Part-Time Classroom Studies

Through Carolina’s Part-Time Classroom Studies program, students can take for-credit courses at Carolina.

Students taking notes during class.

Is Part-Time Classroom Studies Right for Me?

This program may be a good fit for you if:

  • You live locally and have been away from a traditional school setting for at least one year,
  • You’re a local high school student, or
  • You’re a UNC employee who has not yet earned a Bachelor’s degree and is seeking to complete a degree

If none of the situations above apply to you, there are other Carolina programs that may fit your goals:

 

Ready to Apply?

  • Create your MyCarolina account by clicking “Create an Account.” Check your email for your temporary PIN and password setup instructions.
  • Log in, click “Start New Application,” select “Part-Time Student,” and click “Create Application.” You can save your application and work on it multiple times before you submit it.
  • Along with your application, you’ll also submit:
    • Your $85 application fee, unless you are a returning student, in which case the fee is waived.
    • A Residency Certification Number, if you’re claiming North Carolina residency.
    • If you’re a degree-seeking student, please provide official transcripts from your high school and all previously attended colleges and universities showing that you’ve maintained at least a 2.0 GPA and are eligible to return to each institution.
    • If you’re a high school student, there are additional materials that we’ll ask you to provide.

When to Apply

TermApplication AvailableApplication DeadlineClasses Begin
SpringSeptember 15December 1January
Summer IFebruary 15April 15May
Summer IIFebruary 15June 1June
FallFebruary 15July 1August
TermApplication AvailableApplication DeadlineClasses Begin
SpringSeptember 15December 1January
Summer IFebruary 15April 15May
Summer IIFebruary 15June 1June
FallFebruary 15July 1August
TermApplication AvailableApplication DeadlineClasses Begin
SpringSeptember 15December 1January
Summer IFebruary 15April 15May
Summer IIFebruary 15June 1June
FallFebruary 15July 1August

After You Apply

  • You’ll get an 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 MyCarolina.
  • After all items on the checklist have been received, a decision will be available in MyCarolina within two weeks. If you are admitted, please reply to our offer of admission on MyCarolina.

High School Students

High school students admitted to the part-time classroom studies program may take up to one class per semester and must meet all the following criteria:

  • You’re continuously enrolled in high school full-time.
  • Your school does not offer a course comparable to the one you want to take here.
  • You can demonstrate adequate academic preparation for the course.

High school students do not need to submit transcripts or test scores, but you must submit a letter from your counselor affirming you’ve met the above criteria and that the counselor approves of your decision to dual-enroll. Please send counselor letters to ptcs@admissions.unc.edu.

If you are planning to take STOR 155 or MATH 231 or higher, please submit your AP Calculus, SAT Subject Test Math level 1 or 2 exam scores, or official college transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. This lets us verify that you’ve satisfied the appropriate pre-requisite(s) before you register for courses at UNC.

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