New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) is mandatory for all incoming students. You will need to sign up to attend NSO this summer before classes begin in August. Review NSO dates and register here.

Is there an advantage to attending a New Student Orientation session earlier in the summer?

No. We suggest that you choose the New Student Orientation session that works best with your schedule.

How do I sign up for New Student Orientation?

You can register for New Student Orientation on the New Student and Family Programs (NSFP) website.

What can I expect from UNC Advising?

We strongly recommend that you schedule an advising appointment prior to attending New Student Orientation (NSO). During NSO, advisors and faculty will present a session related to your major area of interest.

Test Scores and Transfer Credits

Where do I send my test scores and transfer credits?

You will need to send your test score reports and transcripts to UNC Admissions. Please refer to the Transfer Admitted Student Checklist.

Course Registration

When can I register for fall classes?

Fall class registration opened on April 15 and will close on May 31 at 11:59pm. Open enrollment will begin on Monday, August 5 and will remain open through the fifth day of classes.

The class I am trying to enroll in is open, but ConnectCarolina will not let me enroll.

Academic departments may choose to restrict enrollment in certain courses. Common reasons include: (a) The class is reserved for certain majors only, or (b) The class is reserved for a specific group of students (e.g., juniors or seniors).

What if a course I want/need to enroll in is closed?

Registration is a fluid process. Remember, students can adjust their course schedules through the fifth day of classes. Below are some tips to help you enroll:

  • Continue to check course availability throughout the registration period. Remember, UNC Advising cannot enroll you in courses.
  • Search for open sections that you may not have added to your shopping cart initially.
  • Register for another course of interest for now.

When can I adjust my initial schedule?

Your course schedule can be adjusted during Open Enrollment. Review the Open Enrollment dates here.

What if I am enrolled in fewer than 12 credit hours?

You need to enroll in at least 12 credit hours to be considered a full-time student. If you are still trying to add courses to your schedule, continue to search for open classes to add to your course schedule. You have until the end of your registration period (the fifth day of classes) to create a full-time course schedule.

What is the maximum number of credit hours I can take?

18 credit hours is the maximum credit limit.

UNC Advising

How can I change my major/minor?

To change your major or minor, please schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor or attend virtual drop-in hours.

When will my academic advisor by assigned? Who is my assigned academic advisor?

Your academic advisor will be assigned before classes start in August. You can find your assigned academic advisor by visiting your Student Center on ConnectCarolina. Until your advisor is assigned on ConnectCarolina, you can schedule a meeting with any advisor.

When can I make an appointment with my assigned advisor?

As soon as you pay your enrollment deposit, you can schedule a meeting with any academic advisor.

How should I prepare for my first meeting with my assigned academic advisor?

Please come to your meeting prepared with questions about your first semester course schedule. Your advisor may ask you about test scores or transfer credits you have earned, so please make sure you have submitted your score reports and transcripts to UNC Admissions prior to your advising meeting.

What if my question isn’t listed here?

You may contact your assigned advisor or email: