Registering for Honors Carolina Courses

Honors Carolina students receive priority registration and can register online for Honors courses before they are available to other eligible students. All Honors courses can be located by searching “HNRS” in ConnectCarolina. Students are encouraged to review Tips & Tricks: Honors Course Registration for advice on the registration process.

Honors Carolina Courses

Honors Carolina courses are rigorous and challenging. Led by some of Carolina’s most distinguished faculty, these courses rely on research and hands-on learning to explore academic subjects in depth.

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Honors Carolina First Year Seminars

Honors Carolina offers more than a dozen seminars specifically designed for first year students. All first year students must enroll in one Honors First Year Seminar. Students who do not complete this requirement during the Fall semester will receive priority registration for Honors First Year Seminars in the Spring. Wait listing is not permitted for Honors First Year Seminars.

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Honors Carolina Course Equivalents:
Additional Opportunities to Gain Honors Credit

Honors Carolina offers several alternative ways to earn course credit toward their graduation requirements:

  • Honors Study Abroad Programs
  • Burch Field Research Seminars
  • Dunlevie Honors Colloquia
  • Honors Contract
  • Faculty-Mentored Research
  • Honors Carolina Fellowships
  • Graduate-Level Coursework
  • Non-Honors Study Abroad Programs

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Wait List Requests

The waiting list period for Spring 2016 courses has ended.

To enroll in an Honors Carolina course, students must contact the course instructor after Friday, January 8 to obtain written permission and deliver the permission note to Amber Duntley in the Honors Carolina office (225 Graham Memorial) beginning Monday, January 11.


Honors Carolina courses have an average of 22 students. 

Access to Honors Carolina Courses

If space is available, students with a 3.0 GPA may enroll in Honors Carolina courses during the regular registration period.

More than 200 students each year are introduced to Honors Carolina this way.