Freshman First

If you are admitted as a college freshman in fall, you may want to take advantage of the opportunity to enroll in a course offered in the second summer session.

Why? Research on student success consistently supports the idea of making a start in the summer directly prior to the fall that follows it and cites the following advantages:

  • Focusing in summer on one or two courses at a time
  • Having credit hours under your belt before you begin the fall semester
  • Relieving the stress on your first-year academic load
  • Sampling college work and expectations
  • Learning to navigate the campus
  • Making new friends
How do I get started?

Once you have been accepted to UNC Charlotte, you should follow these simple steps:

  1. Email admissions (admissions@uncc.edu); include your name, a piece of identifying information (date of birth, mailing address, student ID#, or something similar), and request to have your application moved to Summer II.
  2. Sign up for SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising and Registration) that is held before July, when you go to SOAR you can sign up for your Summer School course.
  3. If your SOAR session is in July or later, contact advising1@uncc.edu with questions and course selection. NOTE: Your AP credits and choice of major will influence your course selection. Seek advising during SOAR or contact advising1@uncc.edu with questions and course selection.

Questions? Contact us.