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Summer Session FAQ's

Q: When is the application deadline for summer?
A: For summer there are no published deadlines; however, the sooner application is made, the earlier registration for summer classes can take place.

Q: What is considered full time status in the summer?
A: For undergraduate students, 12 hours is considered full time. For graduate students, 9 hours is considered full time.

Q: How many classes can I take in the summer?
A: Undergraduate students may not take more than 18 hours total without special approval by the appropriate dean as determined by the student's major or the University College Advising Center for undeclared majors. The maximum credit hour load per part of term is listed below:

Session Number of Weeks Maximum Hours
Full Term 1 13 weeks 18 hours
May Term S1 3 weeks 4 hours
May / June Term S5 8 weeks 8 hours
June Term S2 5 weeks 8 hours
July Term S3 5 weeks 8 hours
June / July Term S4 10 weeks 8 hours
RODP Term R 10 weeks 18 hours

 

Graduate Students
A normal full-time load for graduate students in nine graduate-level semester hours; however, full-time status for students holding graduate assistantships is six semester hours at the graduate level.

Graduate students are limited to a maximum load of 12 credit hours per term. If an exception to this 12-hour limit is requested, overload forms must be signed by the appropriate graduate program advisor and approved by the College of Graduate Studies.

Q: What are hybrid courses?
A: A hybrid course is an online course; however, the course requires up to nine hours of on-campus meetings. The required meeting dates can be reviewed in PipelineMT before registering for the course. The on-campus meetings usually involve an orientation and exams (a mid-term and final).

Q: I want MTSU online courses instead of RODP. How do I specify that on RaiderNet?
A: When searching on RaiderNet through PipelineMT for courses through the "Advanced Search" button, in the "Instructional Method" box select "Distance Lrn: Online." This will get you to MTSU online courses. Some MTSU online classes require permission from the department before registering. If the class you need requires a permit, complete the online POD form. The following link provides more information: http://www.mtsu.edu/university-college/distance/online-programs.php.

Q: I want to enroll in an RODP course. How do I specify that on RaiderNet?
A: When searching on RaiderNet through PipelineMT for courses through the "Advanced Search" button, in the "Subject" box select the course subject that is either followed by "(RODP Only)" or by "(MTSU and RODP)" or by "RODP." Then in the "Instructional Method" box, select either or all of the following: "RODP-WEB Asynchronous DSP" or "RODP-WEB Asynchronous GR" or "RODP-WEB Asynchronous UG." This will get you to RODP courses. If the class you need requires an override form before registering, complete the request for an override form.