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A breakdown of the important dates regarding Summer Sessions I & II

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Summer is Almost in Session!

Important dates to remember for Summer Sessions I & II 2020.

Shannon Sheehan, Staff Writer

Kean University offers two sessions during the summer to allow students to accelerate their programs and earn their degrees even quicker. For Summer Sessions I & II, there are important dates that students should keep in mind to stay on track.

The Summer Session I eight-week online courses begin on May 26, following the university's closure on May 25 for Memorial Day. This session concludes on July 20. Important dates to remember for this sessions are as follows:

  • May 26: This is when the term begins, and is also the last opportunity to add a course. Additionally, this is also the last day to withdraw with 100% refund.
  • May 27: Students will begin to receive a “W’ on their transcript for withdrawing from courses. 
  • May 28: The last day to withdraw with 75% refund.
  • June 8: The last day to declare a course as an audit, as well as declare or change any undergraduate Pass/Fail options. 
  • June 9: The last day to withdraw with 50% refund.
  • June 29: The last day to withdraw from a course and receive a “W” on one's transcript. Students will also not receive refunds from this point. 
  • July 3: The university will be closed for Independence Day
  • July 20: Summer Sessions I concludes. 

For Summer Session II, the course options vary in the amount of weeks they will transpire. The four-week, in-person course schedule is as follows: 

  • July 3: The university is closed for Independence Day.
  • July 7: The term begins and it is the last day to add any additional courses. This is also the last day to withdraw from a course and receive a 100% refund and no mark on one’s academic record.  
  • July 8: Students will begin receiving a “W” on their transcript for withdrawing from courses. 
  • July 9: The last day to withdraw from a course to receive a 75% refund. 
  • July 20: The last day to declare a course as an audit, and declare or change the undergraduate Pass/Fail option. 
  • July 21: The last day for students to withdraw and receive a 50% refund. 
  • July 23: The last day for students to withdraw from a course and still receive a “W.” Also, no refunds will be given after this point. 
  • Aug. 3: The term ends. 

There is also an option in Summer Session II for five-week, in-person courses, running from July 7 to Aug. 10. Important dates for this term are as follows:

  • July 3: The university is closed to observe Independence Day.
  • July 7: The term begins and it is the last day to add any additional courses. This is also the last day to withdraw from a course to receive a 100% refund. There will not be any marks on one’s academic record if one withdraws by this date. 
  • July 8: Students will begin receiving a “W” on their academic records after withdrawing from courses at this point. 
  • July 9: The last day for students to withdraw from a course and still receive a 75% refund. 
  • July 20: The last day for students to declare a class as an audit, as well as the last opportunity to declare or change the undergraduate Pass/Fail option. 
  • July 21: The last opportunity to withdraw from a course and receive a 50% refund.
  • July 28: Students’ last opportunity to withdraw from a course and still receive a “W” for the course with no refund. 
  • Aug. 10: The term concludes. 

The last in-person option for students in Summer Session II is the six-week term, running from July 7 to Aug. 17. Important dates to remember for this course are as follows:

  • July 3: The university is closed to observe Independence Day.
  • July 7: The term begins. It is the last chance for students to add any additional courses, as well as drop current courses to receive a 100% refund. 
  • July 8: When withdrawing from a course, students will begin to get a mark of a “W” on their transcript. 
  • July 9: The last opportunity to withdraw from a course and receive a 75% refund 
  • July 20: The last day for students to declare a class as an audit, as well as the last opportunity to declare or change the undergraduate Pass/Fail option. 
  • July 21: The last chance for students to receive a 50% refund for withdrawing from a course. 
  • Aug. 3: Students’ last chance to withdraw from a course and still receive a “W” on their academic record with no refund. 
  • Aug. 17: The term ends.

If one prefers online instruction, this option is also offered in Summer II. The courses will follow an eight-week outline, from July 7 to Aug. 30. Important dates to remember for this term are as follows: 

  • July 3: The university is closed for Independence Day.
  • July 7: The term officially begins. This is also the last opportunity for students to add courses, as well as drop current courses for a 100% refund and no mark on their academic record.
  • July 8: Students will begin to receive a “W” on their academic record when withdrawing from courses. 
  • July 9: The last chance to withdraw from a course and still receive a 75% refund.
  • July 20: The last day to declare or change the undergraduate Pass/Fail option. Also, this is the last opportunity to declare a course as an audit. 
  • July 21: The last day to withdraw from a course and still receive a 50% refund. 
  • Aug. 10: The last opportunity for students to withdraw from a course and still receive a “W” with no refund.
  • Aug. 30: The term concludes.

As mentioned, registering for either Summer Session I or II offers a great advantage for students to earn their degree even sooner. With various options for summer terms, students are sure to find courses to fit their needs and learning styles. Students should be sure to periodically check the status of their Summer courses for any changes. For more information on the Summer Sessions, visit  Kean's Academic Calendar webpage


about the author

Shannon Sheehan, Staff Writer
sheehsha@kean.edu

Shannon Sheeehan is a Junior Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing. She joined The Cougar's Byte staff in Spring 2018. After her time at Kean, Shannon hopes to start her professional career in Public Relations and/or Social Media.