Online Education

Carolina Courses Online

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.

Online Exchange with other campuses in University of North Carolina system

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.

Semester Online

Semester Online offers online, for-credit courses to UNC undergraduate students through a consortium of top-tier universities that, in addition to UNC, includes Boston College, Brandeis University, Emory University, Northwestern University, Trinity College Dublin, University of Melbourne, University of Notre Dame, Wake Forest University and Washington University in St. Louis.

The program offers academically qualified college students access to an online learning experience among consortium schools that features live class sessions with professors, richly produced and self-paced course materials, and a strong social network that enables them to collaborate, engage in conversations, and establish meaningful relationships. Undergraduates must review program requirements to determine if they are eligible to apply to Semester Online.