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Incoming Students

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 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,.

Part-time Classroom Studies (degree seeking) students enrolled this spring or newly admitted: Contact Academic Advising.

Course Load

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.

Full-time Enrollment

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 2024 Dates

Term Dates Registration Deadline
Summer Session I May 15 – June 22, 2024 May 15, 2024
Summer Session II June 24 – July 30, 2024 June 24, 2024

Recommended Summer Session II Courses for Incoming Undergraduates

For additional information on these courses, including any prerequisites, refer to

Priority Courses for Incoming First-year Students


BIOL 101

CHEM 102

COMP 110

ECON 101

ENGL 105

*MATH 110, 130, 231

NSCI 175

POLI 100, 130, 150

PSYC 101, 210, 220, 230, 245, 250, 260, 270

SOCI 101

**SPAN 102, 203 

STOR 155

*For more information about math placement, visit

**For language placement information, visit 

***If you have a disability or medical condition and would to request accommodations for a placement exam, please contact Accessibility Resources and Services at or visit

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:

AMST 110

ANTH 101, 147

ARTH 151

ARTS 105

CLAS 126, 131, 263

COMM 113, 140, 160, 170, 171, 224

DRAM 120

ENGL 100-level courses

EXSS  181

GEOG 120

GLBL 210

HIST 100-level courses

LING 101, 145

MUSC 100-level courses

PWAD 150

PHIL 100-level courses

POLI 100-level courses

NSCI 175

RELI 100-level courses

SOCI 101

WGST 101

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:

  1. 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.”
  2. You can also enroll in classes by going to the“enroll”-> “add” tab once your Registration Appointment starts.

Registration Notes

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 on the Office of the University Registrar’s website.

If you still have additional registration questions, you should contact the Registrar’s Office at

Academic Advising

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

Drop, Cancel or Withdraw

Please check with your UNC-Chapel Hill academic adviser and review the process at