Maymester courses are in a three-week format. The shorter session allows students to earn credit and pursue other summer opportunities.
Academic Policy: Due to the compressed three-week format, you may not enroll in a Maymester course (May 17- June 4) and a course in the first session (May 17-June 26). You may enroll in a course during the second session.
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 2021), Career (Emory College) and Session (Maymester) as shown below
- Search results will show available courses
- Class Notes will confirm "This is a Maymester online course."
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. Faculty should begin communicating with you about your course during the week before Maymester begins.
Maymester Dates: May 17-June 4, 2021
Registration opens on February 23, 2021
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions.
- Maymester courses are 3-4 credit hours
- On campus tuition: $1,658 per credit hour
- Online tuition: $1,327 per credit hour and technology fee, $75
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 projects, lectures, or other course 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, 2021. You will not incur financial or academic penalty if you drop the course (through OPUS) no later than May 11, 2021. Refer to the academic calendar.
Is financial aid available?
Yes. Limited financial aid is available. 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 2020-2021 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?
Yes, some may have prerequisites. Please refer to the Course Atlas.
Can I also enroll in a Session 1 or Session 2 summer course?
You may not enroll in Maymester and Session 1, because Maymester and Session 1 overlaps. You may enroll in Maymester and Study Abroad if your Emory Study Abroad program begins after May 31, 2021. You may also enroll in Maymester and Session 2.
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, 2021. Remaining funds are non-refundable and forfeited at the end of second summer session. Refer to Emory Dining for more information.