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Registration and Enrollment FAQs

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Schedule Planner FAQs

There is a class I really want to take, but I cannot select it from the course dropdown.

The course dropdown shows classes that are scheduled for the term selected. Therefore, if that course is not being taught for that term, it will not be listed in the course dropdown list. You are welcome to contact the teaching department of the course for information about when it will be offered next.

Why can I lock a recitation but not a lecture?

If a class has a required recitation, those two sections are tied in the system. The lock will display on the class that displays first based on class number, but that will lock the lecture and recitation combination.

What do the Instruction Modes search criteria show?

Instruction Modes show the mode in which the class will be taught. See the chart below for descriptions.

For additional information please go to: https://keepteaching.unc.edu/fall-2021-modes-of-teaching/

Modes in ConnectCarolina

This table contains a list of the codes used to designate how a course will be taught.

Mode In ConnectCarolina use:
In Person IP
In Person/on campus and remote IR
Synchronous Remote RS
Mostly Asynchronous Remote RM
All Asynchronous Remote RS

In-Person Courses

Mode In-person, On-campus Students Only In-person, On-campus, and Remote Students
Description
  • Students will attend courses in person. Remote students cannot register for this mode.
  • Students will attend classes and take exams on specific dates/times and at a specific physical campus location throughout the semester.
  • Designed for both in-person and fully remote students attend simultaneously.
  • Students attend classes and exams on specific dates/at specific times throughout the semester.
    • On-campus students take exams at a specific physical campus location.
    • Remote students take exams online.
  • You may decide to deliver some instruction online to all students. Plan to inform students in advance which parts of your course are virtual.
Who Can Take This Course? Open to on-campus students only Open to on-campus students and remote students
Do You Meet in a Classroom on Campus? Yes, all students are expected to go to a classroom for the course.
  • On-campus students are expected to go to a classroom for the course.
  • Remote students will access the course via Zoom, Teams, or a similar platform.

The classroom for this course should have appropriate technology for teaching remote students.

Remote Courses

Mode Synchronous Remote Mostly Asynchronous Remote All Asynchronous Remote
Description
  • You will teach live, online class sessions with all students attending remotely.
  • For most class sessions, students aren’t required to attend classes and/or exams on specific dates/at specific times.
  • Most class sessions and/or exams have flexible options for completion within a window of time.
  • Students aren’t required to attend class sessions on specific dates/at specific times. Course content will be available on-demand or within specified windows of time.
  • All course instruction is asynchronous. Class sessions and/or exams will have flexible options for completion within a window of time. Plan to inform students of participation requirements.
  • Course deadlines will provide a structure for student participation and assignment completion.
Who Can Take This Course? Open to on-campus students and remote students. Some restrictions may apply. Open to on-campus students and remote students. Some restrictions may apply. Open to on-campus students and remote students. Some restrictions may apply.
Do You Meet in a Classroom on Campus? No No No

Shopping Cart FAQs

If the system times out will the classes in my shopping cart be emptied?

No. If you have placed classes in your shopping cart they will remain until the system is purged after the close of the enrollment period.

If I put classes in my shopping cart, am I guaranteed a spot in those courses?

No. The shopping cart is used to help you manage your selection of courses.

The Shopping Cart does not reserve a space for you in a course.

I can see a class but I can’t add it to my shopping cart?

Determine that you are not in the planner, rather than in the shopping cart, when you are viewing the Schedule of Classes.

Does putting a class in my shopping cart guarantee I get a seat in that class?

No. Just like any online retail shopping cart, you are not guaranteed the item until you complete the purchase.

In this case, you are not guaranteed a seat until you complete your registration enrollment.

How can I put classes in order of preference rather than ConnectCarolina just automatically signing you up for the first 5 classes on your list.

Under the Plan tab shopping cart, select the classes you want to register by clicking the box next to the class.

If you enroll from here, ConnectCarolina will try to enroll you in those classes first. You can keep other classes in your shopping cart in case you need to retry or want to switch something out.

The enrollment processor goes through the classes alphabetically and then numerically. Therefore if you select ENGL 102 and HIST 127, the system will try to enroll you in ENGL 102 first, and then HIST 127.

Likewise, if you put HIST 127 001 and HIST 127 002 in your shopping cart, the system will try to enroll you in HIST 127 001 first, and then if you don’t get in will try HIST 127 002.

Interinstitutional Registration FAQs

How do I register for class at NCCU, UNCC, UNCG, Duke or NCSU for my program at UNC-Chapel Hill?

The Office of the Registrar provides several pages of information concerning the UNC-Chapel Hill Interinstitutional Policy.