Academic Policies

Course Changes (Add/Drop/Swap)

Course enrollments may be added, dropped, or swapped, through OPUS, without penalty during the periods specified:

  • February 23-May 17 for Maymester
  • February 23-May 17 for Session 1 courses
  • February 23-June 28 for Session 2 courses

Letter-grade Changes

Changes from a letter grade to the satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grading basis may be made before the following deadlines:

  • May 18 for Maymester
  • May 26 for Session 1 courses
  • June 30 for Session 2 courses

Degree candidates in Oxford College may not enroll in courses on the S/U basis.

Please refer to the 2021 Summer School Bulletin (available in January 2021) for complete information regarding academic policies.

Credit and Load

The unit of credit is a semester hour. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in no more than 2 courses (less than 10 credit hours) in a six-week session unless the student receives permission for an overload from their academic advisor. 

Please consult an academic advisor or summerprograms@emory.edu if you have questions about the number of courses or credits you would like to enroll during the summer. 

Students enrolled in a three-week Maymester course may not enroll in Session 1 (first six-week summer session) while enrolled in a Maymester course, but may enroll in Session 2 (second six-week summer session).

Cancellation and Withdrawal

NOTE: Transient students must notify the Summer Programs office if they no longer plan to attend.

Maymester Course Enrollment:

  • Cancel on or before May 17, 2021 for full tuition refund
  • Cancel after May 17, 2021 for prorated tuition refund according to refund schedule set by Student Financial Services 

Session 1 Course Enrollment:

  • Cancel on or before May 19, 2021 for full tuition refund
  • Cancel after May 19, 2021 for prorated tuition refund according to refund schedule set by Student Financial Services

Session 2 Course Enrollment:

  • Cancel on or before June 30, 2021 for full tuition refund
  • Cancel after June 30, 2021 for prorated tuition refund according to refund schedule set by Student Financial Services

Please refer to the 2021 Summer School Bulletin (available in January 2021) for complete information regarding academic policies and refund schedule for summer sessions.
 

Withdrawal

Maymester
Students who wish to withdraw from a Maymester course after May 17, 2021 must request permission from the Summer School Programs office. After May 17, 2021 tuition refunds are prorated according to the refund schedule set by Student Financial Services. 

Session 1 and Session 2
After the add/drop period, a student may withdraw from one or more courses only with permission from Academic Advising. Please contact the Academic Advising office in 300 White Hall to request a withdrawal. Complete or partial tuition refunds are prorated according to the refund schedule set by Student Financial Services.
 

The last day to withdraw without incurring academic penalty is June 9 for Session 1 and July 21 for Session 2.
 

The Honor Code

For more than half a century, academic integrity has been maintained at Emory through the student-initiated and student-regulated Honor Code.

Please familiarize yourself with the Honor Code.

Every student who applies and is accepted by Emory College agrees, as a condition of attendance, to abide by the provisions of the Honor Code as long as he or she remains a student at Emory. By his or her continued attendance at Emory, a student reaffirms his or he pledge to adhere to the provisions of the Honor Code. Student who violate the Honor Code are subject to a letter grade of "F" in the course in question, suspension, dismissal, or a combination of these sanctions and/or other sanctions as appropriate. 

Course Cancellation Due to Low Enrollment

Please note that course offerings are subject to change/cancellation. Sometimes courses are cancelled or sections combined due to low enrollment, or on the need of the faculty.

If a course is cancelled, students will be given the opportunity to enroll in an available course. Students will be notified of course changes/cancellation at the earliest opportunity.