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Summer FAQs

General Information

  • What are the Summer Term dates?

    There are four sessions of different lengths during the Summer Session

    • First 6-week session: May 16 - June 24
      • University Closed for Memorial Day - May 30
    • Second 6-weeks session: June 27- August 5
      • University Closed for Independence Day - July 4
    • 8-week session: June 6 - July 29
      • University Closed for Independence Day - July 4
    • 12-week session: May 16 - August 5
      • University Closed for Memorial Day - May 30
      • University Closed for Independence Day - July 4

    Not all course dates follow the specific sessions. Some courses are short courses and workshops that may be held for only one week. Please check the Special Term/Short Course Deadline Report for exact start and end dates for courses.

  • Who can take course during the Summer term?

    Current students wanting to further their education, high school students wanting to get a jump start on their college career or students from other institutions wanting to take advantage of our summer program.

    If you’re a currently enrolled student or have taken at least one class in the last year, your student account is active and you’re eligible to register for summer courses.

    If it’s been over a year since you took a course, your student account is inactive. To re-activate it, you will have to complete and submit the Returning Student Application Form. Reactivation takes approximately 24 hours, excluding weekends and holidays.

    If you’ve never taken a course at UNC, you must complete and submit the Non-Degree Admissions application to begin an accelerated admissions process, verify your residency status for tuition purposes and activate a student account. Please allow 72 hours for processing, excluding weekends and holidays.


  • When can I register for summer courses?

    Registration opens Monday, April 4th at 7:00 a.m. You will register through Ursa - your online student portal.

  • I have a registration hold; can I still register?

    No. Holds are restrictions that may prevent you from registering for classes and are placed on your student record at any time during the term. They are placed on your record by various offices and are indicated when you attempt to register using Ursa. Holds are not an acceptable reason or justification for a late add.

    To clear a hold, contact the originating office. Contact information is provided in Ursa.

  • How many credits may I take?

    The maximum total course load for summer terms is 15 credits for Undergraduate students. Maximum of 12 credits for Graduate students. 

    Exceptions to the maximum limits require an overload permit. More information: 970-351-4862 or Office of the Registrar.

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