Summer School is a self-supporting program and courses must meet a minimum enrollment to be held.
Students are encouraged to register at their earliest convenience, and no later than May 26, 2023, for Session 1 and Session O (Online) and June 30, 2023, for Session 2, so that enrollment levels can be determined before classes begin. Students who have enrolled in courses that are canceled due to low enrollment may enroll in another open course or receive a full tuition adjustment.
Decisions regarding course cancellation are made just prior to the date a class is slated to begin. This allows us to accurately assess whether there are sufficient enrollments to mount the course. Impacted students will be contacted via their Brandeis email address. The enrollment minimum depends upon the rank of the instructor and any additional expenses that need to be funded from course tuition.
The university reserves the right to substitute instructors, rearrange the order of lectures or change other program details when necessary.
All refunds have to be initiated by the student or their proxy via Workday. As you can imagine, for many Brandeis students, leaving a credit on the account to reduce the next semester's billing charges is the most frequently used option. Of course, that won't work for everyone. Please refer to an overview of the refund request process from the Student Financial Services website.
Because the summer is on an accelerated schedule, swapping courses is not recommended once classes have begun. However, under extenuating circumstances, students are allowed to add/drop (a.k.a. swap) a course during the first two days of instruction.
If a student decides to withdraw from the Summer School classes, you may drop your courses online through Workday Self-Service until the regular registration deadlines of May 26, 2023, for Session 1 and Session O (Online) and June 30, 2023, for Session 2.
After those dates, students must submit withdrawals in writing to the Summer School office via email. Refunds will be determined according to the refund schedule found on the Academic Calendar.
If notification is by postal mail, the postmark is accepted as the effective date for refund purposes described in our Tuition Adjustment Policy.
Phone calls are not accepted as official notification of intent to withdraw. Refunds for withdrawing from a Summer School course will be handled in accordance with Student Financial Services.
Not attending class or failure to pay an outstanding balance do not constitute a withdrawal, nor is it sufficient to notify the course’s instructor of intent to withdraw.
Unless a student applies for official withdrawal by the published deadline, they will not receive an adjustment of tuition and fees or a refund and receives a failing grade for a course whether classes were attended or not.
By registering for a Brandeis Summer School course, you are making a financial commitment.
You must inform the Summer School office of any changes in your summer plans in writing addressed to email@example.com.
Financial Responsibility Agreement
All students are required to review and sign a Financial Responsibility Agreement during the registration process, the language of which is here. You will not be permitted to enroll in courses at Brandeis without completing this.