Summer Sessions 2023
Interested in Summer School at ECU?
Students interested in summer school can register for summer school using the same registration pin they receive for the fall. Students can also register for summer during the same time they register for fall (usually right after spring break). Students may register for summer courses until the day before the summer term begins. Consult Academic Calendar online for specific dates. ECU offers two 5-week summer sessions: 1st summer & 2nd summer and a special full term (11 week session). (*Note: Most of our coursework is offered during the 1st and 2nd sessions.) Students may take a maximum of 7 hours per session (or 14 hours total). There are no minimum hours required for summer school. Summer offers a more limited selection of coursework therefore not every class will be offered during summer.
1st Summer Session: May 15-June 19, 2023 2nd Summer Session: June 22-July 27, 2023
Students in academic difficulty (probation or suspension) should NOT take summer courses at ECU unless you have consulted the academic advisor first with regards to your specific situation.
For questions about the cost of summer school, visit the Cashier’s Office website and scroll down to select “tuition and fees” or go to the Financial Aid website and look under “financial planning” and “estimated cost of attendance”
Students who would like to apply for financial aid for summer school at ECU should consult Office of Financial Aid. There is a separate financial aid application required for summer school available March 1st. Deadline to submit aid application for both summer sessions is usually around early May.
Interested in Summer School at another institution?
Students interested in attending summer school at another institution should contact the institution you’d like to attend in order to inquire about applying for their summer term. You also need to find out what courses they are offering during the summer. IF YOU PLAN ON RECEIVING FINANCIAL AID FOR THE SUMMER, you MUST complete the “permission to take courses at a US University or College” form. Visit ECU Registrar’s Office to find the form under “forms”. To assist you in completing this form, look in Pirate Port under “course equivalencies.” Search for the institution you’d like to attend, search the courses and find out what the equivalent course is at ECU. You must list the EXACT course you plan on taking AND your advisor must sign the form IF you plan on receiving Financial Aid for the summer. Submit completed form to the Financial Aid Office in 2103 Old Cafeteria Complex.
Please read all information on the permission form and follow instructions. Things to know:
- Courses must be taken at a regionally accredited institution; students must earn a ‘C’ or better (2.0) for a course to transfer.
- Students should use the “Course Equivalency Guide” in Pirate Port to determine appropriate transfer course options. Courses not listed must be evaluated for transfer by the corresponding ECU academic department to determine ECU equivalency.
- Coursework will not be transferred for which credit has already been earned at ECU (grade of D- or higher earned).
- Students who have failed a course at ECU can take the equivalent course at another institution and transfer it back to ECU. However, the grade replacement policy may not be applied to these courses.
- Transfer grades are used in computing GPA to determine “graduation with honors” distinction. Some degree programs include transfer grades in GPA calculation to determine acceptance into a major.
- Courses completed at another institution to meet General Education, major, minor, or other ECU graduation requirements will be evaluated and counted according to ECU’s standards, not those of the transfer institution.
- When taking courses at ECU and another institution at the same time in the same semester, the total credit hours taken may not exceed ECU’s limits: 18 sh (fall and spring), 7 sh (5 week summer), or 14 sh (11 week summer).
- If you have been withdrawn through the Counseling and Student Development Center with stipulations regarding attendance at ECU, those stipulations are also in effect for courses taken at another institution.
- If transfer course work is needed to fulfill graduation requirements and is taken during a student’s semester of graduation, all requirements must be met before the first day of the subsequent term: Spring graduation term = first day of Summer term, Summer graduation term = first day of Fall term, Fall graduation term = first day of Spring term.
- ECU’s baccalaureate degree requirements state that: (a) A minimum of 25% of the credit hours required for the degree and at least 50% of the total hours required in the major must be completed at ECU, and (b) A minimum of 50% of the semester hours required in the student’s major must be earned through enrollment in a regionally accredited senior college.
- Once courses are completed, students should immediately request an official transcript be sent to: East Carolina University, Office of the Registrar, Greenville, NC 27858. Official transcripts sent electronically should be emailed to email@example.com Please keep in mind that it may take ECU several weeks to process your transfer credit and that could delay your registration into some fall courses (if you are registering for a FALL course in which your summer course is a pre-requisite).
Once courses are completed, students should immediately request an official transcript be sent to: East Carolina University, Office of the Registrar, Greenville, NC 27858. Official transcripts sent electronically should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep in mind that it may take ECU several weeks to process your transfer credit and that could delay your registration into some fall courses (if you are registering for a FALL course in which your summer course is a pre-requisite).