Summer Session Frequently Asked Questions

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General Questions

What are the dates for UConn Summer?

UConn offers a number of different Summer Session terms, which range in length from three weeks to six weeks. The first session begins in May and the last session ends in August. You can view the various Summer Session dates here.

How can I obtain a course syllabus? 

You may obtain a course syllabus by searching the UConn eCampus site for online course syllabi, or by submitting a request directly to the course instructor by email (UConn Phonebook).

Where do I find a listing of courses and availability for this summer?

There are two ways to search for classes.  Both UConn students and non-students may use the class search page .  UConn students may also access this information via the Student Administration site. If viewing the course selections in a UConn Student Admin account, search for only open classes with available seats.

What is the schedule (frequency and duration) for UConn Summer courses?

Class times and frequency vary greatly for summer classes.  Please check the class search page or the UConn Student Administration site for details.  Generally, classes during May Term (and other 3-week sessions such as Winter Term) meet daily (M-F) for several hours each day.  Most five or six week summer courses will meet two or three times a week for 3-4 hours a day.  Lab courses often meet four or five days a week to accommodate lecture, discussion, and lab elements.

What is the difference between Summer Sessions 1 and 2 and “Alternative” Summer Sessions 1 and 2? 

Summer Sessions 1 and 2 each run 5 weeks.  Alternative Summer Sessions 1 and 2 are sessions that run a week longer because their content/format requires the additional time.  Most Alternative Session courses are lecture/lab courses, but there are a few in other subjects, so check your schedule carefully!

Can I take a Summer Session five-week course simultaneously with an Alternative Summer Session six-week course?

Yes!  You can take up to eight credits in combining a five-week and a six-week course that overlap (for example: Summer Session 1 overlaps in its entirety with Alternative Summer Session 1).

 Will you add an additional section if a popular course is full?

Sometimes.  We make this decision on a case by case basis in consultation with the Registrar’s Office and the academic department/program offering the course.  The class search page and the UConn Student Administration site lists up-to-date course offerings and availability for all UConn Summer classes.

What is the schedule (frequency and duration) for UConn Summer courses?

Class times and frequency vary greatly for summer classes.  Please check the class search page or the UConn Student Administration site for details.  Generally, classes during May Term (and other 3-week sessions such as Winter Term) meet daily (M-F) for several hours each day.  Most five or six week summer courses will meet two or three times a week for 3-4 hours a day.  Lab courses often meet four or five days a week to accommodate lecture, discussion, and lab elements.

Can I take Summer Session courses online?

Yes, there are online courses offered during the summer. You can search for online courses via the online Course Catalog.

Do Summer Session classes have papers, final exams or multiple exams?

The coursework for each class depends on the individual class. The majority of courses have one final exam administered during the last class meeting.

How many credits can I register for during Summer Session?

During the three-week sessions, you may register for up to four credits. During the five and six week sessions (or a combination of the two), you may register for up to eight credits.

Are courses that filled up in Fall/Spring being offered this summer?

Yes.  Many departments are offering high-demand courses during one or more of the summer sessions.  Some high-demand courses are being offered at the regional campuses as well as the Storrs campus.  Check the class search page or the UConn Student Administration site for details (you can search by specific campus or all campuses).

What are the deadlines for adding and dropping summer courses (and what are the refund dates)?

Please see link for a full Summer 2016 schedule that shows both add/drop and refund dates.

Note: Courses dropped before the end of the add/drop period for a given session are eligible for a 100% refund minus any non-refundable fees.  Although courses may be dropped in person at a UConn Registrar’s office or via email to registrar@uconn.edu up until midnight of the night before the last class meeting, please note that  courses dropped after the add/drop period has ended are not eligible for any refund.

When will I receive my grades for a summer course?

Instructors must submit final course grades to the Registrar by the Monday following the final Friday in a session.

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Registration

I’m a college student, but I don’t attend UConn. Can I take classes at UConn this summer? How do I register?

Yes, you would register as a non-degree student.


I attend one UConn campus during fall/spring but want to take summer classes at another campus.  How do I register?

UConn Summer encompasses summer sessions at all six campuses (Storrs, Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Torrington, and Waterbury).  To register for a class at another campus, simply search for classes by campus using the class search page or the UConn Student Administration site and complete registration as usual.


I’m currently studying abroad, but will be back in Connecticut this summer. How do I register for Summer Session classes?

Log in to search for classes and register online. You may also register by mail, fax or in person at any UConn Registrar’s Office.

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Cost/Financial Aid

How much does Summer Session cost?

Summer session courses are paid on a per-credit basis for both in-state and out-of-state UConn students. For more information, please visit our Fees & Dates page.


Can I apply for financial aid for Summer Session?

If you are a UConn student and plan to take course at UConn during the 2016 summer session and wish to be considered for financial aid, you must:

  • Enroll for summer courses; please note that most forms of aid require that you are enrolled in at least six credits across the summer term
  • Have completed a FAFSA for the current academic year (for example, for Summer 2016, you need to have submitted a 2015-2016 FAFSA).
  • Complete a summer financial aid application (available via the Student Administration System on or around February 23)

Some other conditions, including satisfactory academic progress, apply to summer financial aid.  Please see the UConn Office of Student Financial Aid Service’s Summer Financial Aid page for full details.  The Office of Student Financial Aid Services should be contacted directly with any questions about federal aid, loans, work study or other available aid programs for summertime study at financialaid@uconn.edu or by phone at (860) 486-2819.


Are Summer Session scholarships available?

There are currently no such scholarships available through the University.


Does my full-tuition UConn scholarship include Summer Session?

No. Contact the Office of Financial Aid Services (860) 486-2819 for more information regarding loans and work study opportunities.

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Summer Housing

Are campus housing and meal plans available at the main campus in Storrs during the summer? How do I sign up?

Yes, housing and meal plans are available to  students who are registered for a Summer Session and/or May Term class at the main campus in Storrs. After registering for a class, go to the Residential Life web site and apply online for summer housing. For more housing information, please visit the Residential Life website or call (860) 486-2926.

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Parking

Is a parking permit required during the summer?

Yes, please visit the Department of Transportation, Logistics and Parking Services website for more information. For information regarding parking at regional campuses, please visit their respective websites:

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Textbooks

How do I purchase a textbook for a summer course?

Please visit the UConn Co-op website for more information.

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