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Summer Sessions at SRU 

 Frequently Asked Questions about Summer Sessions  

 

SPOTLIGHT

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1. When is Summer Session?
Summer classes will be held during the following sessions: 
Full Summer: May 14 - July 28
Pre-Session: May 14 - May 30
Session I: June 2 - June 27
Summer Term: June 2- July 28
Session II - June 30 - July 28
Post-Session (for Internships only) – May 14 - July 28

2. How many credits may I take?
Full Summer – 12
Pre-Session – 6
Session I – 7
Summer Term – 12
Session II – 7
Post-Session – 12
All terms combined – 15 (graduate) or 18 (undergraduate)

3. How are courses taught?
Courses are taught online using D2L, on campus, at the Regional Leaning Alliance (RLA) in Cranberry Township or “blended” (online and in classroom).  See the Master Course Schedule or Summer Course Schedule for more information.


4. What is the attendance commitment for classes?
Attendance expectations and work load will be described on the professor’s syllabus.

5. When do I register for Summer Session classes?
SRU students will register for Summer Session at the same time they register for fall classes. Registration is scheduled April 7-18. Non-SRU students (visiting & transient*) may register for summer on April 21.  Senior citizens may register for Summer Session on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

*Students who are enrolled at other institutions who wish to take Summer Session classes must be admitted to the university (Visiting students: see PASSHE Visiting Student Application. Transient students: see the Preliminary Application to attend Summer School form)


On or after April 21 Visiting students who are currently attending another PASSHE university and Transient students who are currently enrolled at another non-PASSHE university must contact the office of Academic Records at 724-738-2010 to register.  

6. When is the last day to drop or add a Summer Session class?
Please refer to the Summer Calendar on the Summer School website.

7. How do I drop or add a Summer Session Class?
Students registered for 2 courses, may drop all but their last summer course using MySRU. Please refer to the 
Summer Calendar on the Summer School website for the drop/add deadlines for each summer session. If you are only registered for one course you must contact Academic Records at 724-738-2010 or email summer.school@sru.edu no later than 4:00 pm on the deadline date, and a staff member will drop you from your class. You may add classes on MySRU until 11:59 pm of the add deadline date of the term you wish to attend, or by contacting the office of Academic Records by 4:00 pm of the deadline date. Students registered for one course who wish to drop the course and add another course should add the course first before dropping the other course.

8. When is the last day to withdraw from a Summer Session class with a grade of “W"?
Please refer to the Summer Calendar on the Summer School website for the withdrawal deadlines for each summer session.

9. How do I withdraw from a Summer Session class?
After the “drop” period has ended, students taking on-line classes or attending courses at the RLA must notify their professor via SRU email of their intention to withdraw. The professor, in turn, must then email the Academic Records office at
summer.school@sru.edu notifying Academic Records of the withdrawal, and identifying the student’s last day of participation in the class. All refunds, if any, will be based upon the last day of participation in each class.

Students attending on-campus classes must withdraw using blue Withdrawal Cards. These cards must be signed by the professor and the last date of attendance must be noted.  An advisor’s signature is NOT required on Withdrawal Cards during the summer. These cards must be submitted to the office of Academic Records and Summer School in room 107, Old Main by 4:00 p.m. on the deadline date.

10. When will I be graded?
Please refer to the Summer Calendar on the Summer School website for the dates grades are due for each summer session. 
Once processed, grades will be available on MySRU. For information on how to check your grades view the step-by-step guide or watch the video tutorial.

11. How might my academic status be affected by my Summer Session grades?
There is no Deans’ List in Summer Session. Students who do poorly during the summer may be placed on Academic Warning, Academic Probation, Academic Suspension or Academic Dismissal. Students who are on probation at the end of the Spring Semester may have their academic probation/warning removed if they do well during the summer.  Please refer to the Academic Standing policies in the catalog for undergraduate students or graduate students.

12. When will a decision be made to cancel low enrolled courses and how will I be notified?
Low enrolled classes will typically be cancelled a week before each Summer Session begins, but exceptions can be made. The decision to cancel a low enrolled Summer Session course will be made by the Provost. Students and faculty will be notified via their SRU email addresses if their course has been cancelled. When courses are cancelled, a full refund will be issued to the student.

13. What are the costs for a Summer Session course?
Tuition and fees for Summer may be found on the Students Accounts website.

14. When will I billed?
Students registering for Summer School prior to April 20 will be billed the week of April 21 with a due date of May 9. Any student registering after April 21 will be billed within 2 weeks of adding a class.

15. What is the refund schedule for Summer Session?
A complete refund schedule for each summer term may be found on this page.

16. Is financial aid available for Summer Session?
Financial aid opportunities, primarily loans, may be available to students based on variety of factors.  Interested students should visit the Summer Financial Aid web page to review eligibility requirements, application processes and deadlines. 
Students are encouraged to apply for summer financial aid by May 1 to allow for adequate processing time.    

17. How do I access library resources during the summer?
Faculty reference librarians will be available during summer sessions for walk-in, email or telephone consultations. During the times the library is open, all normal services will be available. Electronic resources generally are accessible to students, faculty and staff from off campus with appropriate-protected authentication.  Please refer to the library website for more information.


18. Who do I contact if I experience problems logging onto MySRU or D2L?
Monday - Friday, 8:00am EST - 4:00pm EST
Telephone: 724-738-4220
Email Support:
rockonline@sru.edu

After Hours, Weekends, and Holidays
Telephone: 1-877-325-7778
Support Ticket: Website

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1. How many courses may faculty teach?
Faculty may teach up to 4 credits in Pre-Session, 6 credits in Session I & II and 12 credits in Full Summer, Summer Term or Post-Session as approved by their chairperson and dean.  Faculty may be compensated for no more than 12 weeks of work for all types of summer work performed (teaching and non-teaching combined).

2. May a department offer more than one section of the same course?
Yes.

3. How must courses be taught?
Courses may be taught online, on-campus, off-campus or “blended” as approved by the dean.

4. What are the dates for summer session?
Summer classes will be held during the following sessions:
Full Summer: May 14 - July 28
Pre-Session: May 14 - May 30
Session I: June 2 - June 27
Summer Term: June 2- July 28
Session II - June 30 - July 28
Post-Session (for Internships only) – May 14 - July 28

5. When are grades due?
Please refer to the Summer Calendar on the Summer School website for the dates grades are due for each summer session. The office of Academic records will also email faculty when grading is opened for seah summer session.

6. When are the drop/add deadlines for Summer Session courses?
Please refer to the Summer Calendar on the Summer School website.

7. When are the withdrawal deadlines (grade of “W”) for a Summer Session courses?
Please refer to the Summer Calendar on the Summer School website.

8. If a student wishes to withdraw from a course, what must a professor do to facilitate the student’s withdrawal?
Students must notify their professor via SRU email of her/his intention to withdraw from the course prior to the published withdrawal deadline. The professor, in turn, must send an email to
summer.school@sru.edu by the withdrawal deadline date, notifying the Academic Records staff that the student wishes to withdraw, and the last date the student participated in the class. A student will not be withdrawn until the faculty member has supplied the last date of attendance/participation to Academic Records.

9. How will my salary be computed and when will I be paid?
Faculty will receive a summer contract by May 1, 2014.  The contract must be signed and returned to the Academic Records office by May 15. Summer pay dates will be communicated to faculty by the Payroll office as soon as they are approved in Harrisburg.

10. Who do I contact if I or any of my students have problems logging onto D2L?
Monday - Friday, 8:00am EST - 4:00pm EST
Telephone: 724-738-4220
Email Support:
rockonline@sru.edu

After Hours, Weekends, and Holidays
Telephone: 1-877-325-7778
Support Ticket:
Website

11. Should classes be held on Memorial Day, Independence Day and/or weekends?
Students are welcome to work on their studies any time they wish; however, faculty members should not require assignments to be due, or to schedule learning activities, on holidays or weekends.

Soak up some summer courses.

Summer Sessions

Pre-Session

5/14  5/30

First Session

6/02  6/27

Second Session

6/30  7/28

Full Summer

5/14  7/28

Summer Term

6/02  7/28