Who is an Incoming Student?
First-year, Transfer, and Graduate students
If you have been accepted to UNC-Chapel Hill as a first-year or transfer student for the upcoming fall semester and wish to attend Summer School, go to https://admissions.unc.edu/faq/category/summer-school/ for information on next steps.
If you have already filled out a form with Admissions to change your admit date to summer term, please scroll down for next steps and registration information.
If you are beginning a graduate degree program this summer or fall, contact the Graduate School, CB# 4010, Bynum Hall (919-966-2611).
Non-Degree students enrolled this spring or newly admitted: Contact Digital and Life Long Learning https://dll.unc.edu/,.
Part-time Classroom Studies (degree seeking) students enrolled this spring or newly admitted: Contact Academic Advising.
The maximum credit hour load allowed is 8 credit hours in Maymester/First Session or 8 credit hours in Second Session. Students will be required to drop to 8 credit hours if this limit is exceeded.
The University defines full-time enrollment for the summer as 4 hours for undergraduate students and 3 hours for graduate students in one of the summer terms.
Summer 2023 Dates
|Summer Session I||May 17 – June 23, 2023||May 17, 2023|
|Summer Session II||June 26 – August 1, 2023||June 26, 2023|
Recommended Summer Session II Courses for Incoming Undergraduates
For additional information on these courses, including any prerequisites, refer to https://summer.unc.edu/course-offerings/course-descriptions/
Priority Courses for Incoming First-year Students
*MATH 110, 130, 231
POLI 100, 130, 150
PSYC 101, 210, 220, 230, 245, 250, 260, 270
**SPAN 102, 203
*For more information about math placement, visit https://math.unc.edu/undergraduate/placement-information/
**For language placement information, visit https://languageplacement.unc.edu/
***If you have a disability or medical condition and would to request accommodations for a placement exam, please contact Accessibility Resources and Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://ars.unc.edu/students/request-forms/connect-ars
Recommended Courses for Incoming First-year Students
We recommend incoming first-year students take 100- or 200-level courses to fulfill General Education requirements in the summer. Courses offered in Summer II include:
ANTH 101, 147
CLAS 126, 131, 263
COMM 113, 140, 160, 170, 171, 224
ENGL 100-level courses
HIST 100-level courses
LING 101, 145
MUSC 100-level courses
PHIL 100-level courses
POLI 100-level courses
RELI 100-level courses
Registering for classes
Incoming UNC-Chapel Hill students who attend Summer School should see academic advising if they have questions about courses, drop or withdrawal deadlines, attendance, or other issues related to classes. Once registration is open, follow the steps below.
How to Register
Go to ConnectCarolina and click on the “Login to ConnectCarolina Student Center” icon on the right.
Enter your ONYEN and password
Within the ConnectCarolina Student Center, you have a few different options for adding courses:
- You can search for classes and add them to your Shopping Cart, and then enroll in those classes once your Registration Appointment starts. (Please note: that adding a class to your Shopping Cart does not automatically register you for the class, or guarantee a seat will be available when you try to enroll in the class. When adding classes to your Shopping Cart, be sure to follow through all the steps, until you see a message that the class has been added to your Shopping Cart.) Be sure to confirm that the course mode (in-person, remote, etc.) is what you want. When enrolling in classes that are in your Shopping Cart, check the check box next to the classes that you wish to try to enroll in, hit the “Enroll” button, and on the following screen be sure to click “Finish Enrolling.”
- You can also enroll in classes by going to the“enroll”-> “add” tab once your Registration Appointment starts.
Registration is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week once your appointment time begins.
Check the Notes section for classes ahead of time to see if the departments have placed any registration restrictions on the classes.
The web registration system times out in 20 minutes if no activity occurs during your session, and you will have to log back in.
If you have questions about the registration system, check the https://registrar.unc.edu/guide/registration-tasks/registration-faqs/registration-faqs/ on the Office of the University Registrar’s website.
If you still have additional registration questions, you should contact the Registrar’s Office at email@example.com.
If you are an incoming UNC-Chapel Hill student who plans to attend summer school, please see admissions to indicate your interest. Once activated for summer enrollment, you will receive an email with the name and contact information for an academic advisor who can assist you with questions about summer courses, drop or withdrawal deadlines, or other issues related to classes. Generally, we recommend incoming first-year students take 100- or 200-level courses in the summer.
Additional questions about fall course enrollment will be addressed during New Student Orientation. For information about summer orientation, visit the New Student & Family Programs website at https://nsfp.unc.edu/.
Drop, Cancel or Withdraw
Please check with your UNC-Chapel Hill academic adviser and review the process at https://registrar.unc.edu/.