Maymester courses are shorter than the six-week summer session.  You will immerse yourself in the course topic and studies in a three-week format.  The shorter session allows students to earn credit and pursue other summer opportunies.

Easy tips to find Maymester courses in the Atlas:

  • Be sure to choose the correct options in each drop-down menu for the Term (Summer 2020), Career (Emory College) and Session (Mini Session) as shown below

Screen shot of course atlas search options

  • Search results will show 15 courses
  • Class Notes will confirm "Maymester course"



Maymester Dates: May 12 - May 29, 2020


Students may enroll for Maymester on OPUS beginning February 7, 2020. Please contact for further questions or email Mollie Korski at


Maymester courses are 3-4 credit hours. Tuition is $1,658 per credit hour or $4,974 - $6,632 per course. All students are assessed $140 fees. On campus housing is additional.

Class days/times:

Maymester classes meeting times are either 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Please check the course listing in OPUS for your specific course class meeting time.

How many courses may I enroll in during Maymester?

You may enroll in one course. The course  meets daily for three and a half hours and with  additional required work outside the classroom. Maymester courses may have related academic field trips, lectures, or other requirements to fulfill outside of the class meeting time.

EAS 216WR/ANT 217WR/ARTHIST 216WR: East Asian Calligraphy

Crowley/Li  |  Daily 9:00 a.m.  - 12:30 p.m.  |  4 credit hours

GER: HAPW  |  Writing Requirement

Prerequisites: None

An interdisciplinary study of East Asian calligraphy in its artistic, cultural, and historical contexts. The course combines systematic hands-on practice with guided reading, reflective writing, discussion, and research.

Looking to fulfill a GER or Writing Requirement? The majority of the courses for Maymester are indicated with SNT, HAPW, HAP, HSC or SNTL.

Click the link above to view the course list.

What if I enroll and then have to drop the class?

The preferred deadline to drop (through OPUS) the class is May 1, 2020. You will not incur financial or academic penalty if you drop the course (through OPUS) no later than May 12, 2020. Refer to the academic calendar

Is financial aid available?

Limited financial aid is available for Maymester. Awards will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis to students who qualify for financial aid during the academic year. Students must have a 2019-2020 Profile and FAFSA on file. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll for the total number of hours they intend to take during Maymester and/or second session so their award is based on the total number of hours of enrollment. Maymester awards may only apply if enrolled in a Maymester course. If the Maymester course is dropped, your award will be reduced. The Maymester award may not apply to second session enrollment.

Will the course count toward my major/minor?

Please contact your department directly to inquire about whether specific course counts or refer to the course listing.

Do Maymester courses have prerequisites?

Yes, some may have prerequisites. Please refer to the course listings or Course Atlas.

Can I also take a Session I summer class?

No, because the sessions overlap, you may not take a Session I class in conjuction with a Maymester class. You may enroll in Maymester and Study Abroad if your Emory Study Abroad program begins after May 31, 2019.

Can I also take a Session II summer class?


Is housing available? How much does it cost?

Yes. Maymester students live on the Clairmont Campus. The cost is $656-$690. To apply for Maymester housing, email or apply online. For more information, visit Summer Living at Emory or

Is a meal plan available? How much does it cost?

Yes. Students enrolled in Summer School regardless of whether they live on or off campus may choose to participate in a summer dining plan. Students have three meal plans to choose from and each plan utilizes Dooley Dollars. The plans range from $360-$1200 depending upon your needs. Dooley Dollars can be used in any retail or dining location on campus. Please verify which locations are open and the hours.

Unused Dooley Dollars from spring carry over to summer sessions. Unused Dooley Dollars do not carry over to fall, 2020. Remaining funds are non-refundable and forfeited at the end of second summer session. For further information about summer dining refer to