Summer Session FAQ's

When is the application deadline for summer?

For summer there are no published deadlines; however, the sooner application is made, the earlier registration for summer classes can take place.

What is considered full time status in the summer?

For undergraduate students, 12 hours is considered full time. For graduate students, 9 hours is considered full time.

How many classes can I take in the summer?

Undergraduate students may not take more than 18 hours total without special approval from the academic advisor and the appropriate dean as determined by the student's major. The maximum credit hour load per part of term is listed below:

Session Number of Weeks Maximum Hours
Full Term 1 12 Weeks 18 Hours
S3A, S3B, S3C, S3D 3 Weeks 4 Hours
S5A, S5B 5 Weeks 8 Hours
S6A, S6B 6 Weeks 8 Hours
TN eCampus Term R 10 Weeks 18 Hours

 

Graduate Students

A normal full-time load for graduate students is nine to twelve 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 director of graduate studies and approved by the dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

 

What are hybrid courses?

A hybrid course is an online course but generally requires a small number of clock hours in an on-campus session. Hybrid courses may include up to 15 hours of required or mandatory campus meetings. Students may review meeting dates/times in PipelineMT.

Summer 2020 Terms

Full (12 weeks): 5/18–8/7
S3A (3 weeks): 5/18–6/5
S6A (6 weeks): 5/18–6/26
S5A (5 weeks): 5/26–6/26
S3B (3 weeks): 6/8–6/26
S3C (3 weeks): 6/29–7/17
S6B (6 weeks): 6/29–8/7
S5B (5 weeks): 7/6–8/7
S3D (3 weeks): 7/20–8/7
TN eCampus (10 weeks): 5/26–7/31

 

 

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