Cancel, Add, Defer, Drop, or Withdraw

You will use ConnectCarolina (log in via ConnectCarolina), to register for, drop, or add classes held on campus. For help, see the Registration Guide. On this page, you will find important dates and instructions for the following procedures:

Cancel Your Registration

If you register for Part-time Classroom Studies but cannot attend, you must cancel your registration before classes begin. No entry will be made on your academic record. If payment has been made you can request a full refund.

New Admits: If you do not register or if you cancel your registration for your initial semester of admission but want to attend the next semester, you must defer (see Defer Entry). If you do not defer, you will have to pay the application fee again if you apply for subsequent terms.

Fall 2016 Semester

  • Before Aug 23: Call Part-time Classroom Studies to request a cancellation.
  • Aug 23–Dec 7:
    • If you have not attended any classes, you can cancel if your instructor provides Part-time Classroom Studies with verification of non-attendance. Contact a Classroom Studies advisor for further information.
    • If you have attended any classes, you must WITHDRAW (see Withdraw from the University).

Spring 2017 Semester

  • On or before Jan 10: Call Part-time Classroom Studies to request a cancellation.
  • Jan 11–Apr 28:
    • If you have not attended any classes, you can cancel if your instructor provides Part-time Classroom Studies with verification of non-attendance. Contact a Classroom Studies advisor for further information.
    • If you have attended any classes, you must WITHDRAW (see Withdraw from the University).

Add a Course

You can add courses via ConnectCarolina. See Registration for opening dates by student classification.

Fall 2016 Semester

  • Apr 5–Aug 29: Use ConnectCarolina.
  • After Aug 29: Complete the add form at the Part-time Classroom Studies office. The professor teaching the course must approve the add.

Spring 2017 Semester

  • Nov 1–Jan 18: Use ConnectCarolina.
  • After Jan 18: Complete the add form at the Part-time Classroom Studies office. The professor teaching the course must approve the add.

Defer Entry

If you are an undergraduate, you can defer your term of entry only if you have a physician-documented medical reason or military service that prohibits you from attending school. If you want to postpone enrollment for reasons other than these, you will have to submit another application and pay another application fee.

If you are a postbaccalaureate student, you can defer your term of entry one time to the semester immediately following your original term of admission. No application fee is required. You must contact the Part-time Classroom Studies office by the end of the second week of class if you would like to defer. If you defer but do not register in the next semester, you forfeit your admission. If you later decide to return to Part-time Classroom Studies, you must complete a new application and pay the nonrefundable application fee.

Drop a Course

You can drop a course on or before the deadlines as long as one course remains on your schedule.

If you drop wish to drop all your courses or your only course after classes have begun, you must withdraw (see Withdraw from the University). For further information regarding drop dates and penalties, please see the Registrar’s calendar or speak with an advisor. For degree-seeking undergraduates only, weeks three through eight, you may drop a course as follows: you should not stop attending class or completing assignments unless and until the academic advisor or dean officially approves the drop from your schedule. You must complete a drop/add form with approval from the advisor. For courses dropped during this period, a grade of WC (withdrawal by choice) shall be recorded internally; a grade of W will appear on the transcript. A WC cannot be rescinded except for withdrawal from an entire semester due to extenuating circumstances. WC grades are not calculated into your UNC-CH GPA. Students are allowed no more than 16 hours of WC grades during their undergraduate career.

Undergraduates

FALL 2016

  • On or before Oct 18: Use ConnectCarolina to drop. Your tuition will be recalculated through Sep 6 only. (Do not use ConnectCarolina to drop your only course or all your courses once classes have begun.)

SPRING 2017

  • On or before Mar 8: Use ConnectCarolina to drop. Your tuition will be recalculated through Jan. 25 only. (Do not use ConnectCarolina to drop your only course or all your courses once classes have begun.)

Postbaccalaureates

FALL 2016

  • On or before Oct 18: Use ConnectCarolina to drop. Your tuition will be recalculated through Sep 6 only. (Do not use ConnectCarolina to drop your only course or all your courses once classes have begun.)
  • Oct 19–Nov 22: Complete a drop form at the Part-time Classroom Studies office. You will not receive a refund.

SPRING 2017

  • On or before Mar 8: Use ConnectCarolina to drop. Your tuition will be recalculated through Jan. 25 only. (Do not use ConnectCarolina to drop your only course or all your courses once classes have begun.)
  • Mar 9–Apr 13: Complete a drop form at the Part-time Classroom Studies office. You will not receive a refund.

If you need to drop after the dates above, contact Part-time Classroom Studies. You will not receive a refund of tuition. (If you are dropping or withdrawing after the deadline and have extenuating circumstances, you may submit an appeal. Contact a Part-time Classroom Studies advisor for a copy of the appeals guidelines.)

Withdraw from the University

Dropping your only course or all of your courses constitutes a withdrawal from the University and requires readmission for future semesters. Your permanent academic record will reflect a withdrawal for that semester. If you do not process a withdrawal by the last day of classes, you will receive a grade of FA (Failing/Absent) in your course(s). Each FA is computed as an F in your grade point average. You cannot withdraw after the last day of classes.

To withdraw, go to ConnectCarolina and log in to your student center with your Onyen. The withdrawal policy and instructions can be found at Withdrawals & Cancellations. To make an informed decision, carefully read the withdrawal policy before you decide to withdraw. This form should ONLY be used to cancel your only or ALL classes after attending at least one class.  If you did NOT attend any classes, contact the academic advisor at ceadvising@unc.edu for further assistance.

Notifying your instructor, contacting the University Registrar’s office, or contacting the Student Accounts office does not drop you from a course or withdraw you from the University. If you have questions concerning the e-form or the withdrawal process, contact an academic advisor at ceadvising@unc.edu.

Fall 2016 Semester

  • On or before Oct 25: Complete the e-withdrawal form in ConnectCarolina.  Your refund will be prorated depending on the date you submit your withdrawal (see Tuition Refund Schedule).
  • Oct 26–Dec 7: Complete the e-withdrawal form in ConnectCarolina. You will not receive a refund, but you will avoid receiving an FA for the course. If you have extenuating circumstances, you can submit an appeal for a refund.

Spring 2017 Semester

  • On or before Mar 15: Complete the e-withdrawal form in ConnectCarolina.  Your refund will be prorated depending on the date you submit your withdrawal (see Tuition Refund Schedule).
  • Mar 16–Apr 28: Complete the e-withdrawal form in ConnectCarolina. You will not receive a refund, but you will avoid receiving an FA for the course. If you have extenuating circumstances, you can submit an appeal for a refund.

Withdrawing will terminate your active status with the University. Your UNC One Card will be deactivated. To register for a future semester, you must apply for readmission; no fee is required. After three years, you must apply as a new student.