Review information about:
Summer Course Registration >>>
Course Cancellations >>>
Summer Registration Deadlines >>>
Independent Study >>>
Maximum Credit Load >>>
Tuition & Fees >>>
Drop Summer Courses >>>
Financial Assistance >>>
Grade Options >>>
Course Registration Begins
Last day to drop & receive a lab fee refund
Last day to register without a late fee & instructor approval
Last day to drop without a "W"
Last day to drop and receive a 100% refund
Last day to drop and receive a 50% refund
No refunds given after
Last day to change grade option
Last day to withdraw from courses
Summer school is challenging because of compressed time schedules for courses usually offered over a full semester. Therefore, we recommend that students carry no more than the maximum credit load for each session, indicated below:
Session I: Maximum of 4 units
Session II: Maximum of 7 units
Session III: Maximum of 7 units
Session IV: Maximum of 7 units
For any registration exceeding the maximum units, students will need special permission. Call (314) 935-4806 or (314) 935-4695 to make an appointment with the Assistant Dean of Summer School.
- Go to acadinfo.wustl.edu/ucollege/?term=SU2017.
- Click "Schedule" on the menu bar.
- Click "Drop" next to the appropriate course.
- Confirm your request by clicking "Drop Course."
Students may choose among three grading options during the summer session:
- Letter Grade - yields GPA
- Pass/Fail - no GPA
Students may choose the audit grade option if they do not seek academic credit for the course and do not wish to be responsible for all assignments. Students may not change their grade option after a certain date in each session. Please check with your academic advisor to determine whether there are additional restrictions on grading options for your school or major.
Cancelations and changes will be posted online, and registered students will be notified by email. Tuition and fees are refunded in the event of a canceled course.
All independent study projects must be described and approved in writing by the independent study instructor and an academic advisor and are subject to approval by the Summer School Director and Registrar.
Download the Independent Study form.
Tuition and fees are listed with each course on the registration site.
Arts & Sciences Day (“L”) courses
- Undergraduate: $1140/unit
- Graduate: $1340/unit
University College Evening (“U”) courses
- Undergraduate: $650/unit
- Graduate: Varies (Visit UCollege for details)
Note: Auditors pay the same tuition and fees as students taking the course for credit.
- Lab / Materials Fees – $15-$350
- Late Registration – $50
- Late Payment – 5% of the outstanding balance (minimum $50)
- Returned Check – $25
Students must pay in full (cash, check, credit card) or provide an approved alternate method of payment (financial aid, military benefit, WU tuition benefit or payroll deduction, graduate remission) prior to being registered. WUSTL day students may choose the “Bill Me” option.
Students using the “Bill Me” payment option for summer courses will receive an electronic billing statement at the end of the month, which will include the outstanding balance and due date. Generally, the outstanding balance is due on or near the 20th of the following month, unless other arrangements have been made.
Matriculated Washington University students who are accepted into a degree program may apply for summer school financial assistance. Financial assistance is generally in the form of student loans. To be considered for loan assistance, students must satisfy the following requirements:
- Current undergraduate students must be enrolled in and complete a minimum of 6 units of course work during summer semester with a C (2.0) minimum grade point average.
- Current graduate students must be enrolled in and complete a minimum of 3 units of course work during the summer semester with a B (3.0) minimum grade point average.
Students must complete a summer school aid application, which is available through Student Financial Services, and applications must be processed before the summer session in which you are taking courses ends.
University College students will find additional information on the University College website.
Federal regulations require that students receiving federal Title IV financial aid maintain satisfactory academic progress. Please visit the Satisfactory Academic Progress page on the Student Financial Services website for additional information about this requirement.