Carolina Courses Online offers distance education courses on a semester schedule in the spring, fall and over an extended summer session. Class attendance is not required, but students communicate with classmates and their instructor via e-mail and discussion forums. Courses originate and credit is granted from UNC-Chapel Hill.
Carolina Courses Online (CCO) is open to anyone regardless of whether the individual is enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill. Admission to UNC-Chapel Hill is not required, but students should be at least a high school senior.
Courses are taught in English, and students are expected to have competency in reading and writing English. University faculty members expect students to write and speak effectively, including the use of correct spelling, grammar and style.
Through UNC Online Exchange. students may enroll in courses at campuses other than their home campus at no additional cost. Each exchange represents a different discipline or language. These exchanges can enhance the courses offered in a student’s major program or can provide courses in disciplines and languages not offered on a student’s campus.