FAQ

  1. How do I know which courses are being offered?

    You can view the Four-Week Session and Six-Week Session course pages.

  2. How much credit can be earned for each course?

    Most courses equal one full Saint Mary’s credit (3.5 Carnegie units). 

  3. When and how do I register for Gael Summer 2020?

    For SMC students, registration will open Monday, March 2, 2020. You can register on GaelXpress, and it will remain open throughout the spring semester for courses with openings. Please note that payment must be made to the Business Office first before you are permitted to register. For information regarding payment, please contact the Business Office.

    For non-SMC students, you must fill out the open enrollment form on the registrar site and submit it to the registrar.

  4. Do I need the approval of my academic advisor to register?

    No. It is always good to consult with your academic advisor to check which courses you need, but you do not need advisor approval to register for Gael Summer 2020.

  5. What is the cost of Gael Summer 2020 and is financial aid available?

    The tuition cost for a full credit Gael Summer 2020 is $3,000. The fee for Gael Summer 2020  activity course and Chemistry Lab are listed by the course information. Course fees where applicable are listed in the course information.

    Saint Mary’s financial aid is not available, but officers in the Financial Aid Office are available to help you review your financial aid profile to seek a personal loan if you are interested.

  6. When will I know if I got into a course?

    When current students register on GaelXpress, it will tell you if the course is still open. Like all terms, there is a possibility that a course could be cancelled, but most likely you are in the course once you register.

    Entering transfer students and non-SMC students should contact the Registrar’s Office for current course enrollment information.

  7. How do I know if I am in the right course?

    You should meet with your advisor to review your entire list of courses taken, requirements for graduation, and which Gael Summer 2020 course is right for you.

  8. When can I Add/Drop a class?

    Adding/dropping a class must be done within the FIRST TWO DAYS of the term.

  9. When is the deadline to withdraw from a course without academic penalty or to change a course to Pass/Fail grading option (if applicable)*?

    4-Week Session 1:

    Friday, June 20, 2020

    6-Week Session:

    June 28, 2020

    8-Week Session:

    July 10, 2020

    4-Week Session 2:

    August 9, 2020

    *You may still choose to take a class for Pass/Fail, but the Pass/Fail grading option to fulfill core/major/minor requirements no longer applies to courses taken during summer sessions as that was only applicable to the 2020 Spring Semester.

  10. When are Final Grades due?

    4-Week Session 1:

    Final grades due by Friday, July 3, 2020

    6-Week Session:

    Final grades due by Friday, July 17, 2020

    8-Week Session:

    Final grades due by Friday, July 31, 2020

    4-Week Session 2:

    Final grades due by Friday, August 28, 2020

  11. What if I have other questions?

    Contact the Registrar’s Office or Latifa Popal if you have questions about Gael Summer 2020. Contact Residence Life about summer housing and meal plans.