Q: If I am a student at Carolina, do I have to apply to Summer School?
A: No. See your adviser in General College, Arts & Sciences, or your 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 summer_school@unc.edu. 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 5,000 students in Academic Affairs attend First Session; 4,000 attend Second Session. About 85 percent are undergraduates. About 350 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 at UNC-CH 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: $867.00; Session II: Double room with air: $867.00; Maymester: Double room with air: $422.00. Please contact the Department of University Housing and Residential Education, 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 2016-2017 FAFSA. Contact Scholarships and Student Aid, First Floor, Vance Hall, (919-962-8396) 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 (admitted summer visitors and UNC-CH depending on terms in residence) and March TBD (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 2018 tuition and fees for North Carolina resident undergraduates are $TBD per credit hour. Non-resident undergraduates are $TBD 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 the instructor for attendance policies.