Morehead-Cain Selection Calendar
2016–2017

  • North Carolina Students

    2017

    August 15

    Application goes live

    October 15

    Application due for students attending in-state, out-of-state, and international high schools

    December 8

    Semifinalist notification to students attending North Carolina high schools

    2018

    January 3–11

    Regional Selection Interviews in North Carolina

    Tenative Schedule:
    January 3—Western
    January 4—Greater Mecklenburg
    January 5—Triad
    January 8—Triangle I
    January 9—Triangle II
    January 11—Eastern

    January 19

    Finalist notification to students attending North Carolina high schools

    March 3–March 6

    Final Selection Weekend in Chapel Hill

    March 9

    Scholarships offered, all finalists notified

    April 11

    Deadline to accept the Morehead-Cain

    April 27

    Class of 2022 announced

  • Out-of-State and International Students

    2017

    August 15

    Application goes live

    September 8

    SAT International deadline for October 7 administration (for international nominees)

    September 22

    ACT International deadline for October 28 administration (for international nominees)

    October 15

    Application due for students attending in-state, out-of-state, and international high schools

    November 2

    SAT International deadline for December 2 administration (for international nominees)

    November 3

    ACT International deadline for December 9 administration (for international nominees)

    November 11

    Semifinalist notification to students attending out-of-state and international high schools

    November 17–25

    Video interviews with out-of-state and international semifinalists

    December 15

    Finalist notification to students attending out-of-state and international high schools

    2018

    March 3–March 6

    Final Selection Weekend in Chapel Hill

    March 9

    Scholarships offered, all finalists notified

    April 11

    Deadline to accept the Morehead-Cain

    April 27

    Class of 2022 announced

  • British Students

    2017

    August 15

    Application goes live

    September 8

    SAT International deadline for October 7 administration (for international nominees)

    September 22

    ACT International deadline for October 28 administration (for international nominees)

    October 15

    Application deadline for students attending British high schools

    October 31

    Semifinalist notification to British students

    November 2

    SAT International deadline for December 2 administration (for international nominees)

    November 3

    ACT International deadline for December 9 administration (for international nominees)

    November 19–20

    British semifinal interviews in London

    Finalist notification to British students will take place on Wednesday, November 23.

    2018

    March 3–March 6

    Final Selection Weekend in Chapel Hill

    March 9

    Scholarships offered, all finalists notified

    April 11

    Deadline to accept the Morehead-Cain

    April 27

    Class of 2022 announced

  • Canadian Students

    2017

    August 15

    Application goes live

    September 8

    SAT International deadline for October 7 administration (for international nominees)

    September 22

    ACT International deadline for October 28 administration (for international nominees)

    October 31

    Application deadline for students attending Canadian high schools

    November 2

    SAT International deadline for December 2 administration (for international nominees)

    November 3

    ACT International deadline for December 9 administration (for international nominees)

    December 8

    Semifinalist notification to Canadian students

    December 11–15

    Video interviews for Canadian semifinalists

    December 21

    Finalist notification to Canadian students

    2018

    March 3–March 6

    Final Selection Weekend in Chapel Hill

    March 9

    Scholarships offered, all finalists notified

    April 11

    Deadline to accept the Morehead-Cain

    April 27

    Class of 2022 announced

  • Admissions Referral Students

    2017

    October 15

    UNC-Chapel Hill Early Action deadline

    December 20

    Admissions Referral Candidates—select Early Action applicants nominated by UNC Admissions—invited to apply for Morehead-Cain

    2018

    January 9

    Deadline for Admissions Referral Candidates to apply, including video interviews

    January 19

    Finalist notification to Admissions Referral Candidates

    March 3–March 6

    Final Selection Weekend in Chapel Hill

    March 9

    Scholarships offered, all finalists notified

    April 11

    Deadline to accept the Morehead-Cain

    April 27

    Class of 2022 announced

Note: On notifications days, all notifications are made at the end of the business day (Eastern Standard Time).