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UNC Honors Program?

royallypurpleroyallypurple Posts: 24Registered User New Member
Hi, I was wondering if they were still sending out notifications for people who got into honors, or if by this time, the fact that I haven't received anything about honors program means I didnt get in.

I think my stats match up pretty well and I've gotten into the honors program at schools of similar caliber, so I'm just curious.

Thanks!
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Replies to: UNC Honors Program?

  • SanfordDadSanfordDad Posts: 85Registered User Junior Member
    My son got into the University of Pittsburgh's Honor College but didn't get a sniff from UNC. NC State invited him to apply but rejected him even tough he scored 1400 on the SATs.
  • PolobearPolobear Posts: 283Registered User Junior Member
    i wish i could get the honors title, but then I think it's all about putting the cherry on top of a flambet dish. The requirements alone will bother me if I am admitted, and I predict that in the future I would eventually drop out.
    Just realize that there are other ways to getting an honor's title than just being in the program. Sure it has its perks, but those perks are accessible by almost everyone capable enough at UNC who didn't get into Honors out of sheer chance.
  • theman44theman44 Posts: 210Registered User Junior Member
    @SanfordDad not trying to be rude but I dont think Pitt Honors is comparable to UNC
    My friend was accepted to Cooper Union but rejected from UNC.
  • SanfordDadSanfordDad Posts: 85Registered User Junior Member
    Not trying to say my son should have been invited to the Honors College at UNC. Pitt is an AAU school and has been very agressive in trying to lure my son to Pittsburgh. I realize it isn't on UNC's level. Pitt is above NC State on the food chain. What bothered me a little was my son not getting invited for Honors College at NC State. If State wants to attract high achieving kids that major in fields other than engineering, they need to be more agressive and offer Honors College to anyone with an SAT score of 1400 or higher.
  • chardur63chardur63 Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    At the risk of sounding clueless, is UNC-Chapel Hill a good choice over Harvard?or Princeton? My son was accepted, but not sure where to go...he received a lot of great offers...I think it will be hard to choose one..
  • placido240placido240 Posts: 636- Member
    At the risk of sounding clueless, is UNC-Chapel Hill a good choice over Harvard?or Princeton? My son was accepted, but not sure where to go...he received a lot of great offers...I think it will be hard to choose one..

    I'm sorry, Mr. Troll, but if you are advanced enough the college game to post on CC you clearly know or ought to know the differences between UNC and Harvard/Princeton.
  • telecom543telecom543 Posts: 73Registered User Junior Member
    UNC-CH honors vs UF Honors?

    Trying to decide btw these two...undecided science major...neurobiology...maybe science math teacher
    Any advice...opinions?
  • franckherve1franckherve1 Posts: 45Registered User Junior Member
    UNC Honors College is better I'd think
  • jessimo093jessimo093 Posts: 422Registered User Member
    Overall, Chapel Hill is a better school. But since you know your general area of study at least, compare the departments. I personally can't comment on either science dept, but if either one is significantly better, I would say to go with that one.
  • luxlibertasluxlibertas Posts: 181Registered User Junior Member
    There isn't much to UNC Honors. It's silly to let it affect what school you choose--either by choosing UNC because you got it or not choosing UNC because you didn't.
  • phonyreal98phonyreal98 Posts: 1,961Registered User Senior Member
    UNC-CH honors vs UF Honors?

    Trying to decide btw these two...undecided science major...neurobiology...maybe science math teacher
    Any advice...opinions?

    Just to let you know, UNC does not have a neuroscience major...
  • adswimfastadswimfast Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    I received an invite to be a First Year Fellow in the Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence. What does that mean? Does this mean I am in the honors program?
  • cloyingcloying Posts: 884Registered User Member
    It doesn't have neuroscience but it does have a cognitive neuroscience (or it's called something like that) major which I wish I'd had a chance to look into before it was too late.

    That said you can major in psych and work in a lab that focuses on neuroscience. Or take neuroscience courses in the bio department. That course is supposedly ridiculously hard but also incredibly interesting. Wish I had had time to take it!
  • phonyreal98phonyreal98 Posts: 1,961Registered User Senior Member
    It doesn't have neuroscience but it does have a cognitive neuroscience (or it's called something like that) major which I wish I'd had a chance to look into before it was too late.

    That said you can major in psych and work in a lab that focuses on neuroscience. Or take neuroscience courses in the bio department. That course is supposedly ridiculously hard but also incredibly interesting. Wish I had had time to take it!

    The Cognitive Science minor isn't really a neuroscience course of study...it seems to go for more breadth than depth, and you only have to take one course that focuses on the biological origins of cognition to complete the minor. OP, I can PM you details if you want.
    That said you can major in psych and work in a lab that focuses on neuroscience.

    This is what I do. *thumbs up*
  • telecom543telecom543 Posts: 73Registered User Junior Member
    Thanks...I am interested in cognitive neuroscience...love phych...please tell me more about the courses and the lab.
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