Summer Session

How to Register


Timeline & Important Notes | Instructions | Waitlist

Summer Session online classes will be conducted as scheduled, with the potential for more online courses and sections to be added to Testudo.


Currently, the university is working on moving spring semester courses to an online environment. Once this has been accomplished, academic units will be asked to adopt similar measures to the scheduled Summer Session face-to-face courses.


As decisions are made, the Office of Extended Studies will send notices to registered students and post updated information on the Summer Session website:

Registration Timeline & Important Notes

Registration Timelines

  • Opens: February 25
  • For individual session registration and other deadlines (cancellation, withdrawals, etc.), see Calendars & Deadlines.

Important Registration Notes

  • Maximum Load Policy: Maximum number of credits for which you can register.
  • Summer Session Payment Policy: Does not follow the standard fall/spring semester plan. Students are not billed.
  • 3-week Summer Sessions: Due to the compressed nature of these sessions, Schedule Adjustment (Drop/Add) is only permitted on the first day of classes for a 3-week session.
  • Online Courses: After registration, it may take 24 – 48 hours before you obtain access to the online course. Students who register on the first day of classes for a 3-week session will run into access issues, which may cause you to fall irreparably behind.
  • Non-Standard Courses: Courses whose date spans do not fit exactly within a 6-week session. This includes 3-week sessions. A message may appear in the course block to draw attention to the course meeting times. Read the message then click Ok to add the course.

Registration Instructions

  1. Visit Testudo.
  2. Click on Registration (Drop/Add).
  3. Log in with your Directory ID and password.
  4. Select Summer Session I or II 2020.
    • If you are interested in registered for courses in both sessions, you will need to add courses in one, and then switch to the other session to add courses.
  5. Enter the course(s) (ex. ENGL101) and section number(s) (ex. 0101, WB11) into the Drop/Add table and click Submit Changes.
    • A message may appear in the course block.
    • Read the message then click Ok to add the course.
  6. When finished with registration, you’ll receive an email sent from the Email of Record providing information on how to submit payment.

Waitlist Instructions


  1. Follow steps 1 through 5 listed in Registration Instructions.
  2. You’ll get the message about the course being closed. If you wish to add yourself to the waitlist/holdfile, click the Add to Waitlist button.
    • You'll then be presented with a message regarding the waitlist process. After reading the notice, click the Confirm button to continue.
  3. Select the section(s) you want to waitlist and click the Add to Waitlist button.
    • If open sections are available, click the Open Sections tab and select which section you would like to add and then click the Select button.
  4. NOTE: If you do not type the section number, the system will tell you that there are no open sections for that course and will not give you a waitlist option.

Waitlist Check-in

  1. Beginning on the first day of classes, you must check-in daily.
  2. Visit Testudo and select Waitlist Check-In
  3. If one day is missed, you will be dropped from the waitlist and must start over. The move from waitlist status to enrolled status is an automatic enrollment transaction if a seat becomes available.

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