The 2016 Summer School offers two five-and-one-half week terms, with the option of taking one or more courses for a maximum of two courses of not more than 8 credit hours per term. Any course load beyond 8 hours must be approved by the Committee on Academic Affairs. A maximum credit load in both terms is the equivalent to a full semester’s work at Wake Forest. Many of the basic courses required for the baccalaureate degree are offered, as well as a variety of advanced and elective graduate classes. For graduate courses offered during the summer school, please visit http://graduate.wfu.edu/students/.

Summer planning is now a high priority for many Wake Forest students as well as students visiting from other colleges and universities. The academic summer school at Wake Forest offers a significant opportunity to accrue credits toward graduation on the Reynolda Campus as well as in one of several courses offered abroad. These experiences will be offered between May 24-June 30 (1st Term) and July 6-August 11 (2nd Term).Why might YOU consider attending one or both summer terms?

Fewer Courses lead to Enhanced Learning

  • Students typically enroll for no more than 2 courses in a given summer term; with fewer classes which meet more often (5 or 6 times per week) the focus upon and retention of learning is enhanced.

Closer Student/Faculty Interactions

  • In most cases, summer courses enroll fewer students per section than would be the case in the fall or spring; this further encourages interactions between students and their faculty.

Study Abroad Programs are Available

  • For those students whose commitments make it difficult to consider a semester-long study abroad program, the summer session’s international offerings provide many venues among which you may choose.

Summer Credit Creates New Opportunities

  • Hours completed in the summer terms, with their attendant direct impact on students’ grade point averages, can create the space needed in a student’s curriculum for a semester-long internship or for being engaged with a faculty member in an on-going research project.

New Students are Welcomed

  • First year students may attend summer school prior to entering in the fall term to earn WF credit and become acclimated to the campus learning environment.
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High School Student Opportunities

  • Current high school students, with the permission of their principal or headmaster/mistress, may enroll for many of our regular classes, thereby earning credit which can be part of their future academic degree programs.

Special Courses Offered

  • Summer school offers a number of special courses such as the Summer Management Program, the Intensive Spanish Language Institute (ISLI) which immerses students in the language, and numerous study abroad opportunities in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australia, and other locales.

Teacher Recertification Offered

  • Summer school offers the possibility for public and private school teachers to work toward recertification and continuing education credit.

Top Quality Academic Program

  • The combination of the quality of our undergraduate programs with a favorable fee structure make the summer session at Wake Forest a serious post-spring term option.
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