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Saturday February 4th

Unc Office Of Undergraduate Admissions

Tours, CTOPS a positive experience

With summer quickly approaching, new and prospective students are appearing around campus. Whether following along on a tour or visiting during CTOPS, they are trying to find a place at UNC. Campus tours, led by Admissions Ambassadors, typically begin in the early spring.

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Pre-senior admissions practices rising

In September, many high school seniors are expecting to receive their early acceptance letters from colleges. These admission letters will be sent by colleges four months earlier than their traditional early acceptance letters. But some college and high-school administrators are worried about the stress on prospective students when schools begin asking for applications so early.

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UNC raises deposit for admitted students to $250

In the coming months, high school seniors and transfer students accepted to UNC will have to pay an enrollment deposit of $250, marking an increase of $150 from previous years. The hike is designed to reduce the likelihood of students reneging on their decision to enroll at UNC.

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Colleges struggle to house new students

Moving away from home is always an adjustment for freshmen. But some students have to go one step further: moving into a study lounge or even an off-campus hotel. Schools across the country have recently had problems with student enrollment growing faster than the school’s ability to house them.

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	Conor Farese plays with Tupapa Maasai and his brother Papai, a family he got to know while working in Monduli Juu, Tanzania. While in Tanzania, Farese taught English and helped construct a school in the village. – Courtesy of Conor Farese

Campus Y to offer gap year fellowships

The UNC Campus Y’s newest initiative, the Global Gap Year Program, will allow students to expand their opportunities, both mentally and physically. Next year, the program will award five fellowships for prospective students to defer their UNC education for a year, said Campus Y Director Richard Harrill. The program, which was created last fall, will allow UNC students to go abroad the year before they enter college to work, travel, study and perform public service internationally.

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University seeks student volunteers for tour guides

The University is currently looking for students who wish to work in the Admissions Ambassadors Program. Ambassadors will be asked to represent the University by working on student and parent panels and recruitment events, as well as calling prospective and newly admitted students. They are also the group that gives campus tours, so the University is asking that volunteers be motivated, friendly and have good leadership skills. Applications are due today by 5 p.m.

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State to vote on requiring ACT test

A new accountability model for public schools might mean another standardized test for the high school class of 2014. The North Carolina State Board of Education will vote in October whether to use the ACT as part of the high-school curriculum to measure how prepared students are for college.

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