We’re delighted you’re interested in part-time classroom studies. Please follow the steps below and let us know if we can help you in any way.

Application Deadlines

Term Application Available Application Deadline
Fall 2020 Early March 2020 July 20, 2020

Application Instructions
**Please note: If you’ve already earned a bachelor’s degree, you’ll complete a post baccalaureate application through the Friday Center. If you are a current student at another institution looking to take a summer course at Carolina, please contact the Summer School for application instructions.**

  • If you are claiming North Carolina residency, you must submit a residency application with the North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS). The RDS will provide you with a Residency Certification Number (RCN), which you are required to enter in your application for admission. Please complete your residency application through RDS and obtain your RCN before you start your application for admission.
  • Please check  your holds within your student services center before applying. Holds for Student Conduct and Academic Eligibility will delay your application from being evaluated and should be released before applying.
  • When you’re ready to apply, you’ll need to create a MyCarolina account. Go to mycarolina.unc.edu/apply and click “Create an account” under First-time users. (If you have previously created an account, please log in with those credentials.) Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive an email with a temporary PIN. Please follow the email instructions and set your password.
  • Once you’ve logged into your account, click on “Start New Application” and select “Part-Time Student” and click on”Create Application.”
  • To edit an in-progress application, log into your MyCarolina account and click on your application.

After submitting your application:

  • You’ll get an immediate email confirming that your application has been submitted.
  • If we require additional materials to review your application, they will be listed on your status page in your MyCarolina account. Be sure to check your status page daily and respond promptly to any items on your checklist.
  • Please note, if you were academically ineligible or suspended when you left the University, you must restore your eligibility to enroll by contacting Undergraduate Retention. If you have questions about your academic eligibility, please see the standards for academic eligiblity or contact an Academic Advisor.
  • After all items on the checklist have been received, a decision will be available for you to view in your within two weeks. If you are admitted, please reply to our offer of admission on your MyCarolina status page. Once you accept the admission offer, please allow one to two business days to gain access to registration.


  • Submitted application.
  • Residency Certification Number, which you will receive when you complete the residency process with the North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS) at www.ncresidency.org.
  • $85 application fee (waived for returning students) – may be submitted online through the online application or by mailing a personal check or money order. Please include your full name and date of birth on the personal check or money order.
  • Official transcripts – only required for degree-seeking students. You must submit official transcripts from your high school and all previously-attended colleges and universities. Please note you must have maintained at least a 2.0 GPA and be eligible to return to all previously-attended institutions.
  • High school students must also submit a letter from their counselor to ptcs@admissions.unc.edu stating that their school does not offer a course comparable to the one they want to take here, that they have and can demonstrate adequate academic preparation for the course, and approving the student’s decision to dual-enroll.

Note: Financial aid funds may not be applied to the application fee. Additionally, the application fee is not applicable to your tuition charges. If applicable, please be sure that all past-due accounts with the Cashier, Student Loans, Libraries, Student Stores, or any other offices or agencies of the University have been brought current and cleared before applying. You will not be able to register for classes with any past due accounts.

Please make the check (or money order) payable to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and mail to:

Undergraduate Admissions
Campus Box 2200, Jackson Hall
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Transitioning from non-degree seeking to degree-seeking status
To be considered for degree-seeking status, complete the Part-time Classroom Studies application. Send official transcripts from your high school and all colleges and universities attended.

Transitioning from part-time to full-time status
Part-time students may apply to become full-time if they have completed:

  • At least three fall or spring semesters (not including summer terms) and earned a minimum of 18 classroom hours, or
  • At least two fall or spring semesters (not including summer terms) and earned a minimum of 12 classroom hours at UNC, in addition to enough transfer credit from other institutions to bring total to 51 credit hours.

To transition from part-time degree-seeking to full-time degree-seeking status, click here.

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