Online Education

Carolina Courses Online

Carolina Courses Online offers distance education courses on a semester schedule in the spring and fall. In the summer, the courses are offered during 1st and 2nd summer sessions for 5 1/2 weeks each and also over an extended summer session of 11 weeks. See the calendar for important dates. Class attendance is not required, but students will communicate with classmates and the instructor via email and discussion forums. Courses originate and credit is granted from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Carolina Courses Online is open to anyone regardless of whether the individual is enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill. Admission to UNC-Chapel Hill is not required, but students should be at least a high school senior.

Courses are taught in English, and students are expected to have competency in reading and writing English. University faculty members expect students to write and speak effectively, including the use of correct spelling, grammar and style.

Online Exchange with other campuses in University of North Carolina system

Through UNC Online Exchange. students may enroll in courses at campuses other than their home campus at no additional cost. Each exchange represents a different discipline or language. These exchanges can enhance the courses offered in a student’s major program or can provide courses in disciplines and languages not offered on a student’s campus.