Admissions Initiatives

The GAA strives to support its members in all facets of collegiate life, from applicant to alumnus, and annually facilitates several programs that target prospective undergraduate students.

Alumni Admissions Forum

Who should come? Parents and students beginning to think about the college admissions process.

To help ease parents and students into the admissions process, the GAA offers a one-day forum. This program 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.

This program 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.

Order of the Bell Tower Shadow Day

Order of the Bell Tower Shadow Day is a unique campus visit and exploration program that invites high-achieving, motivated high school juniors to spend a day in the life of a current Carolina student.

GAA-Supported Scholarships

The GAA is proud to support the educational pursuits of our students through the sponsorship of several scholarships:

  • Carolina Club
  • GAA
  • Dibbert
  • J. Maryon “Spike” Saunders
  • Light on the Hill Society
  • Light on the Hill Society Peppers

Learn more. 

Useful Links

Undergraduate Admissions – Visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website for the latest updates on applying to Carolina.

UNC Campus Tour – Schedule a campus tour.

Visit a UNC class – Sign up to visit a UNC class.

Graduate School Admissions – Visit The Graduate School website for the latest updates on applying to The Graduate School.

Carolina Alumni Review Admission Article Archive

The Carolina Alumni Review devotes in-depth coverage in each March/April issue to this subject, and the features and data found here go back to 1996. Topics have ranged from what it takes to compete, how financial aid works — including the creation of the Carolina Covenant, ensuring students from low-income families can graduate without debt — to how Carolina uses student essays to make admission decisions.

Point of Contact

Marcie Leemore '99
Director of Enrichment Programs
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Marcie relocated from her hometown of Atlanta to serve as director of enrichment programs. She enjoys walking trails, dance fitness, warm vacations and bargain shopping. Marcie is a self-proclaimed food and beverage connoisseur, and you’ll often find her baking or cooking. When traveling, Marcie always finds a given city’s favorite local restaurants. Ask Marcie her favorite foodie recommendations, because they are always spot on.