

100 Marriott Way, Chapel Hill. (919) 883-0700 or (800) 321-2211.
The GAA has rooms reserved just for you. Get a reduced rate.

Hampton Inn & Suites

6121 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill. (929) 403-8700. Reserve a room, and save by using the Group Code ALU. To reserve a room by phone, call the hotel, press 0 and provide the name “UNC General Alumni Association.” To receive the special rate, reservations must be made no later than May 1.

Holiday Inn Express

6119 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill. (919) 489-7555. Reserve your room at a special rate today, or call the hotel and provide the name “UNC General Alumni Association.”

Other hotels:

The Franklin Hotel

Residence Inn by Marriott Chapel Hill