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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, contact Undergraduate Admissions, CB# 2200, Jackson Hall (919-966-3621) to change your date of admission to begin First Session or Second Session. If you are beginning a graduate degree program this summer or fall, contact the Graduate School, CB# 4010, Bynum Hall (919-966-2611).

Part-time Classroom Studies students enrolled this spring or newly admitted: Contact Part-time Classroom Studies at the Friday Center, CB# 1020 (919-962-1134) to take summer classes.

Course Load

The maximum credit hour load allowed cannot exceed more than 8 credit hours in Maymester/First Session or more than 8 credit hours in Second Session. Students will be required to drop to 8 credit hours if the 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.

Registering for classes

Incoming UNC-Chapel Hill students who attend Summer School should see their academic advisers on campus 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.) 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

Drop, Cancel or Withdraw

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