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Undergraduate Business Admissions for High School Students

The Undergraduate Business Program at UNC Kenan-Flagler welcomes your interest!
We seek well-rounded, diverse students who are interested in pursuing a liberal-arts degree with an emphasis on the development of fundamental business skills. This page provides information on ways to apply to the program and answers to some common questions.

Admissions Process for High School Prospective Students

UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Undergraduate Business program is a professional school within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  All students apply to the business major or minor options through an intra-transfer process as a current student after their first year or second year of study.

Prospective students interested in UNC Kenan-Flagler should apply to the College of Arts & Sciences through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

To learn more about our intra-transfer admissions process view the Admissions information provided for Current Students or learn more through UNC Kenan-Flagler’s campus and virtual visit opportunities.

Undergraduate Assured Enrollment Special Opportunity

UNC Kenan-Flagler selects a small group of high-achieving prospective students for assured admission to the undergraduate business major. The Assured Enrollment Program (also commonly referred to as Assured Admission to Business) is one of a few assured enrollment Special Opportunities offered to a small percentage of incoming students.

Special Opportunities nominees are selected for the Assured Enrollment Program through a comprehensive evaluation of their UNC Undergraduate Admissions application. You do not need to provide a supplemental application for the Assured Enrollment Program. Students are chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Exemplary high school academic record
  • Significant extracurricular involvement
  • Demonstrated leadership

If you’re selected for the Assured Enrollment Program you are not required to declare Business on your general application to UNC. Should your academic interests change, there is no obligation to pursue a business degree.

For Assured Enrollment consideration:

  • Apply by the Early Action deadline.
  • Select Assured Enrollment to UNC Kenan-Flagler as an interest area within the Special Opportunities question of the UNC application.
  • Only applicants nominated for Special Opportunities (roughly top 9-10% of admitted students) and meeting the criteria listed above will receive a supplemental review for Assured Enrollment consideration. There are no supplemental requirements for consideration.

If you are granted Assured Enrollment, you will need to meet the program requirements described below along with submitting a streamlined version of the normal application after your first year at UNC.

Program Requirements

In order to maintain assured enrollment status, students must:

  1. Maintain a 3.25 GPA in the first year at UNC.
  2. Make steady progress through the business pre-requisites.
  3. Complete two first-year seminar type business classes (BUSI 188 and BUSI 189).
  4. Submit an abridged, non-evaluative version of the application indicating your wishes to pursue the business major or minor after their first year.

While an incredible opportunity, it is important to note that Assured Enrollment is the least commonly traveled path to the business major. Please see additional FAQs listed at the bottom of the page or follow the link below to access additional information or to schedule a virtual or campus visit.


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