Academic Policies

Course Changes (Add/Drop/Swap)

Course enrollments may be added, dropped, or swapped, through OPUS, without penalty during the periods specified:

  • February 7-May 12 for Maymester
  • February 7-May 20 for first session courses
  • February 7-July 1 for second session courses

Letter-grade Changes

Changes from a letter grade to the satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grading basis may be made before the following deadlines:

  • May 13 for Maymester
  • May 22 for first session courses
  • July 3 for second session courses

Degree candidates in Oxford College may not enroll in courses on the S/U basis.

Please refer to the 2020 Summer School Bulletin** for complete information regarding academic policies.

Credit and Load

The unit of credit is a semester hour. Enrollment should not exceed ten semester hours during any six-week session unless the student is enrolled in an internship program or receives permission for an overload from the appropriate class dean. Contact the Office for Undergraduate Education, 404-727-6069, to make an appointment with an academic advisor or dean.

Students enrolled in a three-week Maymester course may not enroll in the first six-week summer session while enrolled in a Maymester course, but may enroll in the second session.

Cancellation

Maymester: Students may cancel their course enrollment on or before May 12, 2020 to receive a full refund. After May 12, tuition refunds are prorated according to the refund schedule set by Student Financial Services.

First and Second Summer Session: Course Enrollment may be cancelled through May 20 for first session courses and July 1 for second session courses. Students may drop a course or courses during the add/drop period and receive a full refund. Visiting students must notify the Summer Programs office if they no longer plan to attend.

Please refer to the 2020 Summer School Bulletin** for complete information regarding academic policies and refund schedule for summer sessions.

Withdrawal

Maymester: Students who wish to withdraw from a Maymester course after May 12, 2020 must request permission from the Summer School Programs office. After May 12, 2020 tuition refunds are prorated according to the refund schedule set by Student Financial Services. The refund schedule is also published in the Summer School Bulletin.

First and Second Summer Session: After the add/drop period, a student may withdraw from one or more courses only with permission from Academic Advising. Please contact the Academic Advising office in 300 White Hall to request a withdrawal. Complete or partial tuition refunds are prorated according to the refund schedule set by Student Financial Services.

Please refer to the 2020 Summer School Bulletin** for complete information regarding academic policy and refund schedule.

The last day to withdraw without incurring academic penalty is June 10 for first session and July 22 for second session.

The Honor Code

For more than half a century, academic integrity has been maintained at Emory through the student-nitiated and student-regulated Honor Code.

Please familiarize yourself with the Honor Code.

Every student who applies and is accepted by Emory College agrees, as a condition of attendance, to abide by the provisions of the Honor Code as long as he or she reamins a student at Emory. By his or her continued attendance at Emory, a student reaffirms his or he pledge to adhere to the provisions of the Honor Code. Student who violate the Honor Code are subject to a letter grade of "F" in the course in question, suspension, dismissal, or a combination of thse sanctions and/or other sanactions as appropriate. 

Course Cancellation Due to Low Enrollment

Please note that course offerings are subject to change/cancellation. Sometimes courses are cancelled or sections combined due to insufficient enrollment, or on the need of the faculty.

If a course is cancelled, students will be given the opportunity to enroll in an available course. Students will be notified of course changes/cancellation at the earliest opportunity.