Summer Sessions FAQS
Why should I consider taking a summer course?
- To graduate on time
- To raise my GPA
- To accelerate my time to receive my degree
- To maintain a scholarship such as Promise
- To take a course in a flexible, shortened time format
- To be able to focus on one class in a term
- To be able to take fewer courses during the fall and spring and still stay on track
When may I register for summer classes at Potomac State?
Registration for summer classes begins on October 25, 2016. Since the college reserves the right to cancel courses with low enrollment, it is recommended you register at least one week before class begins. The summer course schedule is available here.
What are the costs for summer classes at Potomac State?
Click here to see summer session costs.
Is financial aid available for summer courses?
Yes, students may be eligible for financial aid for summer courses. At Potomac State the summer term is packaged as part of the academic year, including the fall and spring semesters, so summer eligibility depends on what aid has been used in the prior two semesters. No separate application is required for summer financial aid. Click here for more information.
How do I register for summer courses at PSC?
If you are a current student, discuss your summer options with your academic advisor and then use your spring 2017 term PIN to register for summer courses. If you have not taken courses at PSC in the current semester, complete an application for admission available here.
What if I want to take summer courses at another institution?
Complete a Transient Student Application available at the Office of Enrollment Services or online by clicking here. This form allows a student to find out in advance if there is equivalent PSC credit for the course(s) taken elsewhere and also certifies to the other institution that the student is in good academic standing (at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA).
Can I improve my GPA with summer courses?
Credits and grades for college-level courses completed at an accredited institution may be transferable towards a degree.
How long do summer courses last?
The summer term runs from May 15 – August 4, 2017. Within that term, courses are offered that last 6 weeks, 9 weeks, and 12 weeks. Most classroom-based courses meet between two and four days per week.
Are the residence halls open during the summer?
University Place remains open throughout the summer. For summer housing contract, click here. More information, including costs, is available from the Residence Life and Housing office at 304.788.7407 or firstname.lastname@example.org .