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.

If you are planning to graduate in August, you could be eligible for financial assistance through the summer degree completion program, a partnership with Academic Advising, Scholarships and Student Aid, and The Summer School. You become eligible for funding when you apply for summer graduation and enroll in all remaining degree requirements. For more information, click here.

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 19th (admitted summer visitors and UNC-CH depending on terms in residence) and March 20th (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 $250 per credit hour. Non-resident undergraduates are $655 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.