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School joins assured enrollment program

The School of Education has opened a new avenue to attract students to undergraduate degree programs in education – the assured enrollment program.

Select first-year Carolina students are invited join the assured enrollment program. Students accepted into the program are guaranteed enrollment and admitted to the education major provided they maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average during their first two years at Carolina.

Without assured enrollment, Carolina students normally choose their undergraduate major during their second year.

Students were first offered the option this fall, with six students joining the program.

Students accepted into the program are guaranteed a seat in a special First Year Seminar. Additionally, assured-enrollment students may enroll in one of a group of courses newly created for the new Minor in Education. These courses will not apply to the major but will meet general education requirements and offer assured-enrollment students the opportunity to pursue their interest in education alongside other students of varied backgrounds across campus, all of whom have been competitively selected to participate in the minor.

Also, assured enrollment students have the opportunity to interact with current students, program staff and top faculty representing various disciplines within the School of Education.

First-year students who take advantage of this program are under no obligation to pursue a degree in education if their interests lead them elsewhere.