Access and Outreach

The University of North Carolina and its constituent institutions are committed to increasing access to higher education in North Carolina.


The University-School Programs Division

The University-School Programs Division responds directly to UNC's strategic priority, addressing K-16 education in North Carolina.


GEAR UP North Carolina

The UNC System administers a U.S. Department of Education grant that supports access to higher education through GEAR UP North Carolina.


College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC)

It also serves as the administrative agent for the Pathways program, a component of the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) partnership, and houses the departments of CFNC Technology & Internet Services and the CFNC Resource Center.


The UNC System also seeks to improve collaboration among many other pre-college access programs across the state via meetings, conferences, and dissemination of best practices.



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