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Dual-enrolled High School Students FAQ

Do you want to take calculus at UNC-Chapel Hill?

Most dual-enrolled high school students are hoping to register for MATH 233, “Calculus of Functions of Several Variables.” These students can work with the Friday Center’s academic advisor to understand the registration process.

To be eligible to take Math 233, students are required to meet the math placement standards set by the Department of Mathematics at UNC-Chapel Hill. If you have questions about these placement standards, please contact Erin Willis by email at ewillis3@email.unc.edu or by phone at (919) 962-0198.

In order to register for Math 233, students are required to submit an official AP score for the Calculus BC exam to Emma Robinson in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at UNC-Chapel Hill, erobinson@admissions.unc.edu, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jackson Hall, Campus Box 2200, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-2200.

Do you want to study a foreign language at UNC-Chapel Hill?

Some dual-enrolled high school students are hoping to continue studying a foreign language. It is necessary to take a foreign language placement exam before enrolling in any courses at UNC-Chapel Hill. Some language placement tests are given on campus rather than online. The score you earn on this language placement test will determine the class for which you are eligible to enroll.

If you want to take a language other than Spanish, French, German, or Latin, please find additional information at the UNC-Chapel Hill language placement website.

Do you want to take a course that is neither math nor foreign language at UNC-Chapel Hill?

100-level courses are typically for entering first-year undergraduate students, and the courses get more difficult as the course number rises. So if you are interested in studying economics, please start with Econ 101.

Courses numbered above 399 are classified as graduate-level courses.

If you want to take a course in the humanities, please take English 105 first. This teaches all incoming students how to write a college essay “the Carolina way.” You will be at a disadvantage if you enroll in an English class (for example: ENGL 225 “Shakespeare”) and are the only student in class who has not had the benefit of English 105. Since your papers and assignments will be graded right along with everybody else’s papers and assignments (with no special dispensation given because you are still in high school), it benefits you to prepare yourself the way that other Carolina students prepare themselves for the rigors of college-level essay writing.

Additional notes

  • Dual-enrolled high school students are not permitted to take courses that are offered at their high school.
  • Dual-enrolled high school students are also required to get permission from their high school guidance counselor for any course they hope to take at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Need help with course selection?

Request an academic advising appointment with Dr. Melissa Solomon, Senior Academic Advisor, by email at mjsolomo@email.unc.edu or by telephone at 919-445-4706.

Need parking information?

Visit the UNC-Chapel Hill parking website for information on where to park and the related expense of parking.

Need textbooks?

Find the textbooks listed for your course at the UNC-Chapel Hill bookstore. The student bookstore is located in the Daniels Building on the main campus of UNC-Chapel Hill.

Need information from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions?

Contact Rose Pearson by email at rpearson@admissions.unc.edu

Have other questions?

Download our High School Dual Enrolled Students Orientation, or contact Dr. Melissa Solomon, Senior Academic Advisor, by email at mjsolomo@email.unc.edu or by telephone at 919-445-4706.