FAQs

GENERAL INFORMATION

REGISTRATION

COURSE OFFERINGS

TUITION AND FEES

FINANCIAL AID/BILLING

 SUPPORT SERVICES

FURTHER INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Q: When is the 2014 summer term?

A:  There are four sessions of different lengths during the summer term:

  • First 6-week session: May 19 - June 27
    • University Closed for Memorial Day - May 26th
  • Second 6-week session: June 30 - August 8
    • University Closed July 4th
  • 8-week session: June 9 - August 1
  • 12-week session: May 19 – August 8

Not all course dates follow the specific sessions. Some courses are short courses and workshops that may be held for only one week. Please check the schedule of classes for exact start and end dates for courses.

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Q: Who can take courses during the summer term?

A: Current students wanting to further their education, high school students wanting to get a jump start on their college career or students from other institutions wanting to take advantage of our summer program.

If you’re a currently enrolled student or have taken at least one class in the last year, your student account is active and you’re eligible to register for summer courses.

If it’s been over a year since you took a course, your student account is inactive. To re-activate it, you will have to complete and submit the Student Information Form. Reactivation takes approximately 24 hours, excluding weekends and holidays.

If you’ve never taken a course at UNC, you must complete and submit the Student Information Form to begin an accelerated admissions process, verify your residency status for tuition purposes and activate a student account. Please allow 24 hours for processing, excluding weekends and holidays.

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REGISTRATION

Q: When and how can I register for summer classes?

A: Registration open Monday, April 7th. You will register through URSA - your online student portal.

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Q: I have a registration hold; can I still register?

A: No. Holds are restrictions that may prevent you from registering for classes and are placed on your student record at any time during the term. They are placed on your record by various offices and are indicated when you attempt to register using Ursa. To clear a hold, contact the originating office. Contact information is provided in Ursa.

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Q: How many credits may I take?

A: The maximum total course load for summer terms is 15 credits:

Exceptions to the maximum limits require an overload permit. More information: 970-351-2231 or Office of the Registrar Website.

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COURSE OFFERINGS

Q: Where can I find a list of summer term courses?  Are there specific Liberal Arts Core courses available?

A: Use the Online Schedule of Classes to find summer term courses. You can search course offerings using a variety of criteria such as subject, location, course level and instructional method. Numerous Liberal Arts Core courses are being offered; a list may be found here.

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Q: Are all the summer courses online courses or are there courses available on the Greeley campus?

A: A variety of courses will be offered on UNC’s Greeley campus, online and at off-campus sites such as the UNC Centerra and Lowry campuses, which are operated by UNC’s Extended Studies.

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Q: Are there specific programs available just for graduate students?

A: A variety of courses applicable to several of UNC’s graduate programs of study will be offered. In the Online Schedule of Classes, select the 500, 600 and 700 and above course level options to generate a list of graduate-level courses. More information: 970-351-2831 or gradsch@unco.edu.

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Q:  I’m an educator; are there professional development classes/opportunities available?

A: Summer class offerings include numerous undergraduate and graduate-level classes in a variety of subject areas that may meet the individual professional goals of school teachers, counselors and administrators. Start narrowing the possibilities by searching the Online Schedule of Classes.

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Q: What other learning resources are available for those needing professional development or non-traditional learning options?

A: UNC’s Extended Studies (ES) may be able to help you fill your needs. More information: 800-232-1749, ES website or esinfo@unco.edu.

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Q: I have a degree and would like to get a teacher license. Can I start in the summer?

A: We have four post-baccalaureate programs, all of which start in the summer term. More information: School of Education website or 970-351-2908.

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TUITION AND FEES

Q: What are the tuition and fee costs for the summer term?

A: 2013-2014 tuition and fees charts.

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Q: Will differential tuition be charged?

A: Yes, the current differential tuition rate - an additional per credit hour charge to defray the higher costs associated with offering music, theater and dance courses, business courses and nursing courses will be charged.  Differential tuition does not apply to Liberal Arts Core courses. More information.

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Q: I’m a Colorado resident. Do I get a COF stipend for summer courses?

A: Yes, if you’re eligible for a College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend, it will be applied toward your summer enrollment costs. COF is the state of Colorado’s way of providing financial support for resident undergraduate students. More information.

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FINANCIAL AID/BILLING

Q: Is financial aid available for summer term courses?  If so, when does aid pay to my bill?

A: If you’re enrolled at least half time, you may be considered for very limited grant and loan assistance. Just make sure you have a valid 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid on file with our Financial Aid Office and complete a short aid summer application (available in March). Visit the Financial Aid website for more information or call 970-351-2502.

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Q: When will I be billed for summer semester charges?

A: Summer semester charges will begin showing up on May student bills.

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SUPPORT SERVICES

Q: Will advising be available during the summer term?

A: Students with a declared major who need advising during the summer term should contact their assigned advisor or program staff if their assigned advisor isn’t working during the summer term. Academic Support and Advising (ASA) will be available all summer to advise students who are undeclared, pre-music, pre-theatre, pre-music theatre and pre-business. New students will be advised at New Student Orientation. Returning students will be advised through one-on-one appointments in our office. More information: 970-351-1391, ASA website or advise@unco.edu.

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Q: Will tutoring be available during the summer term?

A. The tutoring center operated by Academic Support and Advising will not operate during the summer term, but many faculty and program staff members can recommend private tutors. Free and confidential tutoring assistance for all writing, from College Composition (ENG 122) essays to doctorial dissertations, will be available from the UNC Writing Center in Ross Hall, 1230. The center’s summer hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. More information: 970-351-2056 or Writing Center website.

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Q: Will the libraries be open during summer term?

A: The libraries will be open during the summer term per the following schedules.

  • Michener Library Summer Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., noon-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-8 p.m.
  • Skinner Music Library Summer Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Both libraries will be closed May 26th and July 4th.

More information: 970-351-2671, University Libraries website or library.reference@unco.edu.

Q: Is campus housing available during the summer?

A: Yes. Information may be found at http://www.unco.edu/housing/current/summer_housing.html.

Please contact the Housing & Residential Education office at 970-351-2721 for any questions.

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Q: Will the dining halls be open during the summer?

A: Holmes Dining Hall and the University Center (UC) Food Court will both be open during the summer term beginning in early June. Holmes will open on June 4th for Breakfast and Lunch, Monday – Friday & Dinner, Monday – Thursday. The UC Food Court will open on June 4th for Lunch only, Monday – Friday. The schedule for both locations will vary depending on summer conferences groups and the New Student Orientation schedule. Please visit the Dining Services website (http://www.unco.edu/dining/dining/hours/summer.html) for a detailed calendar of when Holmes and the UC Food Court will be open. Registered students can purchase Bear Plans (160, 120, 80, 50, 25, and 10) at 2013-2014 prices, or summer diners can pay with cash/credit for single meals.

Summer students can also purchase summer Dining Dollars to use in our Retail Dining locations. Just like the dining rooms, summer hours for our Retail locations will vary depending on summer conference group counts. Currently, Munchy Mart, Einstein Bros® Bagels, Starbucks®, and Subway® are the only locations scheduled to be open during the summer. A detailed schedule can also be found on the Dining Services website at http://www.unco.edu/dining/dining/hours/summer.html.

More information: 970-351-2652, Dining Services websiteor mailto:diningservices@unco.edu.

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Q: Will the Technical Support Center be open?

Yes. The Technical Support Center (TSC) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year by calling 970-351-4357 or at the Online Support Center.

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Q: Will the computer labs be open during the summer term?

A: The summer schedule for campus computer labs is:

  • University Center Computer Commons: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ; Sunday noon – 10 p.m.,
  • Kepner Hall Room 30 lab: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Ross Hall Room 2261
  • Candelaria Hall Room 1170 labs: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The computers on the main floor of Michener Library will be available during library hours and a specific lab can remain open later by special request. More information: 970-351-4357 or Information Technology website.

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Q: Does the university offer student health insurance just for the summer term?

A: Yes. For more information: 970-351-1915 or the Student Health Insurance website.

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FURTHER INFORMATION

Q: I still have questions. Who can I call for more information?

A: Office of the Registrar: 970-351-2231, Office of Financial Aid: 970-351-2502, Office of Admissions: 970-351-2881, Graduate School: 970-351-2831, UNC Operator: 970-351-1890

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