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Credit Programs for Part-time Students

Self-paced Courses

As a part-time student through Self-paced Courses, you can earn college credit by taking correspondence or online courses at your own pace. All courses are taught from a distance, and no class attendance is required. The courses can be started at any time and are not tied to a semester schedule. You have nine months to complete the course work.

The institutions offering self-paced courses are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All courses have been approved by the department offering the course. Courses originate and credit is granted from ten institutions in the University of North Carolina system:

  • Appalachian State University
  • East Carolina University
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • North Carolina State University
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • Western Carolina University
  • Winston-Salem State University

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Self-paced Courses is administered by Credit Programs for Part-time Students in the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education at UNC-Chapel Hill. Disclosure of information on students is governed by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

All current information is on this website, but to request a printed catalog, email or call 800-862-5669.

Printed Catalog

For a printed catalog, email or call 800-862-5669.

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