How are courses taught?
Courses are taught online using D2L, in-person at SRU's main campus, at the Regional Learning Alliance (RLA) in Cranberry Township or "blended" (online and in the classroom). See the Master Course Schedule for the instruction method of specific sections.
Is there a limit to credits that can be taken during the summer?
Students may enroll for up to 6 credits in Pre-Session, 7 credits in Sessions I and II, and 12 credits in Full Summer, Summer Term and Post-Session. Undergraduates may take no more than 18 credits and graduates may take no more than 15 credits for all summer sessions combined.
What is the attendance commitment for classes?
Attendance expectations and workload will be described on the professor's syllabus.
When do I register for Summer Session classes/WORKSHOPS?
SRU students will register for Summer Session at the same time they register for fall classes. Registration is scheduled to begin Monday, April 8, 2024.
Non-SRU students (visiting & transient*) may register for summer on April 22, 2024.
Senior citizens may register for Summer Session on May 1, 2024.
*Students who are enrolled at other institutions who wish to take Summer Session classes must be admitted to the university.
When is the last day to drop or add a Summer Session class/WORKSHOP?
Please refer to the Summer Calendar for the add/drop deadline for each summer session.
How do I drop or add a Summer Session Class/WORKSHOP?
Students may drop their summer course(s) by using MySRU. Please refer to the Summer Calendar for the drop/add deadlines for each summer session.
When is the last day to withdraw from a Summer Session class/WORKSHOP with a grade of "W"?
Please refer to the Summer Calendar for the withdrawal deadlines for each summer session.
How do I withdraw from a Summer Session class/WORKSHOP?
After the drop period has ended, students must complete a Course Withdrawal form through DocuSign. Upon submission, DocuSign will automatically forward the form to the course instructor for the student's last date of attendance/participation. The student's academic adviser will also be notified of the student's decision to withdraw from a summer course, but advisers are not required to approve summer course withdrawal requests. The student's request will be forwarded to the Office of Academic Records and Registration for processing once all signatures have been obtained.
Students must submit course withdrawal requests by 11:59 p.m. of the posted deadline date for the session in which the course takes place. Once the deadline passes, students will no longer be able to request a withdrawal for that session.
When will I be graded?
Please refer to the Summer Calendar for the dates grades are due for each summer session. Once processed, grades will be available on MySRU.
How might my academic status be affected by my Summer Session grades?
There is no Deans' List in Summer Session. Undergraduate students who do poorly during the summer may be placed on academic warning or academic probation. Graduate students who do poorly in the summer may be placed on academic probation, suspension or 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.
When will a decision be made to cancel low-enrolled courses and how will I be notified?
Low-enrolled classes are defined as any course enrolling fewer than 8 graduate students or fewer than 10 undergraduate students one week prior to the first day of class. 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 or their designee. Students and faculty will be notified via their SRU email address if their course has been cancelled. When courses are cancelled, a full refund will be issued to the student.
What are the costs for a Summer Session course and when will i be billed?
Tuition and fees for Summer Session may be found on the Students Accounts website.
What is the refund schedule for Summer Session?
A complete refund schedule for each summer term may be found at the Withdrawal Refund, Policies and Procedures link.
Is financial aid available for Summer Session?
Financial aid opportunities, primarily loans, may be available to students based on a variety of factors. Interested students should visit the Financial Aid webpage 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.