The Friday Center building is currently closed as the building is serving as an emergency shelter due to Hurricane Florence. FRIDAY CENTER STAFF WILL CONTINUE WORKING DURING THE BUILDING’S TEMPORARY CLOSING. Please call or email for assistance.

Check back here for updates detailing when the Center will reopen.

You don’t have to be a full-time student or seeking a degree to earn academic credit at UNC. Part-time learners can take classes on campus, online, or by correspondence. Semester-based and self-paced courses are also available. Distance courses are open to full-time students on a limited basis.


Carolina Courses Online

These web-based courses are offered on a semester schedule. Class attendance is not required, but students communicate with classmates and their instructor via email and discussion forums. Courses originate and credit is granted from UNC-Chapel Hill. MORE »

Self-paced Courses

These are correspondence or online courses that can be completed at your own pace. Enroll at any time of year; no class attendance is required. Courses originate and credit is granted from eight institutions in the University of North Carolina system. MORE »

Part-time Classroom Studies

Are you a local resident? If so, you can attend UNC-Chapel Hill as a part-time student. The full range of graduate and undergraduate courses is available during the day, and a core curriculum of undergraduate courses is offered at night. You must be admitted to UNC-Chapel Hill to enroll, but you do not need to be seeking a degree. MORE »

Program Comparison

Method of Instruction Admission Required Time to Complete Credit-Granting Institution
Carolina Courses Online online no semester UNC-Chapel Hill
Self-paced Courses online or correspondence no up to 9 months (start at any time) one of ten UNC institutions
Part-time
Classroom Studies
classroom yes semester UNC-Chapel Hill