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Saturday, May 19
Kenan Center, Chapel Hill

This event is at capacity. If you are interested in being put on the wait list, please email caroline_bowers@unc.edu.

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 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. GAA members receive early sign-up access. This event has been quite popular in the past, and we expect demand to be high. In the unlikely event that space remains available, registration may open to all closer to the event date.

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

 

Saturday, May 19

7:30 a.m.  Continental breakfast/Check In
8 a.m. Welcome
8:05 a.m.  Forum Focus: College Admissions Overview
9 a.m.  Forum Focus: Standardized Testing
9:45 a.m.  Break
10 a.m. Forum Focus: Standing Out
10:15 a.m.  Forum Focus: Letters of Recommendation
10:30 a.m.  Forum Focus: Essay Writing
11 a.m. Forum Focus: GPA
11:15 a.m. Forum Focus: Funding Your College Education
Noon Lunch
1 p.m. Forum Focus: You’re the Admissions Counselor
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Forum Focus: Ask an Admissions Officer
3:15 p.m. Dismissal
3:30 p.m. Forum Focus: UNC Chapel Hill Admissions 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, 2018.

 

Other hotels:

The Franklin Hotel

Residence Inn by Marriott Chapel Hill

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