Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about courses offered during one of our summer sessions? Take a look below to find an answer.

How do I register for a summer session course?

Online via HomerConnect. Nondegree students should visit ithaca.edu/nondegree for more information or email oes@ithaca.edu.

How much are summer courses?

Summer sessions 2021 tuition is $500 per credit. This initiative intends to make supplemental summer coursework available and affordable to undergraduate students whose spring semester may have been impacted by the pandemic and who may now find themselves behind with degree progress.

Continuing (not graduating May 2021 or before) matriculated (admitted into a bachelor's degree program at IC) undergraduate students who were enrolled full-time in fall 2020 and/or spring 2021 at IC degree may be eligible for three credits of summer 2021 tuition. Visit the Free Credit FAQ website to see if you're eligible.

For nondegree students, the summer 2021 tuition is also $500 per credit.

What happens if I decide not to take the course after I register?

Summer classes can be dropped up to the third day of each summer session online via HomerConnect without financial penalty; however, after that third day, course cancellation is a "withdrawal." There is no withdrawal refund schedule. Course tuition is charged in full even after withdrawal.

Can I get on a waitlist for a summer course?

Waitlist functionality isn't available for summer sessions, nor are capacity override requests supported. Students are advised to watch HomerConnect course enrollment for changes to seat availability. Changes in enrollment are updated as-they-happen.

Are all summer courses asynchronous or are there specific times I have to attend?

IC's summer sessions classes meet both synchronously (with scheduled meeting times) and asynchronously. Expand the course offering in HomerConnect to review the "meeting times" to determine if there are scheduled meeting times.

I'm an international student. Do I need a visa to enroll in online classes?

No visa is required to take an online class at Ithaca College.

I've been admitted to the fall semester as a first-year student. Can I enroll in summer courses?

Welcome! Admitted students don’t yet have access to the system to register themselves for summer; the college’s systems don’t yet recognize you as an Ithaca College student. Admitted students new to IC will receive an email describing the summer 2021 registration opportunities designed specifically for incoming first-year students. Visit the Ithaca Summer Seminars webpage to learn more about this pre-orientation academic program. This will be followed by instructions early in the summer on how to sign up for fall 2021 courses.

What's my maximum credit load in summer?

Students are limited to four credits of classroom instruction during the May session and up to six credits during each five-week summer session, but may not exceed 11-credit hours total.

Students may participate in an internship or an independent study (in addition to the 11-credit maximum noted above), so long as they do not register for more than a cumulative total of 15-credits during the summer.