Project Uplift FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions for Students
Counselors: The PU 2013 application is now closed. Please be on the lookout for more opportunities to visit UNC and DMA this fall.
Accepted students, please note:
The deadline for Project Uplift registration is April 1, 2013. Spaces are limited so register now before sessions fill up.
Registered students, please note:
- Does my guidance counselor have to nominate me to PU?
Yes. Guidance counselors must nominate students.
- I was nominated for Project Uplift? What now?
After being nominated by your guidance counselor, you can go to http://go.unc.edu/o3E7W and fill out the PU application form.
- I registered for Project Uplift online. What now?
After completing your online registration form, you will receive a confirmation email with details about your registration. In mid-April you will receive your next communication from Project Uplift in the form of a mailing sent through the US Mail. Inside this packet, you'll find instructions on how to complete your registration by submitting your Expectations/Medical Release card with your $25 processing fee. We’ll also include helpful information on how to prepare for the event.
- I’m an out-of state student; can I come to Project Uplift?
Yes. Out-of state students who are nominated by their counselor are welcomed to attend Project Uplift.
- I’m not an ethnic minority; can I come to Project Uplift?
Yes. Project Uplift is for students who are in the top 20% of their class. Although we target students from historically underrepresented populations, if you have a strong interest in learning more about UNC, we welcome your nomination as well.
- Why should I attend Project Uplift?
Project Uplift is a two-day program that introduces you to the Carolina experience. You will learn first-hand of UNC’s educational, cultural and social life, while engaging with undergraduate student leaders.
- What actually happens at Project Uplift?
You will have an opportunity to attend classes, talk with professors, meet students and participate in social, recreational and cultural events. You will also learn about admissions procedures and how to afford a college education.
- What are the benefits of attending Project Uplift?
Project Uplift allows to students to experience Carolina for themselves and gain essential information. Project Uplift will challenge and encourage you to become a leader. You will leave wanting to know more about yourself and others and how to make a college experience work for you. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a committed and inclusive community of people who want to make life successful. Students will have the opportunity to network and meet lifelong friends.
- Can I drive my car?
Although students are permitted to drive to the Project Uplift site, vehicle access is restricted during the program.
- Are my family members able to come to Project Uplift?
We would ask that family members not visit to enable the student to become acclimated to the college campus experience alone. However, on Thursday morning, during on-site registration, we have a continental breakfast available for you to briefly visit with your student before departure.
- Where will I stay during Project Uplift?
Living arrangements are provided in a University Residence Hall where you will share a room with another Project Uplift participant. Each participant will also learn of their room assignment and roommate upon on-site registration.
- Should I bring money?
You may want to purchase items during your visit on campus.You will have opportunities visit Franklin St. shops.
- What is the best weekend to attend Project Uplift?
Each weekend is jammed packed with amazing experiences. The weekend you attend is based on your own personal preference.
- What should I bring to Project Uplift?
When you complete your online registration, mail in your $25 non-refundable processing fee—which includes your Project Uplift t-shirt—and your Expectations/Medical Release card, we will send you a confirmation packet with all the items you’re to bring and not to bring to Project Uplift.
- Will I need to bring my High School transcripts.
No. Your guidance counselor has verified your eligibility.
- Will Project Uplift guarantee my admission to UNC?
No, however, Project Uplift is one of many ways to learn the “ins & outs” of UNC and to help in throughout the application process.
Mailing address: Project Uplift, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB# 9128/Suite 2105 SASB North, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9128
More About Project Uplift | Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, in conjunction with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, sponsors Project Uplift annually to enhance the diversity of Carolina’s undergraduate population.
- See 40th Anniversary Tribute to Project Uplift on YouTube | Produced by Kirstin Garriss, Class of 2011