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.
This comprehensive list of Emory College Online courses (PDF) includes Maymester courses transitioning online.
If you are currently enrolled in an on campus course, you will remain in the course as it transitions to online.
If you are interested in registering for a course, please note that the transition in the system from on campus to online may take a few more days to be updated. Please utilize the Course Atlas to confirm the status.
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
- Search results will show 15 courses
- Class Notes will confirm "Maymester course"
As we transition into our online summer courses, including Maymester mini-sessions, we want to ensure that all enrolled students are familiar with the Emory College Online summer course model and expectations.
All regular Emory College academic policies (including Add/Drop deadlines, S/U grade change deadlines, and Honor Code policies) will apply to courses taken online this summer.
- You may register for only one course
- You may not concurrently enroll in the first session of summer school
- Expect to spend about 40 hours per week on coursework
- A laptop or computer with Windows or Apple operating system
- Reliable high-speed internet connection
- A webcam (the one built into your device is fine)
- A headset with microphone (most earbuds should be fine)
All summer students will be added to a Canvas Summer Online module at the beginning of May and will need to complete a brief 30-minute Emory College Online orientation. Your faculty members should begin communicating with you about your course during the week before Maymester begins.
Maymester Dates: May 12 - May 29, 2020
OPUS is open for registration.
Technology fee: $50
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
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.
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 http://summerprograms.emory.edu/academics/calendar.html.
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?
Do Maymester courses have prerequisites?
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?
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 http://www.emory.edu/dining/Summer_plans.php