Summer Term 2021

Summer Term course offerings for 2021 are currently being finalized. Information on dates and schedules will be released Spring 2021. Please check back and be on the lookout for an email with more details.

One 7-Week Term: June 7 - July 23, 2021

  • All classes will be taught remotely, using both synchronous (live, in real-time) and asynchronous (on your own time) instruction. There will be no classes on July 5, 2020 in observance of Independence Day.

  • Synchronous instruction will take place using block scheduling. Faculty will be responsible for coordinating their synchronous and asynchronous elements; we are also asking faculty to review their remote attendance and participation expectations with students.  

  • Reading and Exam Days: Reading Days are July 20 & 21, 2021; Exam Days are July 22 and 23, 2021. 


1.0 Credit: TBD*
1.25 Credit: TBD*

*Cost includes registration fee. Does not include course books and/or materials (which may vary from course to course). 


Classes will be offered on a letter-graded basis (please note that this is different from Spring 2020 classes). Students will still have the option to choose credit/non-credit. The Credit/Non-credit deadline is TBD (through Workday). 

Course Offerings

If you are interested in enrolling in a Summer Term class, the revised 2021 Summer Term offerings and schedules will be available in the Course Browser and in Workday as of Spring 2021. See Course offerings here.


Registration is scheduled to open in March 2021.*

The list of Summer Term offerings and schedules will be available through the Workday Portal a few days prior to registration opening. We recommend registering early as we anticipate classes filling.

*Summer Term 2021 is only open to Wellesley College Students.

Joining the Waitlist

First come, first serve waitlists will be utilized for Summer Term. If a spot becomes available you will be notified and have 24 hours to join the class. If you don't join an invitation will be sent to the next person on the waitlist.

Students may only take two courses in Summer 2021.

Students may self-register in a maximum of 2 summer courses (2.25 units total) as long as they meet the prerequisite(s) stated in the Course Browser and there are no class schedule conflicts. 

Auditing a class is not allowed in Summer 2021.

Auditing is not allowed during Summer Term.

Financial Aid (Wellesley College Students Only)

Federal financial aid is available for students who meet federal eligibility requirements, and institutional financial aid is available to students who qualify for need-based financial aid during the academic year. There is no separate application process for summer aid, but students are expected to comply with any individual requests made by SFS.

Once you register, your eligibility will be determined and you will receive an updated eligibility notification via email. SFS will will release notices of aid eligibility (or revised eligibility) on a weekly basis beginning TBD. 

Please note that financial aid is not available for costs associated with summer housing and meals. Additionally, financial aid eligibility is subject to change if registration changes.

Refund Policy

The deadline to drop a summer course is Friday, May 21 at 11:59 PM (through Workday). Students should double-check the class schedules, given the new block scheduling and length of term to ensure it works with their summer schedules ahead of time.

  • Students who drop from a course by 11:59 pm on Friday, May 21 will receive a 100% refund of tuition and related fees. A dropped course does not appear on the transcript.

  • Students who drop from a course by 11:59 pm on their first day of class will receive a 50% refund of tuition and related fees. A dropped course does not appear on the transcript. 

  • Students who withdraw from a course after 11:59 pm on their first day of class will not receive a refund of tuition and related fees. A withdrawn course appears on the transcript with a grade ‘WDR’.

Billing and Payment

Wellesley College records billing and payment activity on the participant account, which will be available in the participant's MyWellesley Portal.

Billing assessment begins TBD. Communications will be sent through the participant's email address. We recommend that students who don't check their Wellesley email often forward their email to their personal email.

Payment Deadline: TBD

Who Can Attend?

Current Wellesley College Students

Wellesley College students of diploma-grade standing may enroll in Wellesley College Summer Term courses. Wellesley College students not of diploma-grade standing may enroll with the permission of their class dean. Students on leave may not register for summer courses (on campus or online). Wellesley College students are required to register on-line for classes through Workday on the MyWellesley portal .

Please note: Only registered students may attend classes.

Wellesley College Students Starting in the Fall

High school graduates who plan to enroll as full-time first-year students at Wellesley in the fall are not eligible for participation in Wellesley College's Summer Term prior to their first semester at the College. 

Visiting Students

Visiting Students are not eligible to attend Summer 2021. 

Rising High School Juniors and Seniors

High School Students are not eligible to attend Summer 2021. 

Accessibility and Disability Resources

Students can request accommodations due to a disability at Students will need to have a Wellesley College ID to access the system. There are also additional instructions on how to request accommodations at Inquiries can be sent to

Student Acknowledgment of Responsibility

As a part of the application process, all students will be required to acknowledge the deadlines, cost of tuition, relevant fees and refund policy prior to submitting their application.