The Eagles in Flight-MAR Program is supported by the University of North Carolina General Administration to afford prospective college students with strong high school grade point averages (GPAs) and moderate SAT/ACT scores the opportunity to pursue their college education. The Eagles in Flight-MAR Program is designed to provide integrated services such as academic advising, peer mentoring, career coaching study skills, social transition workshops, and campus resource referrals.
Throughout the academic year, formal activities include individual and group advising sessions, community meetings (featuring guest speakers), individualized academic coaching, and other engagement activities to enhance the student’s holistic development. The programming focuses on specific skill-building in conflict resolution, effective communication skills, health and wellness, study and test-taking skills, and the utilization of campus resources. Each first-year student in the program has a Peer Flight Leader who provides additional mentoring and support, and through all its offerings, the Eagles in Flight-MAR Program provides a sense of belonging and community to support the students' overall success and experience at NC Central.