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BACK-TO-SCHOOL FACT SHEET
|For immediate use||Aug. 12, 1999 No. 480|
Fall 1998 enrollment
Final fall enrollment figures will not be available until early September. Generally, officials in the registrars office say they expect totals similar to those from last year.
Estimated fall 1999 freshmen class breakdown
(These numbers will not be final until September.)
Admissions trend notes
Admissions officials are calling this years freshmen the best-prepared class academically in the universitys history. Several key indicators are on the rise, including the average combined SAT score, which ranks as the highest ever among Carolina freshmen classes. Officials also cite as significant the increased interest among applicants in taking either Advanced Placement or more difficult courses in high school.
Factors contributing to the academic improvements among this years entering class include the undergraduate admissions offices efforts to include Carolina faculty in the recruitment process through special phon-a-thons, streamline and improve its recruiting practices, strengthen the campus visitation program, reach out more strongly to high school guidance counselors and beef up its World Wide Web-based information available to prospective students and parents.
For more on what's new in admissions as well as the trends, call Jerry Lucido, associate provost and director of undergraduate admissions, at 919-966-3623. Lucido is out of town until Aug. 19, but in his absence, Associate Director Barbara Polk will be happy to respond to questions. She can be reached at 919-966-3989.
Carolinas most popular majors in 1998 were biology, psychology and business administration.
|Fall 1999||Spring 2000|
|Aug. 18||Classes Begin||Jan. 12|
|Sept. 6||Labor Day Holiday|
|Martin Luther King Day||Jan. 17|
|Oct. 12||University Day|
|5 p.m. Oct. 13 - 17||Fall/spring break||5 p.m. March 10-19|
|1 p.m. Nov. 24-28||Thanksgiving|
|Good Friday||April 21|
|Dec. 7||Classes end||May 4|
|Dec. 8-9||Reading Days||May 5|
|Dec. 10-16||Final exams||May 6-13|
|Dec. 18||Commencement||May 21|
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