to us, we should have a fairly high degree ofcertainty about our admission decision, either up or down. Those students who are being admitted ED [this year] are very much like those who would have been admitted in October in previous years."
Responding to competition
So what was the motivation for
Lucido and his staffto put ED into
place at Carolina? Lucido points to
two key factors."There are students
and families who are quite interested
in having the angst of the college
decision process over early. And we
have a number ofimportant con1.peti-
tors who have binding early admis-
sions. We didn't offer that option, so
we felt it was important to do that."
Carolina is keenly aware of the
The Morehead Fights Back
Like UNC's Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the Morehead Scholarship Program also has been finding itself at a disadvantage when competing for
top-ranked students being courted by other universities. As of last fall, it has
moved its selection process up. The result is that winners of the scholarship
now are notified by the last week in October instead of the first week in March.
"It's the same motivation," says Chuck Lovelace ' 77, executive director for
the Morehead Foundation."We realized that the trend toward early decision
admissions [at other colleges and universities] was going to continue, and there-
fore we decided to make that change just so we were in synch with that trend:'
The five-month rollback of the date by which North Carolina high school
students are notified about whether they have won the coveted Morehead
Scholarship has had a ripple effect throughout the entire selection process.
Now, notes Lovelace,"it's required that the high schools do their nomination
process in the spring rather than in the fall."
In addition, the Morehead's local selection committees in the state have
been disbanded, and the first cut now is done through a paper screening
rather than by local interviews.
"We formed a screening committee comprised of 84 individuals across
the state," Lovelace said, adding that those 84 people are former members of
the local selection committees. Lovelace said he and his staff would monitor
the changes to ensure that the 50-year tradition of the Morehead Scholars
program continues to attract the best and the brightest to Carolina.
- Bruce Egan
Scholarships Awarded by the University
50 Johnston Scholarships
22 Pogue Scholarships
35 Carolina Scholars Awards
40 other academic scholarships
101 National Merit Scholarships
61 Morehead Scholarships (Awarded by the Morehead Foundation)
I 1.5% of the 1999 Freshman Class ranked I or #2 in their graduating classes.
40.5% of the 1999 Freshman Class ranked I0 or higher in their graduating classes.
Middle 50 Percent Range of SAT Scores for Enrolled Freshmen
N C Res ldenb
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holidays. Campus visits include a
walking tour of campus and an
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