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North Carolina Cooperative Innovative High School Applicants

Applicants from North Carolina Cooperative Innovative High Schools receive special consideration in admission to UNC system universities based on North Carolina law. According to House Bill 97 Section 11.16.(a) “any student who graduated from a cooperative innovative high school program with an associate degree and who applies for admission to the constituent institution has the option of being considered for admission as a freshman or as a transfer student.” Download the list of Cooperative Innovative High School Programs by following the link and clicking on CIHS list to see if your early college high school qualifies. Students that decide to be reviewed as freshman applicants must adhere to all required first-year criteria including minimum course requirements. Students that select to be reviewed as transfer applicants must adhere to particular transfer requirements, including a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA on all college coursework.

Applying as a New Freshman

Visit the First-Year Students page to view deadlines and admission requirements. 

Advantages

  • Eligible for Chancellor’s Cycle of Success Scholarships
  • Access to First-Year Experience Programs (provided by University College)
  • Guaranteed Housing

Disadvantage

  • Housing availability is limited to freshman housing options only

Applying as a New Transfer

Visit the Transfer page to view deadlines and admission requirements. 

Advantages

  • Access to increased loan amounts based on the amount of transferrable credit
  • Access to a variety of housing options

Disadvantages

  • Ineligible for Chancellor’s Cycle of Success Scholarships
  • No Access to First-Year Experience Programs (provided by University College)
 
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