McKelvey School of Engineering welcomes current Washington University students, visiting students from other colleges and universities, and post-baccalaureate students who are seeking academic enrichment to register for summer courses.
All currently enrolled Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) students are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser before registering for courses to make sure that the courses will apply to their degree program. Those not currently enrolled in any WashU program are encouraged to seek similar advice from Engineering Undergraduate Student Services.
Tuition and Payments
Tuition for McKelvey School of Engineering summer courses is $2,105 per unit. Summer bills will be electronically sent on the last business day of the month, beginning at the end of April, and all summer balances will be due in late May. Students owing past due balances from prior semesters, including spring 2022, will not be allowed to register. Nonpayment of tuition and other expenses will result in a Student Accounting hold.
Employer Payments: Employer reimbursements that are contingent upon course completion and/or a satisfactory grade will not exempt the student from stated due dates.
Embassy Payments: If payment is to be made by an embassy, the student must submit a copy of a letter of certification from the embassy at the time of registration. Embassy payments will not exempt the student from stated due dates.
Academic Sessions and Deadlines Summer 2022
There are four academic sessions during the summer.
Session I May 23 – Jun 10
Session II Jun 13 – Jul 15
Session III Jun 13 – Aug 5
Session IV Jul 18 – Aug 18
Last day to Add/Drop (and receive 100% refund)
Last day to Drop (“W” on transcript) and receive a 50% refund (no refunds given after this date)
Last Day to Change Grade Option or Withdraw
Session V (Special Session)
If the course meets 3 days or fewer, it must be dropped prior to the start of course for 100% refund. Thereafter, no refund is applied.
If the course meets for 4 calendar days up to 1 week, you have 24 hours after the first class to drop for 100% refund. Thereafter, no refund is applied.
If you are taking a Special Format course (for example, Weekend or Intensive Format) that meets 2-4 weeks, you have 48 hours after the first class to drop for 100% refund. Thereafter, no refund is applied.
If the course meets for 5-6 weeks, you have 4 days after the first class to drop for 100% refund, and 8 days after the first class to drop for a 50% refund. Thereafter, no refund is applied.
If the course meets 7 weeks or more, you have 7 days after the first class to drop for 100% refund, and 14 days after the first class to drop with a 50% refund. Thereafter, no refund is applied.
Lab Fee Refunds: Lab fees are refunded only if the course is dropped during the 100% tuition refund period or if the course is canceled.
The University reserves the right to withdraw any course with insufficient enrollment, to change instructors or classrooms, or to modify courses as necessary. If a class is canceled, a full refund will be made to the student.
Grades and Transcripts
Students may choose to take classes for a letter grade, pass/fail, or an audit (excluding CSE courses). Changes can be made from one option to another via WebSTAC. Transcripts may be ordered online from the Office of the University Registrar.
Students scheduled to receive their degrees or certificates after completing the summer semester must file a Statement of Intent to Graduate on WebSTAC no later than August 1st. Degrees will not be conferred until October. Diplomas will be mailed to the student's permanent mailing address in late October.