1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3106
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-6559
Toll Free: (800) 448-7801
Q. What are the dates for the various summer sessions in summer 2013?
A. Please see the Summer 2013 Dates and Deadlines page of the 2013 summer bulletin & schedule. (Click HERE to view the full summer bulletin and schedule PDF or HERE to view the web version of the course schedule)
Q. What courses are being offered for summer 2013?
A. Please see the Course Listing by Dates page of the 2013 summer bulletin to see what courses are offered in the various sessions during the summer. If you want to look for a specific course then please see the Web version of the Summer Bulletin.
The Web version of the Summer Bulletin is based on the current information available. Updated course information (additions, changes, cancellations) replaces the original material as it is requested by departments. This type of document ensures current and prospective students, faculty and staff that they are receiving the most current information regarding the courses offered at the university.
Q. Does UW offer any on-line summer courses?
A. YES! UW offers a number of on-line and other distance delivery courses in the summer. Please visit the Outreach Credit Programs summer course schedule to view the various options.
Q. Are UW summer courses easier or harder than regular semester UW courses?
A. Summer courses are the exact same course as their spring/fall counterparts, with the difference being they are offered in a compressed time-frame. You get the same exact number of contact minutes (sometimes more) as a regular semester course but instead of the course lasting for 15 weeks ... you complete the course in 3 - 6 weeks (depending on he specific course. This translates to having class every day (M-F) for extended periods of time (up to 3 hrs. or more) and corresponding homework, projects, papers, etc... One way to look at the course is a full-time (plus overtime) job for 3 - 6 weeks (depending on the course) ... you have up to, or more than three hours a day (M-F) of lecture and that much time, or more than, of assignments / homework. You should also expect to utilize time on the weekends ... but in a relatively short time you can earn 3-4 credit hours, fulfill a pre-requisite or requirement, strengthen your GPA, and move forward towards graduation!
Students normally take one course at a time in the summer due to their rigor and pace but opportunities are available to complete multiple courses in the summer a students might be interested.
Q. How much does it cost to attend UW Summer Session?
A. For main campus courses (courses that are based in Laramie) ...the cost is the same per credit hour as it costs for he fall or spring semester. For undergraduates that cost is $106 per credit hour (plus fees) for a Wyoming resident and $413 per credit hour (plus fees) for a non-resident. A detailed listing of the cost and fees for summer 2013 main campus courses can be found in the 2013 summer class schedule.
Q. Is the summer considered an academic semester for the purpose of probation/suspension status / for financial aid / etc...
A. YES, summer session at UW is treated as an academic semester with regards to a students GPA, their academic status (i.e. you can be academically suspended from UW if you summer grades result in you falling below the academic criteria of UW or your College or Department), and their financial aid eligibility (your financial aid can be affected based on your summer academic performance as well as what forms of aid you receive and/or utilize to pay for your summer course(s). Therefore; all students are strongly advised to consult with (1) their academic advisor(s) with regards to their academic status (2) the Student Financial Aid office with regards to their financial aid eligibility.
Q. If I plan my schedule correctly - I shouldn't "need" to take summer courses --- right?
A. Maybe ... hopefully! But if things change --- you have to drop a fall or spring class, or you want to repeat a course, or you decide to add a second major, or you want to take a course only offered in the summer ... we offer over 500 in-class, in the field, in a different country or on-line courses every summer!