General Information

Summer Session 2021

12 Week Session: May 24 - August 13
4 Week Session 1: May 24 - June 17
4 Week Session 2: June 21 - July 15
4 Week Session 3: July 19 - August 12

For class details, see the Summer Session 2021 schedule or your MySSU portal. 

Registration and Payment Information

SSU Students and Non-SSU Students

Late registration for Summer is now closed. For questions, here are ways to contact us:

Summer Financial Aid

Utilize Fall and Spring Financial Aid for Summer Session

If you think you may not have used up your full Direct Loan or Pell Grant eligibility in the Fall and Spring semesters, email the Financial Aid Office at finaid@sonoma.edu(link sends e-mail) or stop by the Seawolf Service Center in Salazar 1000 to find out if you have financial aid available to help pay your Summer registration charges.

Direct Loans

If you have unused Direct Loan eligibility, you must be registered for summer classes and have submitted the Summer Direct Loan Request Form no later than April 16th. Please see How to Request Financial Aid for Summer Session on the Financial Aid website for more information on requesting a Direct Loan for summer. Please note: To receive a Direct Loan disbursement during Summer term, you must be enrolled at least half-time, which is 6 units for undergraduate students and 4 units for master's candidates. All sessions of enrollment are counted toward the half-time requirement.

Pell Grant

Additional Pell Grant for Summer Session
Pell-eligible students who attended full-time both Fall and Spring semesters (12 or more units each semester) may have eligibility for additional Pell Grant for summer session. Students enrolled in 6+ units in summer session can request consideration for Summer Pell Grant using the 20-21 Summer Financial Aid Request form available from the Seawolf Service Center.  Students can email finaid@sonoma.edu or call the Seawolf Service Center at 707-664-2308 for eligibility prescreening.  In order to defer payment for summer session based on Pell Grant eligibility, you must submit both the 20-21 Summer Financial Aid Request form and be registered for summer classes no later than April 16th.

Unused Pell Grant for Summer Session (One or More Classes)
If you were not full-time both Fall and Spring and are determined to have unused Pell Grant eligibility for Summer, you must be registered for summer classes no later than May 1st. (No request form is required to receive a summer unused Pell Grant determination.)

NOTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY FOR SUMMER FINANCIAL AID
We will contact you via your Seawolf email account by April 30th to inform you of your financial aid options. If you are not eligible for enough financial aid to pay your full summer course fees, you must pay the difference by the published due dates.

FINANCIAL AID REQUESTS SUBMITTED AFTER April 16th AND BEFORE MAY 7th
After April 16th, summer aid requests will be processed by Financial Aid as time permits. We cannot guarantee requests will be processed before fees are due. If no determination has been made by the due date, summer fees are due in full on May 9th. If you are determined to be eligible for aid after paying your summer fees, when aid disburses any credit after fees have been paid in full will be refunded.

FINANCIAL AID REQUESTS SUBMITTED AFTER MAY 7th
After May 7th, fees are due at the time of registration. You may still submit a financial aid request form, which will be processed by Financial Aid as time permits, however you must pay your fees in full at the time of registration. If you are determined to be eligible for aid after paying your summer fees, when aid disburses any credit after fees have been paid in full will be refunded.

Refund Information

All fees are refunded if you drop prior to the first day of your Summer Session class. SSU students may drop online through MySSU. Non-SSU students must contact SEIE via email at extendeded@sonoma.edu by 4pm on the last business day before a class begins to receive a full refund.

Refunds are calculated based on the drop date.

4-week session classes:

  • A 100% refund is granted if course(s) are dropped before the first day of the session.
  • A 65% refund is granted if course(s) are dropped by the second day of the session.
  • No refunds are granted if course(s) are dropped on or after the third day of the session.

12-week session classes:

  • A 100% refund is granted if course(s) are dropped before the first day of the class.
  • A 65% refund is granted if course(s) are dropped before 25% of the class is completed.
  • No refunds are granted if course(s) are dropped after 25% of the class is completed.

Drop/Withdraw Procedures

Before the drop/add deadline

SSU Students: Classes may be dropped online until the day prior to the start of the session. After that, classes may be dropped via an email to extendeded@sonoma.edu until the second day of the session. The last day to drop for a full refund is the day prior to the start of class. The last day to drop for a 65% refund is the second day of class. A drop will remove the class from your current schedule with no record of your enrollment in the class on your official transcript.

Non-SSU/Open Door Students: Courses can only be dropped via email to extendeded@sonoma.edu. The last day to drop for a full refund is the last business day before the start of class. The last day to drop for a 65% refund is the second day of class.

After the drop/add deadline

A drop/withdrawal request made after the second day of class will be considered a withdrawal. No refund will be given for a withdrawal.

SSU & Non-SSU Students: Courses can only be dropped after the deadline via email to extendeded@sonoma.edu

A withdrawal will remove the class from your current schedule and will result in a grade of ‘W’ on your official transcript. The grade of ‘W’ has no impact on your GPA.

Petitions to drop late must be for "serious and compelling" reasons with Faculty approval. Serious and compelling reasons include (but are not limited to):

  • An extended absence due to a verifiable accident, illness, or personal problem serious enough to cause withdrawal from the university;
  • An extended absence due to a death in the immediate family;
  • A necessary change in employment status which interferes with the student's ability to attend class. This change in employment status must be verified in writing by the students employer.

The following situations would not fall under the intent of "serious and compelling":

  • Failure to attend class, complete assignments, or take a test;
  • Dissatisfaction with course material, instructional method, or instructor;
  • Class is harder than expected;
  • Pressure of other classes, participation in social activities, or simple lack of motivation;
  • Change of major.

Maximum Units

Summer Session courses offer SSU students “units in residence,” the same as courses taken during the academic terms. Students may enroll in a maximum of 8 units in any one session, with a maximum of 16 units during the Summer Session term.

General Education Requirements

Some courses fulfill General Education (“GE”) requirements. Look for the specific GE category in the “GE” column.

Please note, SSU is in the process of revising its General Education Program. Students should consult their ARR or an advisor to confirm which Summer Session classes will meet their GE requirements.

Course Prerequisites

Any course prerequisites are listed in the School of Extended and International Education (SEIE) online catalog.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all course prerequisites are met prior to registering for a class. Failure to meet course prerequisites cannot be accepted as a justification for a refund of fees.

Registration Assistance for Students with Disabilities

For persons needing adaptive technology access, a larger AsTech Lab is located in IT, on the 1st floor, south. These workstations and training in their use are supported by Disability Services for Students (DSS). Contact DSS at 4-2677 to make an appointment.

Students may contact the Disability Services for Students (DSS) office at (707) 664-2677 (dial 711 for Relay), or disability.services@sonoma.edu. Live Chat is also available on the DSS website.

Registration Holds

Before your date/time to register, check to see if you have any holds. Some holds must be cleared before you will be allowed to register. Holds can be viewed online once you login. Visit detailed instructions regarding viewing holds for more information.

Immunization Requirement

Students are required to provide the University with proof of immunization from measles, mumps, rubella, (MMR) and from Hepatitis B. If you have not filed your proof of immunization, be sure to submit it to the Student Health Center before your scheduled registration appointment.

Housing

Please contact Housing Services for information regarding on-campus housing during Summer Session.