Welcome to Pre-College Outreach

The UNC Asheville Office of Pre-College Outreach (PCO) offers a wide-range of outreach activities and services available to schools, communities, and other partners. Our research, scholarship, and expertise, along with our commitment to heightening the importance of social and civic responsibility among our faculty, staff, and students, helps to fuel engaged inquiry in an evolving and increasingly complex global society.

We are committed to advancing the University’s mission of seeking and serving North Carolina’s most promising students, regardless of need, and facilitating their path to graduation as a strategic priority. 

Looking for pre-college programs for high schoolers or summer camps? Visit camps.unca.edu.

Student looking under a microscope


GEAR UP promotes and fosters a college-going ideology in school districts throughout Western North Carolina.

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Junior Bulldog Program

This exciting campus odyssey has been designed with the middle school student in mind!

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Celebrating Middle School Success

Each March, UNC Asheville showcases works of art from area middle school students on campus.

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