Through Self-paced Courses, part-time students can earn college credit by taking correspondence or online courses at their own pace. All courses are taught from a distance—no class attendance is required. The courses can be started at any time and are not tied to a semester schedule. Students have nine months to complete the course work.
The institutions offering courses are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Courses originate and credit is granted from eight institutions in the University of North Carolina system:
All courses have been reviewed and approved by the department offering the course. To locate courses from a particular institution, consult the Institutional Course Index.
Self-paced Courses is administered by Credit Programs for Part-time Students in the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education at UNC-Chapel Hill. Disclosure of information on students is governed by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
You can request a printed Self-paced Courses catalog by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 800-862-5669.
“With our scheduling, it’s almost impossible for me to attend courses in person. Without the self-paced program that lets me take the course over a longer period of time, I’m not sure I’d be able to complete [classes].”