Alternate Programs of Study: Undergraduate

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Extended Study

The Undergraduate Faculty of the School of Nursing is committed to providing a program of extended study for those students who may have difficulty gaining maximum value from the program as designed.

Individualized Study

Students admitted to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing from another nursing school where they have completed course work at the upper-division level will have each course reviewed by undergraduate faculty for transfer credit using established procedures. A study plan to meet remaining program requirements will be developed with the Undergraduate Program Director.


Extended and individualized study planning and evaluation are coordinated by the Undergraduate Program Director. An annual review of study plans and procedures will be done by the Baccalaureate Executive Committee or its designee. Data for this review will be provided by the Undergraduate Program Director.

  • The Undergraduate Program Director meets with the student to develop alternatives for extended or individualized study.
  • The Undergraduate Program Director works with the faculty, as needed, to determine the feasibility of options for the student’s progression.
  • Referral is made, as needed, to the Assistant Dean, Office of Student Affairs to review scholarship and financial aid concerns.
  • The study plan is signed by the student and the Undergraduate Program Director. Copies of the document are distributed to all signers and retained in the student’s permanent file in the Office of Student Affairs.
  • The Undergraduate Program Director coordinates ongoing evaluation of the extended or individualized study plan.

Changes in the Plan of Study

If the need for change in the study plan is identified, the Undergraduate Program Director meets with the student to revise the plan. Procedures above are followed for this revision.

(Adopted by the faculty May 6, 1987; amended May 1, 1988; revised May 1992; revised August 2000, revised July 2010, revised April, 2015.)