Applications to become a student-instructor are submitted in the Spring semester in the year before the C-START student-instructor will teach. Students are chosen that same semester. For example, a student-instructor interested in teaching in 2024-2025 should apply in Spring 2024 and will be notified before the end of the semester.


Students interested in teaching a C-START course must have a 3.0 GPA, completed four semesters at UNC, earned 75 credit hours (including placement credits) by the end of the Spring 2024 semester, and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.000 or higher. (Junior transfer students are exempt from the four semester requirement.)

Submit An Application

The application period for students interested in teaching a C-START course during the 2024-2025 academic year will open on February 16.

Students are required to submit the following materials:

  • Résumé (including student’s qualifications to teach that course)
  • Description of the proposed course
  • Letter of support from a faculty mentor (sent separately by the faculty)


Application Deadline

All application materials, including the faculty letter of support, are due to Honors Carolina by Monday, March 25, 2025 at 4:00 pm EST.

Students who are accepted into C-START will work under the supervision of a faculty mentor during the Fall 2024 semester to prepare their course, submitting a final course syllabus at the end of the term which must be approved by the C-START oversight committee.