Q: If I am a student at Carolina, do I have to apply to Summer School?
A: No. See your advisor in General College, Arts & Sciences, or professional school.
Q: Is Summer School open to anyone?
A: Yes, any high school graduate who is qualified to do competitive college work can apply as a visiting student. Rising honor roll high school seniors can also apply. Contact Summer School at (919) 966-4364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also read the ‘High school student’ section of our Application and Admission web-page for required documents needed for high school students to apply.
Q: Who attends Summer School at UNC-Chapel Hill ?
A: About 6,000 students attend First Session; 5,000 attend Second Session. About 65 percent are undergraduates. About 600 are visiting students from other colleges and universities, or recent UNC-Chapel Hill graduates.
Q: Do grades and credits count toward graduation?
A: For UNC-Chapel Hill students, credit hours and grades count the same as in fall or spring terms. For visiting students, transfer of grades or credit is determined by your home institution.
Q: How do I transfer course credit to my home institution?
A: If you wish to transfer UNC-Chapel Hill academic credit, obtain written approval from the dean or adviser at your home institution prior to your summer registration at UNC-Chapel Hill. Such approval is for your protection only; it is not required by Summer School at UNC-Chapel Hill, which cannot approve credits for transfer. You must request a transcript from the University Registrar to have grades sent to your home institution.
Q: Is on-campus housing available during the summer?
A: Yes. The rates per session are: Session I: Double room with air: $846.00; Session II: Double room with air: $846.00; Maymester: Double room with air $412.00. Please contact the Department of University Housing and Residential Life, SASB North, (919-962-5401) or on the web at (housing.unc.edu). Granville Towers also is open for summer sessions (www.granvilletowers.com).
Q: Is financial aid available for summer?
A: Aid may be available if you are a UNC-Chapel Hill student and have a 2014-2015 FAFSA. Contact Scholarships and Student Aid, First Floor, Vance Hall, (962-8396) for details.
Q: How long is each session?
A: Summer courses, including summer online courses, are compressed into 5 1/2 week sessions. Classes meet Monday through Friday for 90 minute periods unless otherwise specified. Maymester courses are compressed into 3 weeks with classes meeting Monday-Friday for 3 hours and 15 minutes.
Q: When do I register?
A: Registration for Summer School will begin on March 24 (admitted summer visitors and UNC-CH depending on terms in residence) and March 25 (all remaining UNC-CH students). See our “Registration” sections for more information.
Q: How many hours may I take each session?
A: The typical full course load is two courses, usually six credit hours. The registration maximum is eight credit hours to allow a four -credit hour course or an extra one credit hour laboratory or physical activity course.
Q: What if I decide to drop all my classes once I am enrolled for Summer School?
A: Whether instruction has started or not, it is very important to “un-enroll” or officially “withdraw” from your summer classes. You cannot “drop” your last course; to reduce your course load to zero credit hours, you need to withdraw. Go to our “Deadlines to Cancel, Drop and Withdraw” and other calendars for deadlines. Drop/Cancellation forms are available from your Dean’s Office.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: The 2014 tuition and fees for North Carolina resident undergraduates are $230 per credit hour. Non-resident undergraduates are $590 per credit hour. Graduate students pay more per credit hour than undergraduates. For additional tuition rates, go to “Tuition & Fees.”
Q: What is the attendance policy?
A: Regular class attendance is a student obligation, and a student is responsible for all the work, including tests and written work, of all class meetings. No right or privilege exists that permits a student to be absent from any given number of class meetings. Students should check with instructor for attendance policies.