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How to Apply

Qualifying students must first be officially accepted to UNC Charlotte as a Cato College of Education Freshman or in a content major that aligns with a Secondary Education or Foreign Language Minor.

The ELC is a residential optional program on campus. Prospective ELC students choosing to participate in the residential portion must complete a Housing Application prior to applying to the program. Please note that students may not initially apply for Learning Community housing. Upon acceptance into the ELC, students will be reassigned into C. F. Lynch Hall, the Learning Community residence hall.

Interested students are encouraged to attend UNC Charlotte Explore information sessions. Upcoming Explore dates are available on the Undergraduate Admissions website.

 Application Process:

  • Apply and be accepted to UNC Charlotte as a Cato College of Education Freshman

  • Submit a completed Housing Application (if choosing the residential option)

  • Apply to the Education Learning Community via online application

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