Distance Learning: University of North Carolina

Photo courtesy natcom.orgThrough 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. All courses have been approved by the department offering the course. Courses originate and credit is granted from eight institutions in the University of North Carolina system:

  • Appalachian State University
  • East Carolina University
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Western Carolina University
  • Winston-Salem State University

To locate courses from a particular institution:

Courses are also listed by mode of delivery and subject:

For a listing of all courses by subject area:

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).

All current information is on this website, but to request a printed catalog, email ceinfo@unc.edu or call 800-862-5669.

Main Numbers

toll free 866-441-3683
local 919-962-3000

Street and Mailing Address

100 Friday Center Drive
Campus Box 1020
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1020

Requests for Information

E-mail fridaycenter@unc.edu (please specify what type of information you are seeking) or see the Request Information page.

Credit Programs for Part-time Students

toll free 800-862-5669
local 919-962-1134
fax 919-962-5549
email ceadvising@unc.edu
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm (except on Tuesdays hours are 9 am to 5 pm).