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Summer Programs

Participation in the summer programs is required

Summer Academy

The UNC McNair Summer Academy program is a 6-week program* designed for McNair Scholars as they enter their junior year. Participants will:

  • Attend classes and participate in cohort activities on Tuesday and Thursdays in June & July from 9am-2pm

    • UNIV431 (2 credits)
      • Overview of research process and philosophy
    • LIB251 (1 credit)
      • Literature review preparation

*This program includes activities such as guided work time and visits to local graduate schools. Therefore, the McNair program provides a room and board stipend (usually ~$900) and can arrange for students to stay in UNC dorms for the duration of the program if needed.

Summer PREP

The UNC McNair Summer PREP program is a 1-week intensive program* designed for McNair Scholars as they enter their senior year. Participants will:

  • Prepare for and complete necessary graduate admissions tests (e.g., the GRE).
  • Begin the graduate school search and application process, while learning strategies to maximize your chances of getting accepted into the graduate program of your choice.

Other Summer Activities

  • Disseminate their independent research project in the form of conference presentations and potentially submission for publication (second summer).