Summer Term

Summer 2013 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?

The summer course schedule is available  here.   Register at least one week before classes begin.

What are the costs for summer classes at Potomac State?

Summer 2013 Fee Schedule

# Hours

WV Resident

Non-Resident

Metro Fee

1

113.00

361.00

207.00

2

226.00

722.00

414.00

3

339.00

1083.00

621.00

4

452.00

1444.00

828.00

5

565.00

1805.00

1035.00

6

678.00

2166.00

1242.00

7

791.00

2527.00

1449.00

8

904.00

2888.00

1656.00

9

1017.00

3249.00

1863.00

10

1130.00

3610.00

2277.00

11

1243.00

3971.00

2277.00

12

1356.00

4334.00

2486.00

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. The Request for Summer 2013 Financial Aid is available here or  in the PSC Office of Enrollment Services.

If you are receiving summer financial aid and make changes to your schedule by adding or dropping courses, please complete the Summer Aid Adjustment form.  pdf

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 fall 2013 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 at 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 20 – August 19, 2013. Within that term, courses are offered that last 12 weeks (internships), 8 weeks (web-based courses), and 6 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. More information, including costs, is available from the Residence Life and Housing office at 304.788.7407 or pschousing@mail.wvu.edu .  An application for summer housing may be printed by clicking here.  pdf