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2011 Summer Sessions Bulletin 
2011 Summer Sessions Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]



Early registration may ensure placement in the classes you select. Since some classes do fill early, we strongly recommend that you register as soon as possible.

Undergraduate students may register for a maximum of seven semester hours per session or a total of 14 semester hours during Summer Sessions I and II, three or four credits for Summer Session III. Graduate students may enroll in no more than two courses in Summer Session I and Summer Session II, and no more than one course in Summer Session III.

Continuing Students

If you attended Hofstra during the spring 2011 semester or have been approved for an academic leave for the term, you may register online beginning March 7, 2011. Please use the Hofstra Online registration system which can be reached through the portal at my.hofstra.edu

Former Students

Those students who attended Hofstra prior to the spring 2011 semester may register in advance. You may access the Summer Bulletin online at hofstra.edu/summer.

Visiting and New Undergraduate Students

Students enrolled at an accredited college or university wishing to attend Hofstra during any session are required to submit written documentation from their home institution confirming their academic good standing, their eligibility to continue classes at their home institution, that there are no pending disciplinary proceedings against them and that they have not been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor charges and there are currently no pending criminal charges against them. Students visiting Hofstra accept full responsibility for University tuition, fees and other applicable charges in effect at Hofstra for the session or semester of attendance. Visiting undergraduate students shall not be permitted to enroll in graduate courses at Hofstra. All visiting students must be accepted through the Office of Admission.

Walk-in Registration

You may bring registration forms with payment directly to the Stu­dent Financial Services and Registrar Suite, Memorial Hall, Room 206, Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Beginning May 23, 2011, the Student Financial Services and Registrar Suite is open Monday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For up-to-date walk-in hours, please visit hofstra.edu/sfscalendar.

Summer Enrollment Services Days

In Memorial Hall, all students may register at the regular registration periods as follows:

    Session I:    Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Session II:   Thursday, June 30, 2011
    Session III:  Thursday, August 4, 2011

Registration begins in the Student Financial Services and Registrar Suite, Memorial Hall, Room 206. Registration must be completed prior to the date of the first class meeting. 

Transfer of Credits to Home Institution

College students planning to use course work at Hofstra to meet home-school degree requirements are strongly recommended to consult, in advance, their college for approval of transfer credit (written approval is advisable). Each institution sets its own rules for acceptance of transfer credit. Transcripts may be ordered through the Hofstra Online Information System.

At the end of the summer session (not before the last week), you may request a transcript of your scholastic record be sent to your home institution. There is no fee for transcripts ordered online via the Hofstra portal; $5 per transcript is charged for transcripts ordered via paper form. A student in good standing may receive a transcript required by the Armed Forces without charge. Students may also request copies of course descriptions at $3/page. All requests are processed through the Office of Academic Records/Registrar upon written request and payment of the appropriate fee. No transcript will be issued for a student who is in arrears. Transcripts are processed in the order in which requests are received. During peak periods, you should expect a one- to two-week delay.

Change of Address

Students must report a change of home or local address to the Office of Academic Records/Registrar immediately on a special form provided by that office. Change of address can also be processed through the Hofstra Online Information System.

Candidates for Graduation

Hofstra students who plan to complete graduation requirements during the summer must file an application for August graduation at the Office of Academic Records/Registrar. Undergraduates must file no later than March 1. Graduates must file no later than June 15 if their last class is in Summer Session I, July 20 if their last class is in Summer Session II and August 9 if their last class is in Summer Session III. Late applications for graduation are subject to a late fee. All courses to be applied toward the degree must be completed by the last day of classes.


Veterans and dependents of deceased or disabled veterans, and active duty personnel drawing veterans educational benefits should visit the Veterans’ Representative in the Student Financial Services Suite, Memorial Hall, Room 206, or call 516-463-8000 option #3, several months before the semester begins.

Auditing Policy

The privilege of auditing courses is not available to students currently enrolled at Hofstra or at other institutions of higher education. Additionally, students admitted to professional schools may not audit Hofstra courses in preparation for enrollment at those institutions. Auditing of undergraduate courses is made available to individuals not enrolled in any institution of higher education as a service to enrich their knowledge in a particular area, upon payment of 50 percent of the regular part-time undergraduate tuition. You do have the option of converting the courses from a noncredit to credit basis within the first week of the summer session. Permission of the instructor, payment of adjusted tuition and fees and meeting all University admissions conditions are required prior to such conversions. For admission to undergraduate courses apply at the Center for University Advisement, Memorial Hall, Room 101, or call 516-463-6770. It is not the policy to permit either Hofstra or non-Hofstra students to audit graduate courses.

Changes of Program or Withdrawal

Students may use the Hofstra Online Information System to make changes to their schedule through the first day of class. You may withdraw from a summer session course without instructor’s approval through June 13 for Summer Session I, July 20 for Summer Session II and August 19 for Summer Session III. After these dates and prior to the last day of classes, instructor’s permission is required.

You may withdraw completely from your summer session at any time prior to the last day of classes. There is no entry on the permanent record of a course dropped prior to June 2 for Session I, July 13 for Session II or August 10 for Session III. To do so, you must complete a withdrawal form online under the registration menu on the hofstra online information system. Any student withdrawing without official notification may not have a remission of tuition. 


All students attending classes who wish to confer with their faculty advisers or instructors may make appointments in the department office.