This policy applies to the following students:

  • students who entered UNC-CH prior to fall 2014;
  • transfer students who entered UNC-CH in fall 2014;
  • transfer students who entered UNC-CH in fall 2015.

You must submit add, drop, and audit requests through your college or school dean’s office. Therefore, if you are a junior or senior in a professional school, you must conduct adds, drops, and audit requests through your professional school regardless of whether or not the course is offered by a department in that school. Accordingly, if you are a student in the College of Arts and Sciences, you must conduct add, drop, and audit requests through the Academic Advising Program. The processes for dropping classes in the College of Arts and Sciences follows.

If you are seeking an exception to the standard course load limits you should review the approval guidelines for overload and underload.

Dropping Classes

You may drop classes from your schedule through the eighth week of classes during fall and spring terms, through the second day of class during Maymesters, and through the third day of class during summer terms one and two. You should confirm your registration period on ConnectCarolina and identify important dates and deadlines on the University Registrar’s calendar.

Students are not permitted to drop ENGL 100, ENGL 105/105I, or foreign language levels 1 through 3 being used to fulfill the Foundations requirement at any time during the semester, unless approved by a dean in the Academic Advising Program.

To maintain full-time status at the University during fall or spring terms, you must be enrolled in at least 12 academic hours of coursework. If you have extenuating circumstances you should see an academic advisor to discuss the possibility of a credit underload to enroll in less than 12 academic hours.  You are advised to check the University Registrar calendar to identify specific dates and deadlines for the terms in which you are registered.

If you need to drop all courses in a term, you should consult the withdrawal section of this website.

Appealing to Drop a Class

If you want to drop a class after the eighth week of classes, or if a drop would leave you with fewer than 12 hours, then you must appeal to drop a class. For details, please see the Academic Appeals page.