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Independent Study Courses

UNC Independent Study courses (known in the past as correspondence or home study courses) are self-paced courses that you can complete fully online. Our Independent Study Courses are college-level courses. Today's Independent Study courses take advantage of new technologies available in our online learning system (blackboard), and some include audio and/or video components. We are privileged to have students enrolled from around the world. We are confident that you will find your course a challenging and rewarding experience. 

UNC Course Numbering System: UNC College courses are designated by numbers, such as SOC 302. The numbers indicate the rank of the course. Course numbers beginning with 1 or 2 are of lower-division rank; 3 and 4, upper-division rank; and with 5, 6 or 7, graduate rank.

Term of Registration: Though you will have a full calendar year to complete the courses below, you will technically register for the course tied to an academic term (Fall, Spring or Summer). Therefore, the following dates determine the "term" and billing dates for your course:

  • Fall Enrollment Dates: August 25th - December 12th
  • Spring Enrollment Dates: January 12 - May 8, 2015
  • Summer Enrollment Dates: May 18 - August 7, 2015

Courses Currently Available