Admissions & Preparedness
Enhancement and transparency of special talent admissions process, improved assessment and focus on preparedness for UNC academics.
Advisory Committee on Undergraduate Admissions presents its first detailed annual report on athletics admissions to Faculty Council. (Refer to https://carolinacommitment.unc.edu/updates/admissions-report-on-enrolling-student-athletes-class-entering-2013/.)
Office of Undergraduate Admissions begins meeting with ASPSA staff to review the academic performances of all first-year student-athletes to inform future student-athlete admissions decisions.
Advisory Committee on Undergraduate Admissions revises the charge and procedures for the Committee on Special Talent that include new thresholds for student-athletes requiring faculty review based on predicted first-year grade-point averages.
Advisory Committee on Undergraduate Admissions, in conjunction with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Department of Athletics, appoints a working group to develop guidelines for reporting on athletics admissions.
Office of Undergraduate Admissions strengthens academic assessment tools used to consider the ability of prospective student-athletes to earn a degree. University revises process for admitting student-athletes. Beyond meeting all requirements established by the University of North Carolina system, student-athletes must demonstrate that they are likely to exceed UNC-Chapel Hill’s own standards for satisfactory academic progress, which apply to all undergraduates during their first year. Any applicant who does not meet the system requirements or UNC-Chapel Hill’s higher expectations can be offered admission only after being reviewed in detail and approved by a faculty committee.
After analyzing the academic performance of previously enrolled student-athletes, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions develops a predicted first-year grade-point average which later will be used to help make admissions decisions.
Advisory Committee on Undergraduate Admissions approves written guidelines for standardized testing in admissions.
Advisory Committee on Undergraduate Admissions approves written charge and procedures for the Athletics Subcommittee (now the Committee on Special Talent). (Refer to: http://faccoun.unc.edu/committees-2/appointed-committees/undergraduate-admissions-committee/committee-on-special-talent/.)