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Credit Programs for Part-time Students

Cancel, Add, Defer, Drop, or Withdraw

You will use ConnectCarolina (log in via ConnectCarolina), to register for, drop, or add classes held on campus. For help, see the Registration Guide. On this page, you will find important dates and instructions for the following procedures:

Cancel Your Registration

If you register for Part-time Classroom Studies but cannot attend, you must cancel your registration before classes begin. No entry will be made on your academic record. If payment has been made you can request a full refund. New Admits: If you do not register or if you cancel your registration for your initial semester of admission but want to attend the next semester, you must defer (see Defer Entry). If you do not defer, you will have to pay the application fee again if you apply for subsequent terms.

Spring 2015 Semester

  • Before Jan 6: Call Part-time Classroom Studies to request a cancellation.
  • Jan 7–Apr 24:
    • If you have not attended any classes, you can cancel if your instructor provides Part-time Classroom Studies with verification of non-attendance. Contact a Classroom Studies advisor for further information.
    • If you have attended any classes, you must WITHDRAW (see Withdraw from the University).

Fall 2015 Semester

  • Before Aug 18: Call Part-time Classroom Studies to request a cancellation.
  • Aug 18–Dec 2:
    • If you have not attended any classes, you can cancel if your instructor provides Part-time Classroom Studies with verification of non-attendance. Contact a Classroom Studies advisor for further information.
    • If you have attended any classes, you must WITHDRAW (see Withdraw from the University).

Add a Course

You can add courses via ConnectCarolina. See Registration for opening dates by student classification.

Spring 2015 Semester

  • Nov 4–Jan 13: Use ConnectCarolina.
  • After Jan 13: Complete the add form at the Part-time Classroom Studies office. The professor teaching the course must approve the add.

Fall 2015 Semester

  • Apr 7–Aug 24: Use ConnectCarolina.
  • After Aug 24: Complete the add form at the Part-time Classroom Studies office. The professor teaching the course must approve the add.

Defer Entry

If you are an undergraduate, you can defer your term of entry only if you have a physician-documented medical reason or military service that prohibits you from attending school. If you want to postpone enrollment for reasons other than these, you will have to submit another application and pay another application fee.

If you are a postbaccalaureate student, you can defer your term of entry one time to the semester immediately following your original term of admission. No application fee is required. You must contact the Part-time Classroom Studies office by the end of the second week of class if you would like to defer. If you defer but do not register in the next semester, you forfeit your admission. If you later decide to return to Part-time Classroom Studies, you must complete a new application and pay the nonrefundable application fee.

Drop a Course

You can drop a course on or before the deadlines as long as one course remains on your schedule.

If you drop wish to drop all your courses or your only course after classes have begun, you must withdraw (see Withdraw from the University).

Undergraduates

  • Spring 2015
    • On or before Jan 21: Use ConnectCarolina to drop. Your tuition will be recalculated. (Do not use ConnectCarolina to drop your only course or all your courses once classes have begun.)
    • Jan 22–Mar 4: Complete a drop form at the Part-time Classroom Studies office. You will not receive a refund.
  • Fall 2015
    • On or before Aug 31: Use ConnectCarolina to drop. Your tuition will be recalculated. (Do not use ConnectCarolina to drop your only course or all your courses once classes have begun.)
    • Sep 1–Oct 12: Complete a drop form at the Part-time Classroom Studies office. You will not receive a refund.

Postbaccalaureates

  • Spring 2015
    • On or before Jan 21: Use ConnectCarolina to drop. Your tuition will be recalculated. (Do not use ConnectCarolina to drop your only course or all your courses once classes have begun.)
    • Jan 22–Apr 13: Complete a drop form at the Part-time Classroom Studies office. You will not receive a refund.
  • Fall 2015
    • On or before Aug 31: Use ConnectCarolina to drop. Your tuition will be recalculated. (Do not use ConnectCarolina to drop your only course or all your courses once classes have begun.)
    • Sep 1–Nov 18: Complete a drop form at the Part-time Classroom Studies office. You will not receive a refund.

If you need to drop after the dates above, contact Part-time Classroom Studies. You will not receive a refund of tuition. (If you are dropping or withdrawing after the deadline and have extenuating circumstances, you may submit an appeal. Contact a Part-time Classroom Studies advisor for a copy of the appeals guidelines.)

Withdraw from the University

Dropping your only course or all of your courses constitutes a withdrawal from the University and requires readmission for future semesters. Your permanent academic record will reflect a withdrawal for that semester. If you do not process a withdrawal by the last day of classes, you will receive a grade of FA (Failing/Absent) in your course(s). Each FA is computed as an F in your grade point average. You cannot withdraw after the last day of classes.

To withdraw, go to ConnectCarolina and log in to your student center with your Onyen. The withdrawal policy and instructions can be found at Withdrawals & Cancellations. To make an informed decision, carefully read the withdrawal policy before you decide to withdraw. This form should ONLY be used to cancel your only or ALL classes after attending at least one class.  If you did NOT attend any classes, contact the academic advisor at ceadvising@unc.edu for further assistance.

Notifying your instructor, contacting the University Registrar’s office, or contacting the Student Accounts office does not drop you from a course or withdraw you from the University. If you have questions concerning the e-form or the withdrawal process, contact an academic advisor at ceadvising@unc.edu.

Spring 2015

  • Before Mar 11: Complete the e-withdrawal form in ConnectCarolina.  Your refund will be prorated depending on the date you submit your withdrawal (see Tuition Refund Schedule).
  • Mar 12–Apr 24: Complete the e-withdrawal form in ConnectCarolina. You will not receive a refund, but you will avoid receiving an FA for the course. If you have extenuating circumstances, you can submit an appeal for a refund.

Fall 2015

  • Before Oct 20: Complete the e-withdrawal form in ConnectCarolina.  Your refund will be prorated depending on the date you submit your withdrawal (see Tuition Refund Schedule).
  • Oct 21–Dec 2: Complete the e-withdrawal form in ConnectCarolina. You will not receive a refund, but you will avoid receiving an FA for the course. If you have extenuating circumstances, you can submit an appeal for a refund.

Withdrawing will terminate your active status with the University. Your UNC One Card will be deactivated. To register for a future semester, you must apply for readmission; no fee is required. After three years, you must apply as a new student.