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Advising Handbook

Summer School Courses

At the University of Rochester:

The summer course schedule is available online in the fall and students may register online beginning in February. Four- and six-week sessions begin after the close of the spring semester, and a second four- and six-week session begins later in the summer. Courses are guaranteed to run as long as students have registered by the first day of class.

Students are encouraged to live in the residence halls, and may eat on campus. Movie nights, festival outings, and other activities provide plenty to do when studying is over.

Students take courses to get ahead, to catch up, to repeat a course, to complete a cluster, or to try something new. Grades and credits earned are figured in the student’s grade point average just as they are during the academic year. Students may not elect to take summer courses on the S/F option, however.

Students who have been placed on academic probation or separated from the College are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor prior to registering for summer courses at the UR. In general, the following policies are relevant:

1) Students may not be removed from probation as a result of summer course grades.

2) Separation from the College for academic reasons is normally for two semesters. Students are not eligible to register for summer courses at the UR until two semesters have passed.

For further information see the Summer Sessions website.

Outside the University of Rochester:

See section entitled Transfer Credit.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students who have been separated from college for unsatisfactory academic progress will not automatically receive academic credit for work taken elsewhere during the period of their separation from the College. Students should seek advice regarding such credit from the center.

The Center for Advising Services will approve a summer work program according to the following provision:

1. The college where work is to be taken must be recognized as providing quality college work.
2. No academic credit will be granted for work comparable to that for which a student has already received credit.
3. Transfer credit is granted according to the standard policy as described in the section on Transfer Credits.