Morehead-Cain Selection Calendar
2017–2018

  • North Carolina Students

    2018

    August 15

    Application goes live

    October 15

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

    December 7

    Semifinalist notification to students attending North Carolina high schools

    2019

    January 3–11

    Regional Selection Interviews in North Carolina

    Tenative Schedule:
    January 3—Western
    January 4—Greater Mecklenburg
    January 7—Triangle I
    January 8—Triad
    January 10—Triangle II
    January 11—Eastern

    January 18

    Finalist notification to students attending North Carolina high schools

    March 2–March 5

    Final Selection Weekend in Chapel Hill

    March 8

    Scholarships offered, all finalists notified

    April 11

    Deadline to accept the Morehead-Cain

    April 27

    Class of 2023 announced

  • Out-of-State and International Students

    2018

    August 15

    Application goes live

    September 8

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

    September 21

    ACT International deadline for October 27 administration (for international nominees)

    October 1

    Application deadline for students attending out-of-state high schools

    October 15

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

    November 1

    SAT International deadline for December 1 administration (for international nominees)

    November 2

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

    November 16

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

    November 16–25

    Video interviews with out-of-state and international semifinalists

    December 14

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

    2019

    March 2–March 5

    Final Selection Weekend in Chapel Hill

    March 8

    Scholarships offered, all finalists notified

    April 11

    Deadline to accept the Morehead-Cain

    April 27

    Class of 2023 announced

  • British Students

    2018

    August 15

    Application goes live

    September 8

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

    September 21

    ACT International deadline for October 27 administration (for international nominees)

    October 15

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

    October 31

    Semifinalist notification to British students

    November 1

    SAT International deadline for December 1 administration (for international nominees)

    November 2

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

    November 18–21

    British semifinal interviews in London

    Finalist notification to British students will take place on Wednesday, November 21.

    2019

    March 2–March 5

    Final Selection Weekend in Chapel Hill

    March 8

    Scholarships offered, all finalists notified

    April 11

    Deadline to accept the Morehead-Cain

    April 27

    Class of 2023 announced

  • Canadian Students

    2018

    August 15

    Application goes live

    September 8

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

    September 21

    ACT International deadline for October 27 administration (for international nominees)

    October 31

    Application deadline for students attending Canadian high schools

    November 1

    SAT International deadline for December 1 administration (for international nominees)

    November 2

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

    December 7

    Semifinalist notification to Canadian students

    December 12–16

    Video interviews for Canadian semifinalists

    December 21

    Finalist notification to Canadian students

    2019

    March 2–March 5

    Final Selection Weekend in Chapel Hill

    March 8

    Scholarships offered, all finalists notified

    April 11

    Deadline to accept the Morehead-Cain

    April 27

    Class of 2023 announced

  • Admissions Referral Students

    2018

    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

    2019

    January 9

    Deadline for Admissions Referral Candidates to apply, including video interviews

    January 19

    Finalist notification to Admissions Referral Candidates

    March 2–March 5

    Final Selection Weekend in Chapel Hill

    March 8

    Scholarships offered, all finalists notified

    April 11

    Deadline to accept the Morehead-Cain

    April 27

    Class of 2023 announced

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