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Summer Session General Information

Summer Session 2024

12 Week Session: May 28 - August 16
4 Week Session 1: May 28 - June 21
4 Week Session 2: June 24 - July 19
4 Week Session 3: July 22 - August 16

The Summer Session 2024 schedule of classes is now available in MySSU, or on the Schedule of Classes page if you do not have access to MySSU.

MySSU Registration and Open University Registration are now open.

Summer Session 2024 catalog cover

View the Summer 2024 Catalog

SSU Students

MySSU online registration is now open. 

SSU students can register in MySSU until the third day of each 4-week session and until June 7 for the 12-Week session. Permission of instructor is required to register after a class has started. Please contact the instructor to request an add code.

Registration will not be available May 18 - 21, and will resume on May 22.

Registration will also not be available June 27 -30, and will resume on July 1.

Registration fees are due May 17, 2024. Students who have not paid their Summer Session fees in full or who do not have enough pending financial aid to cover their outstanding Summer Session fees may be disenrolled from their Summer Session classes for non-payment.

For students who register after May 17, summer fees are due by the end of add/drop for the first session you are enrolled in (the third day of the session for Sessions 1-3, and June 7 for the 12-week Session).

For more information about payment plans, contact Seawolf Services at seawolf.servicecenter@sonoma.edu.

Non-SSU Students

Non-SSU students must complete the Open University Registration Form, and payment is due at the time of enrollment. 

Open University registration is now open.

For more information about Open University registration, see For Non-SSU Students.

Students interested in enrolling in summer internship and special studies classes should consult their academic advisor or the chair of their department. 

Please note that high-supervision internships and special studies (that include regular meetings with faculty) classes will only be offered through the School of Extended and International Education (SEIE) during Summer Session. These courses have separate fees and registration policies. For more information on those fees and policies, please see SEIE Summer Classes.
 

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 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 26th. 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 2023-2024 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 2023-2024 Summer Financial Aid Request form and be registered for summer classes no later than April 26th.

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 April 26th. (No request form is required to receive a summer unused Pell Grant determination.)

State University Grant
If you received a State University Grant (SUG) in Fall 2023 and/or Spring 2024, you might qualify for additional SUG for units enrolled during the Summer term. We will notify you of your summer SUG award by email to your SSU email account. More information about SUG can be found on our Grants page of our website. For the summer term only, a student enrolled less than half-time could still be eligible for SUG as long as the other requirements are met. The amount of the SUG generally equals the tuition fee charged.

Notification of Eligibility For Summer Financial Aid
We will contact you via your Seawolf email account by May 10th 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 26 and Before May 17th
After April 26th, 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 17th. 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 17th
After May 17th, fees are due at the end of the add/drop date for that individual summer session. 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 by the end of that summer sessions add/drop date. 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.

In order for students to receive a full refund of Tuition Fees and Campus-based Fees, including Non-Resident Tuition Fees and Graduate Business Professional Fees, a student must drop all courses prior to the first day of instruction. SSU students may drop online through MySSU.

If a student drops all classes and/or withdraws completely from the University on or after the first day of instruction, they are responsible for part, or all of the Tuition Fees and Campus-based Fees, including Non-Resident Tuition Fees and Graduate Business Professional Fees, if applicable, depending on the date of drop/withdrawal. 

Refunds are calculated based on the drop/withdrawal date and are pro-rated if all classes are dropped between the first day of instruction and the 60% point of the session. No refunds will be issued after the 60% point of the session.

Students are solely responsible for dropping their classes and should not rely on a professor, advisor, or the University in general to drop their classes on their behalf.

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. Non-SSU students should refer to the For Non-SSU Students page for full drop and refund information.
 

Dropping a Class

SSU Students: Classes may be dropped online until the third day of each 4-week session and until June 7th for a 12-week session class. After the add/drop period, a form is required to withdraw from a class. A drop will remove the class from your current schedule with no record of your enrollment in the class on your official transcript.

The last day to drop classes for a full refund of fees is the day prior to the start of session. Once the session begins, withdrawals are pro-rated until the 60% point of the session. After the 60% point of the session, no refunds will be issued.  

Non-SSU/Open University Students: Courses can only be dropped via email to extendeded@sonoma.edu. Non-SSU students should refer to the For Non-SSU Students page for full drop and refund information.

Withdrawal from a Class

A drop/withdrawal request made after the end of add/drop will be considered a withdrawal. 

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.

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.

For Summer Session, tuition and fees for current SSU students are based on the combined units for the term (across all sessions). 

Summer Session fees are a combination of Tuition Fees (per unit cost with caps), Mandatory Campus-based fees, and Course Fees. In addition, Non-Resident Tuition Fees and/or Graduate Business Professional Fees will be charged as applicable. The Summer 2024 Student Charges/Fees Schedule is published on the Seawolf Service Center website.

For information about class fees for non-current SSU students enrolling through Open University, see For Non-SSU Students.

 

 

Some courses fulfill General Education (“GE”) requirements. 

General Education requirements depend on catalog year. For information on GE requirements or courses, please visit your Academic Requirements Report (ARR) or the Summer Session schedule of courses in MySSU. We recommend consulting an academic advisor when choosing your Intersession courses. 

Former SSU students who are seeking reinstatement or to return after a lapse in enrollment should contact Anthony Korsund, the Student Success Coordinator in the Office of the Registrar, at anthony.korsund@sonoma.edu or at (707) 664-3367.

Academic advising is not available to non-SSU students. Please consult your advisor at your home institution.

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.

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.

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.

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