Thiel College’s summer courses offer the same high-quality instruction and academic performance of regular academic year courses, but are smaller, less formal and encourage interaction between students and faculty. Students also have access to all academic and recreational services.
Summer courses are appropriate for Thiel undergraduates, students from other colleges and universities, college-bound high school students or those with a bachelor's degree, looking to delve deeply into an academic topic or earn college credit. Students taking course work to meet graduation requirements should seek approval from their departmental advisor. Independent study is permitted and encouraged.
Thiel College reserves the right to cancel classes with fewer than five students enrolled, unless the instructor offering the course is willing to teach the course.
For more information, traditional students may contact Academic Records at 724-589-2110. High school students may contact Brice Lott, Admissions, at 724-589-2111.
Students registering for online courses must have access to a reliable internet connection – DSL or cable is highly recommended. All online students must complete Thiel Online Success, a preparatory course (which takes about 30 minutes to complete in Moodle).
Students registering for their first online course are automatically enrolled in the prep course and must complete it before May 5, 2014, or they will not be permitted to continue with their online summer course. Students who previously completed this course are not required to take it again.
Due to the condensed term and an accelerated pace, 8 credit hours is considered to be a full load. A four to six credit hour load is more realistic for many students.
High school summer scholars include rising juniors and seniors and graduated seniors. All others are considered on an individual basis. Summer scholars may register from a select list of classes noted in the course list (as † Dual Enrollment). The same policies apply for summer scholars as our regular dual enrollment (DE) program. Summer scholars must complete the DE application and should not register for classes through the Registrar's office, as they are billed at a different rate than traditional students. Visit the DE page to learn about requirements, registration, and discounted pricing.
Statements are sent upon registration and payment is due ten days prior to the first day of class. Students registering after that time will need to pay in the Student Accounts office, located on the first floor of Roth Hall and open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., prior to attending class.
Students may drop classes during the first two days of the session with no tuition charge. After this period, students will receive a grade of W on their transcript. A pro-rata refund of tuition will be made through 25% of the session. There is no refund after that time.
Thiel College assumes a student is enrolled until written notification is sent to Academic Records, indicating a withdrawal from the course. The student is responsible to officially withdraw from a scheduled class. Non-attendance does not constitute a formal withdrawal from a course.
Housing is available on a first-come, first-serve available space basis in Harter Hall. All rooms will have maximum occupancy for the summer and private occupancy may not be available. Housing is only available to students registered for summer courses and/or students working on campus during summer months. Cost includes 5 lunches per week (Monday through Friday).
Contact Rhonda Laird, Student Life, at 724-589-2198 or a housing assignment.