Jun 13, 2024  
2008 Summer Sessions Bulletin 
2008 Summer Sessions Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

General Information

The academic regulations in effect during the 2008 Summer Sessions are those recorded in the 2007-2008 Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Bulletins.

Hofstra’s summer sessions attract more than 5,000 students and provide up to 18 semester hours of college course study. The information provided in this Bulletin pertains to the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and New College , the School of Communication, the School of Education and Allied Human Services, and theNOAH Program. For information on the summer programs offered by the School of Law, call (516) 463-5917, or write: Admissions Office, School of Law, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549.

The summer session program is part of the regular degree program of Hofstra University. Most classes are organized on a one-semester basis and are equivalent in method, content and credit to courses offered by the University during the regular academic year. Credits obtained in these courses may be applied toward the appropriate degrees conferred by the University and are generally accepted as transfer credits by other colleges and universities.

Undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered during the day, in the late afternoon and in the evening. Both liberal arts courses and courses to increase competence in business, industrial and professional careers are available. Courses designed to provide special training for teachers and other groups are also offered.

While the course offerings are primarily designed to provide the opportunity for regularly enrolled students to accelerate their degree programs, special students and students from other colleges are welcome to register for all courses for which they are qualified.

Obtaining Admission Information

Students interested in pursuing a degree at Hofstra University are encouraged to attend an Admissions Information Session and tour our beautiful 240-acre campus. Call the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions (1-800-HOFSTRA) to schedule a visit and learn more on our Web site, www.hofstra.edu.

Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree at Hofstra University should call the Office of Graduate Admission to schedule an Admissions consultation with the Dean (1-800-HOFSTRA).


Students who may attend a summer session include:

  • former or continuing students in good standing;
  • students who are attending Hofstra University for the first time;
  • visiting undergraduate students from other colleges or universities for a summer session only*;
  • high school students who have completed their junior year; and
  • nonmatriculated graduate students.

All undergraduate students who are not currently enrolled at Hofstra University must complete a Visiting Student Application. This application is available at www.hofstra.edu/apply.

Required of students visiting from a college or university.

  • Visiting Student Application;
  • Written approval by the appropriate officials from student⬔s home institution certifying the student⬔s good academic standing; and
  • a nonrefundable check or money order for $50 made payable to Hofstra University.

Note: Undergraduate students are not permitted to enroll in graduate courses at Hofstra University.

All graduate students who are not currently enrolled at Hofstra University must complete a Nonmatriculated Application available in the Office of Graduate Admission.

Visiting undergraduate students must apply by visiting the Office of Undergraduate Admission (Bernon Hall, (516) 463-6700).
Visiting students who intend to transfer Hofstra summer course credit back to their home schools are encouraged to discuss their plans with an academic adviser at their home school prior to enrolling.

High school students who have completed their junior year may attend summer sessions at Hofstra University. Students may register for certain introductory courses for which all prerequisites have been met. It is strongly recommended that high school students discuss their plans in advance with their guidance counselors. High school students apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admission (Bernon Hall, (516) 463-6700).

Nonmatriculated graduate students may enroll in summer courses with advisement from an appropriate faculty member. The nonmatriculated admission process must be initiated at the Office of Graduate Admission (Memorial Hall, Room 105). Students must complete a Graduate Nonmatriculated Application (with application fee of $60) and show proof of baccalaureate degree. A maximum of 12 credits is permitted as a nonmatriculant.

New fall semester undergraduate freshmen and transfers may begin their studies in the summer but must be in touch with the Center for University Advisement (Memorial Hall, Room 101, (516) 463-6770) for course approval. Registration takes place through the Office of Student Accounts (Memorial Hall, second floor, (516) 463-6680). Students who attend summer sessions as visiting visiting undergraduate or nonmatriculated graduate students and wish to be considered for matriculated status for the fall or spring semester must apply to Hofstra through the Office of Undergraduate Admission (Bernon Hall, (516) 463-6700) or the Office of Graduate Admission (Memorial Hall, (516) 463-4723).


Please note that most graduate courses in the Psychology Department are open only to matriculated graduate students in Psychology. Please see the course description section for specific courses that may be available to non-psychology graduate students over the summer. Nonmatriculated graduate students are not permitted to register for any Zarb School of Business graduate courses.

Admission to summer sessions is independent of admission for the fall and spring semesters. Registration in summer session courses does not constitute official acceptance to Hofstra. Students who wish to matriculate into a degree program must apply for admission to the University. Applications may be obtained from the Office of Undergraduate Admission by calling (516) 463-6700 or from the Office of Graduate Admission by calling (516) 463-4723.

For office hours, call the Office of Undergraduate Admission or the Office of Graduate Admission (1-800-HOFSTRA).