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. Students are encouraged to review the registration tips & tricks below and contact the Honors Carolina office for assistance with registration issues. Review the Fall 2017 Honors Carolina Course Registration Memo & Instructions here.

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.

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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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Registration Tips & Tricks: Honors Courses & ConnectCarolina

Use the Class Search feature to find honors courses that fulfill certain General Education requirements:

  • Enter “HNRS” in the Class Search Criteria field
  • Click the “+” button to add another search criteria

Find honors course descriptions & registration information in ConnectCarolina:

  • After performing a class search, click on the course section number to view the Class Detail page
  • Scroll down to the Class Notes section for detailed course information

Wait list an honors course:

  • Wait listing for honors courses is not handled in ConnectCarolina. If you try to register for an honors course and find that it is full, add your name to the wait list by completing the request form at

Fall 2017 Registration

Online registration for most honors courses has been suspended. Please submit a wait list request to indicate your interest in an honors course. Wait lists requests will be processed starting in mid-July—after incoming, first year honors students have been enrolled in classes.


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.