Honors Carolina in the Classroom

From art history to economics, from biology to classics, Honors Carolina offers more than 200 courses and seminars each year that encompass virtually every discipline in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Academic rigor, creativity, and hands-on learning characterize these classes, which are led by Carolina's most distinguished faculty.


Honors Course Registration

Pre-registration checklist

The University Registrar’s office uses earned credit hours (rather than time in residence) to schedule your enrollment appointment. Members of Honors Carolina students are assigned to the earliest registration time on their appointment day – effectively moving you to the front of the line within your registration cohort. 

Below is an overview of the course registration process (for more details, please see the University Registrar’s Registration Guide).

THE BASICS

  • Students register for classes in two waves.
    • During Wave 1 (Weeks 1 and 2), you will register for up to 13 hours.
    • During Wave 2 (Weeks 3 and 4), you will register for up to 17 hours, including up to 4 waitlisted hours.
    • Open enrollment begins after Wave 2. You will then be able to register for up to 18 hours.
  • The day of your registration appointment will be determined by earned credit hours (limited to completed UNC credits and transfer credits).
  • The time of your registration appointment will be determined by your status as an Honors Carolina student. You will register at 7:00 a.m. – the earliest slot on your appointment day.
    MON TUE WED THU FRI
WAVE 1 WK 1 Priority Registration ≥90 credit hrs ≤78-89 credit hrs ≤70-77 credit hrs ≤54-69 credit hrs
WK 2 ≤45-53 credit hrs ≤31-44 credit hrs ≤16-30 credit hrs 0-16 credit hrs Registration Closed
WAVE 2 WK 3 Priority Registration ≥90 credit hrs ≤78-89 credit hrs ≤70-77 credit hrs HOLIDAY
WK 4 ≤54-69 credit hrs ≤45-53 credit hrs ≤31-44 credit hrs ≤16-30 credit hrs 0-16 credit hrs

 

REGISTRATION FOR HONORS COURSES

VERY IMPORTANT: IF YOU INTEND TO REGISTER FOR A FALL 2022 HONORS COURSE, YOU SHOULD DO SO DURING WAVE 1 OR WAVE 2. WHEN OPEN ENROLLMENT BEGINS ON APRIL 25, HONORS COURSE REGISTRATION WILL BE SUSPENDED IN ORDER TO RESERVE ALL REMAINING SEATS FOR INCOMING FIRST-YEAR HONORS STUDENTS. CONTINUING STUDENTS WILL NOT REGAIN REGISTRATION ACCESS FOR HONORS COURSES UNTIL AUGUST 8.

  • During Wave 1 (Mar 28-Apr 7):

    • Members of Honors Carolina will register during the 7am – 10am registration appointment timeslot on their assigned registration day
    • Register yourself for no more than two honors courses
    • Wait listing not available

 

  • During Wave 2 (Apr 11-Apr 22):

    • Members of Honors Carolina will register during the 7am – 10am registration appointment timeslot on their assigned registration day
    • Register for additional honors courses during this time
    • Wait listing available via ConnectCarolina (for members of Honors Carolina only)

 

  • During Open Enrollment (Begins Apr 25):

    • Honors Course registration will be suspended. Remaining seats are reserved for incoming first-year honors students.

 

  • On August 8:

    • Honors Course registration reopens for all eligible students (members of Honors Carolina and other students with a 3.000 or higher cumulative GPA). Additional wait listing is not available.

 

Please know that we will continue to send each student a customized Honors Carolina Laureate Status Update Report before registration begins. This report will include important registration dates and procedures, as well as provide you a record of your current program credits. If you have questions at any time regarding your status, please feel free to email us at honorscarolina@unc.edu.

Honors Carolina Academic Contacts

JASON CLEMMONS
Director of Curriculum, Recruitment & Operations
jason@unc.edu
Contact for: Honors course equivalents, Honors Carolina Laureate / program requirements

 

ERIN MARCINOWSKI
Assistant Director of Recruitment
erin@unc.edu
Contact for: Program requirements, probation

 

JENN MARSHBURN
Enrolled Student Services Coordinator
jenn.marshburn@unc.edu
Contact for: Honors course registration, course offerings & descriptions

Access to Honors Carolina Courses

If space is available, students with a 3.0 GPA may enroll in Honors Carolina courses (see above for timeline).

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

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Honors Carolina courses have an average of 22 students.