Online Accelerated Program Students
Registration for online accelerated program students, currently enrolled for academic credit, is held every 7 ½ weeks for the following part-of-term. Prior to initial pre-registration, all students must participate in an online orientation. Upon successful completion, you will connect with an academic advisor/program director in your respective program. You will receive special instructions and registration information. Students who complete registration and pay fees by the designated date are registered, except in the event that they are declared academically ineligible, at the end of the preceding semester.
Registration occurs immediately prior to each part-of-term according to the schedule announced by the Office of the Registrar. This process is for students who did not pre-register or are new to the university. Classes may not be added after the last day of registration (otherwise known as the add/drop deadline). Undergraduates may take up to 9 hours and graduate students may take up to 6 credits without special permission. Students who have a high cumulative grade point average may be allowed, with special permission of the appropriate dean, to carry an overload of part-of-term hours.
Undergraduates who intend to withdraw from an individual class or from all classes for a part-of-term must email OAPregistrar@uncw.edu.
The online accelerated program calendar can be found at http://www.uncw.edu/reg/calendars-events-OAP.
Graduate students who intend to withdraw from all classes for a term must process an official withdrawal form through the Graduate School, by the deadline indicated in the university calendar.
Some concepts to become familiar with:
Online Accelerated Program, sometimes abbreviated OAP
Part-of-Term = 7 ½ week session. There are 6 parts-of-term each year.
A semester contains two parts-of-term. Academic standing is assessed at the end of the semester, not part-of-term.
Main Campus vs. Extension Tuition and Fees
A full-time regular-term student is an undergraduate student that is enrolled in 12 or more credit hours of on-campus courses or a graduate student enrolled in 9 or more credit hours of on-campus courses. These students will be billed according to the Campus Rates for tuition and fees for all courses (including extension courses) and not billed at the Extension/Distance Education Rates.
Students enrolled in a combination of campus and extension courses (not meeting the definition of full-time regular-term student) will be billed at campus rates for main campus courses and billed at the extension rates for distance education courses (section 800).
Note: Full-time enrollment status may be determined differently for purposes other than tuition billing; i.e. financial aid.