Welcome to the Summer School frequently asked questions page! We will provide answers to many of the questions usually raised regarding the Bowie State University Summer School. We will begin with a link to the courses that we will be offering this summer.
Classes are found here
The first summer session will begin on June 2, 2014 and end on July 3, 2014. The second summer session begins on July 7, 2014 and ends on August 8, 2014. The third summer session runs the entire summer, beginning on June 2 and ending on August 8, 20143.
The third summer session begins on June 2 and ends on August 8, 2014. This full summer term was developed for courses that cannot be taught in 5 weeks.
Students may enroll for up to 7 credits per session. The overlap with session III will be included in the total number of courses per session. This count includes all forms of course delivery, in –person, online and hybrid.
Financial Aid is available for the regular academic semesters, Fall and Spring. In most cases, students use the remaining funds allocated for the Spring term to pay for summer courses. Financial aid funding for summer is not always available. It will sometimes depend upon decisions made by the U.S. Congress. The Office of Financial Aid will send out information if there is funding available.
No. A student cannot use the financial aid for an upcoming fall semester to pay for Summer School tuition and fees. It is possible to you money remaining from the previous Spring semester to pay for Summer School. This will require the student to save their refund in order to apply it to the summer tuition and fees.
Classes that are taught during the summer must have the same content as those taught during the fall and spring. The number of hours in the classroom is the same for all academic terms. The summer classes may be more focused and intense because the number of weeks of the session.
Not as many courses are offered during the summer as they are during the fall and spring. Only those faculty who choose to teach during the summer will be offering classes. Students should speak with their respective departments prior to the summer to encourage courses to be scheduled.
Both the winter mini-semester and the Summer school are considered alternative sessions. They are not part of the regular school year and are self-supporting. Each class must pay for itself. The expenses include the cost of instruction and any other special resources that may be needed. We have established a benchmark of 11 students for an undergraduate class and 9 students for a graduate class.
If a class is cancelled, the Office of Students will process a refund you. If the student decides to take another course during the summer they must inform Student Accounts in order to stop the refund process.
|Session I||June 2–July 3||5 week|
|Session II||July 7–August 8||5 week|
|Session III||June 2–August 8||10 week|
|June 2||Session I and III Classes Begin|
|June 4||Last Day to Drop/Add for Sessions I and III|
|June 20||Last Day to Withdraw from Session I|
|June 27||Last day to Apply for August Graduation|
|July 3||Session I Classes End|
|July 4||Fourth of July Holiday Observed|
|July 7||Session II Classes Begin, Session I Grades Due|
|July 9||Last Day to Drop/Add Session II|
|July 25||Last day to Withdraw from Sessions II and III|
|Aug 8||Session II and III Classes End|
|Aug 12||Session II and III Grades Due|
First check your registration status to make sure you are officially enrolled into the course. If you are enrolled, contact the Helpdesk in the Division of Information Technology for assistance in being re-enrolled into BSU Online.
At BSU you use only one username and password for all of your accounts. These include access to our BSU Email, Bulldog Connection and BSU Online.
First recheck for correctness the username and password you are using. Remember that the password is content sensitive. It is important the password be used as originally entered. Any capitol letters or numerals will make a difference. If you are still have trouble, please contact the Helpdesk for assistance.
You must first determine what type of hold and which office is in placed it. Once you have identified the hold, contact the appropriate office for instructions on how to have the hold resolved. For instance, a CCU hold comes from the Office of Student Accounts. A ADV hold requires you to meet with your advisor before the hold can be lifted. An EMH hold requires the submission of the Entrance Medical History form and can only be lifted by the Wellness Center.