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Summer Terms

Most summer courses run during one half of the summer term. Some may run the entire length of the summer term. Courses vary in length and may overlap.

  • Full Term: May 31- August 19, 2016
  • Term A: May 31- June 21, 2016
  • Term B: June 22 – July 14, 2016
  • Term C June 22- August 19, 2016

The course listing provides the start and end dates of each course.

Course Scheduling and Timelines

Course Load

Students just graduating from high school who are taking their first Bethel class may only enroll in a total of two courses with no more than one course per any term. Current Bethel students and students attending other universities may take up to 12 credits in summer school, but may not take all 12 credits in Term A, Term B, or Term C. Students should evaluate their other summer activities and responsibilities in deciding how many summer school courses to take. All courses are offered for credit but may be taken for non-credit (audit) if space is available.


Grading is A-F, unless stated otherwise in the course description. Grades earned in Summer School will be included in the Bethel GPA of all new and current Bethel students.

Changes in Registration and Scheduling

  • All changes in registration initiated by the student must be made according to the Add/Drop and Withdrawal dates (below). Bethel reserves the right to withdraw, modify, or add to the list of courses or the course descriptions. Classes that fail to meet minimum enrollment are subject to cancellation.
  • Students withdrawing will not receive a tuition refund if they fail to notify the Office of the Registrar or are suspended from the university.

Add/Drop and Withdrawal Deadline Dates

Full Term Courses
Last Day to Add/Drop: 6/7/2016
Withdrawal deadline: 7/12/2016

Term A Courses
Last Day to Add/Drop: 6/1/16
Withdrawal deadline: 6/15/16

Term B Courses
Last Day to Add/Drop: 6/23/16
Withdrawal deadline: 7/8/16

Term C Courses
Last Day to Add/Drop: 6/29/16
Withdrawal deadline: 8/8/16

Tuition & Costs


Tuition is billed through the Business Office in June with payment in full due by July 15, after which a monthly finance charge of 1% will be assessed. Payments may be made online, by mail, or in person.

$470 - Summer tuition per credit
$160 - Summer tuition per credit/audit (non-credit)

Fees may apply to some courses.

Refund Schedule

Full Term (5/31/16 - 8/19/16)

100% refund: 5/31/16 - 6/7/16
75% refund: 6/8/16 - 6/17/16
50% refund: 6/18/16 - 6/24/16
25% refund: 6/25/16 - 7/1/16
0% refund: 7/2/16 and later

Term A (5/31/16-6/21/16)
100% refund: 5/31/16 - 6/1/16
75% refund: 6/2/16 - 6/6/16
50% refund: 6/7/16 - 6/9/16
25% refund: 6/10/16 – 6/14/16
0% refund: 6/15/16 and later

Term B (6/22/16 – 7/14/16)
100% refund: 6/22/16 - 6/23/16
75% refund: 6/24/16 - 6/28/16
50% refund: 6/9/16 - 7/1/16
25% refund: 7/2/16 – 7/7/16
0% refund: 7/8/16 and later

Term C (6/22/16 – 8/19/16)
100% refund: 6/22/16 – 6/29/16
75% refund: 6/30/16 – 7/8/16
50% refund: 7/9/16 - 7/15/16
25% refund: 7/16/16 – 7/23/16
0% refund: 7/24/16 and later

Contact Information

For more information or to have your questions answered, please contact the appropriate office:

Registrar: 651.635.8525

Academic Affairs: 651.638.6005

Financial Aid: 651.638.6241

Summer Housing and Employment

Summer housing is available for Bethel students currently registered for spring classes. Sign up for summer housing, or find more information on through Blink (Student Services tab > Housing channel). Questions concerning on-campus housing for summer school should be directed to Jodie Buchholz, Housing Coordinator, in the Office of Student Life at 651.638.6300.

Students seeking on campus summer employment should visit student employment job listings, or contact the Office of University Financial Aid at 651.638.6241.

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