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Undergraduate General Information

General Information for Undergraduate Summerterm

When is Summerterm?
Summerterm 2020 will be offered in two session this year.
Session I:  June 1st - July 1st, 2020
Session II:  July 6th - August 5th, 2020 

Registration will be open May 4th - May 29th (midnight).

Register by Friday, May 22nd to receive a $250 discount, PER COURSE!

Undergraduate students wishing to register for Summerterm courses (including on-line courses) must register by using APR 2.0

Course schedules must be finalized by 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, 2020, for the Undergraduate Session. Any regular course with fewer than five students registered at that time may be cancelled.

Session I:  Monday, June 1st - Wednesday, June 3rd
Session II:  Monday, July 6th - Wednesday, July 8th

What does it cost?
Undergraduate registration fee:  $40
Tuition per unit:  $3,865

  • Students have the option to sign up for a monthly payment plan starting in April. There is a one-time $45 non-refundable enrollment fee associated with the monthly payment plan, per semester. A $30 returned payment fee will apply if a payment is returned. To sign up for the payment plan you must either call Student Financial Services (315-229-5581) or visit their office on the third floor of the Sullivan Student Center.
  • Payments may be made by cash, check, online, or via the payment plan set up by Student Financial Services.

3 Month Payment Plan:
Payment due dates are 4/25, 5/25, and 6/25.

2 Month Payment Plan:
Payment due dates are 5/25 and 6/25.

Room & Board costs will vary and is dependent upon which courses you register for. Please check with Residence Life, 315-229-5250. 

What credit can I get?
Most undergraduate courses are considered one unit (3.6 credit hours). Some courses count toward St. Lawrence distribution requirements for the B.A. or B.S. degree.

Students from Other Colleges:
Yes, please apply to Summerterm as a special student first, using the Special Student Enrollment Form. Attendance at St. Lawrence during Summerterm does not imply admission to the University.

How many courses can I take?
Two. This includes independent studies. Students must petition to take a third course. To do so, please contact Kevin MacKenzie.

What's the class size?
Class size is typically 5-10 students, which means careful attention from your professors, an opportunity for intensive learning and close cooperation with classmates.

What's the cancellation policy?
Any regular course with fewer than five students registered at the end of the second day of classes may not be continued. If that happens, you can register for another course.

Independent Study, Projects and Internships
Opportunities for independent study, projects and internships are available with faculty sponsorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. If a course you want to take is not offered, you should consider doing an independent study course. To do any of these you must:

1. Have 2.5 minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA),
2. Find a Faculty sponsor,
3. Complete and submit an independent study application form to Brigett Ritchie in the Dean's Office (Vilas 103) for approval, with ALL signatures from faculty sponsor and department chair,
4. Pay tuition and registration fees at Student Financial Services, or have Student Financial Services certify your participation in a payment plan.

Completed applications must be approved in advance of Summerterm. You may not register for independent study or internships through the regular Summerterm registration process.

Note: Students taking an independent study or participating in an internship must be registered and have paid in full in order to receive a grade and course credit.

Summerterm Refund Policy:
Please contact the Student Financial Services Office at 315-229-5581 for details. Please note there are non-refundable deposits and fees associated with special programs.

Student Accessibility Services was established to assist students at St. Lawrence University who have a learning difference and or medical disabilities. A student who has a learning difference and or medical disability must present written documentation by a licensed professional who has diagnosed the student according to the definition of disability as stated in Section 5, Part B of Public Law 94-142, November 1975.

St. Lawrence University grants "reasonable accommodations" to documented students with a learning difference and or medical condition as established by the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Such accommodations, which are the student's responsibility to request, are granted as needed on a case-by case basis, and are arranged by the student and professor upon consultation with the director or assistant director of Student Accessibility Services. All requests for accommodations must be supported by appropriate documentation provided by the student. Anyone who has any disability is provided counsel on the facilities, equipment and accommodations available at St. Lawrence University. Academic requirements that are an essential part of the University's educational goals may be accommodated, but may not be waived.

Further information about St. Lawrence University's accommodation policy is available from the director or assistant director of Student Accessibility Services.  To make an appointment call (315) 229-5537