Thank you for your interest in summer classes at Valley City State University.  This important information will provide you with an overview of application procedures, registration information, and office contacts to assist you. 

 

OFFICE HOURS

Summer office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm CDT (Central Daylight Time).  If you have general questions or need more information, please call 1-800-532-8641 or search the VCSU Directory.

 

CAMPUS SOLUTIONS, also known as CAMPUS CONNECTION

Through Campus Solutions, you can search the class schedule, register for undergraduate or graduate classes, check your financial aid, pay your bill online, view grades/unofficial transcripts, and more.  To help you navigate, there are several help documents with the detailed instructions and screenshots at Campus Solutions Help Documents.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Undergraduate Admission

  • If you have not previously attended VCSU as an undergraduate student, you will need to fill out an Application for Admission and pay the $35.00 application fee. You can apply and pay your application fee online at www.vcsu.edu/admissions/apply.  If you have any questions, please contact Enrollment Services at 701-845-7101 or enrollment.services@vcsu.edu.
  • If you are a returning student and have been out for more than one semester, you will need to fill out a Returning Student Form.  You do not pay the application fee again.  This form can be also be found at Returning Student Form.  If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 701-845-7295 or registrar@vcsu.edu.

Graduate Admission

  • For graduate admission or the returning student form, go to www.vcsu.edu/graduate/.  The deadline for summer graduate applications is May 07, 2021.  If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Studies Office at 701-845-7303 or graduate@vcsu.edu.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Summer registration begins on March 22, 2021.  Please complete all course registrations one week before the course begins.

 

Summer sessions compress the regular semester, by meeting 3, 4, or 8 weeks instead of 16 weeks.  However, the expectation for academic rigor, course content and study remain the same. Therefore, a 3 credit course offered during an 8 week session will take the same amount of time as 6 credits would in a regular academic term, and a 3 credit course offered during a 4 week session is equivalent to 12 credits (or full time) during a regular academic term.  

 

Prior to registering each term, you must complete a Financial Obligation Agreement (FOA).  The FOA is a commitment to pay all charges in full for the selected term.  To complete the FOA, you will log into Campus Connection and go to Student Homepage > Financial Account tile > Sign Fin Obligation Agreement.  Please contact the Business Office at 701-845-7232 or business.office@vcsu.edu with any questions.


Undergraduate Registration - Courses with a Catalog Number 100-499 are undergraduate level. 

  • For purposes of academic course load, undergraduates are considered full-time at 6 credits, three-quarter time at 5 credits, and half-time at 3 credits.  The maximum load is 9 concurrent credits for a student in good academic standing.  An approved overload petition must be presented with any request to enroll for more than 9 concurrent credits.  
  • No more than 14 credits will be allowed during the summer.  In addition, students should recognize the intense demands of the compressed summer term, and limit themselves to no more than two courses in any session (for example, no more than two courses during the first four weeks, or no more than two, non-overlapping courses during the first three-week session).
  • For purposes of federal financial aid, undergraduates are considered half-time at 6 credits, three-quarter time at 9 credits and full-time at 12 credits.
  • Registration may be completed online in Campus Connection or an approved Course Override before the last day to add for each session.
  • Contact the Office of the Registrar at 701-845-7295 or registrar@vcsu.edu if you have any questions.

Graduate Registration – Courses with a Catalog Number 601-699 are graduate level. 

  • All graduate courses are online.
  • Registration may be completed online in Campus Connection before the last day to add.
  • For purposes of federal financial aid, graduate students are considered half-time at 5 credits, three-quarter time at 7 credits and full-time at 9 credits.
  • Contact the Office of Graduate Studies & Research at 701-845-7303 or graduate@vcsu.edu for assistance with graduate registration.

Professional Development Registration - Courses with a Catalog Number 2000 are graduate level courses which are not applicable to a master’s degree.  A bachelor’s degree is required to enroll.  

  • Professional Development courses are available both online and face-to-face.
  • For course availability, registration and payment information, see the Extended Learning website at www.vcsu.edu/extend/ under the Registration and Course Availability.
  • Contact the Office of Extended Learning at extend@vcsu.edu or call 701-845-7303 for assistance with registration or questions.

 

SUMMER SESSION ADD/DROP DATES

Session

Begin Date:

Last Day to:

-Add

-Drop with No Record

-Drop with a Refund

Last Day to:

-Drop with Record “W”

 

End Date:

First 3 Weeks

May 17, 2021

May 17, 2021

May 28, 2021

June 04, 2021

First 4 Weeks

June 07, 2021

June 08, 2021 

June 24, 2021

July 2, 2021

First 8 Weeks

June 07, 2021

June 10, 2021

July 14, 2021

July 30, 2021

Second 4 Weeks

July 06, 2021

July 07, 2021

July 23, 2021

July 30, 2021

Second 3 Weeks

Aug. 02, 2021

Aug. 02, 2021

Aug. 13, 2021

Aug. 20, 2021

GRADUATE 8 Weeks

June 07, 2021

June 10, 2021

July 14, 2021

July 30, 2021

 

DROP/CANCEL or WITHDRAW

If you register for a summer course but will be unable to complete it, you must drop the course or withdraw from the term.  


A drop may be entered in Campus Connection before the the last day to Drop with Record "W" for each session.  Campus Connection will only allow you to drop all of your summer undergraduate or graduate classes ON or BEFORE May 16, 2021.

 

A withdraw form must be completed to drop all summer classes ON or AFTER the summer term begins on May 17, 2021, please contact the Student Academic Services Office at academic.services@vcsu.edu or 701-845-7302.

 

DROP REFUND POLICY

A refund is based upon the percent of the enrollment period that has been completed.  Because all summer session courses are delivered in an abbreviated schedule, the amount of time in which you can drop a course and still receive a refund is VERY brief.  Please review the Summer Session Drop/Add Dates above for the Last Day to Drop with a Refund for each session.  


For more information on the tuition refund policy, visit the Drop & Withdrawal Refunds solution.

 

TUITION, FEES, and PAYMENT

VCSU uses electronic billing (e-bill) for processing statements.  Statements will not be mailed.  Payment can be made by check, cash, or credit card in the Business Office.  Credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) or e-check payments can also be made online in Campus Connection.   For information, visit the Business Office’s OneStop page.

 

Payment for classes is due by June 16th, 2021.  

 

Most student financial aid will directly credit your student account.  If financial aid does not cover the full amount, you are responsible for the balance by the due date mentioned abovePlease contact the Business Office to setup a payment plan if your financial aid will be disbursed after the deadlines.  A monthly 1.75% late payment fee may be applied to any installment balance 30 days past due.    

 

The tuition charge for all undergraduate courses will be assessed on a per credit hour basis at the 2020-2021 tuition rate.  A few laboratory or high material use classes may have fees in addition to the tuition charges.  Please note:  Tuition rates are subject to change depending upon State Board of Higher Education action.

 

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

A VCSU Summer Financial Aid Application and a 2020-21 FAFSA application are required to determine financial aid eligibility for summer 2021.  


Undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours to receive federal financial aid.  

Graduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 5 credit hours to receive federal unsubsidized loans.


VCSU students enrolling in collaborative (within the North Dakota University System) or consortium (outside the North Dakota University System) courses are required to file the appropriate forms.  


Register for all your summer courses as soon as possible.  Notify the Financial Aid Office if your enrollment plans change after you submit your Summer Financial Aid Application.  For more information, visit the Financial Aid's One Stop page.


STUDENT GRADES/OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

Summer grades will be posted after the First Four Week and the First Eight Week sessions.  Students may View Grades and View/Print Unofficial Transcripts in Campus Connection under the Academic Records tile.  Student may also make an Official Transcript Request in Campus Connection under the Academic Records tile or order directly from Parchment.  A fee is required per official transcript, plus any special processing fees.  Visit Transcript Requests for more details about ordering official transcripts.


STUDENT CENTER

Valley City State University cordially invites all summer school students to use the facilities in the fully air-conditioned Student Center.  The summer hours are 7:30 am until 6:00 pm from June 7 to July 30.  The bookstore, lounge, game room and conference rooms are available to students and guests.  Special services for conferences or meetings may be arranged by calling the Information Desk at 701-845-7990.


BOOKSTORE

The VCSU Bookstore can meet all of your textbook needs.  A link to the textbook information for each class section is available in Campus Connection by clicking on the ISBN book icon.  Most books are available two weeks before the session begins.  Book purchases may be billed to excess financial aid starting one week prior to the session.  The text area of the Bookstore is located in the lower level of the Student Center and the hours are 8:00 am – 3:30 pm.

 

If you need to place a book order, please visit us online at bookstore.vcsu.edu or contact the Bookstore at 701-845-7141.

 

Please consider purchasing your books from the VCSU bookstore.  You can be certain that your campus bookstore has the correct edition, as well as any access codes or additional materials required by the instructor.

 

HOUSING/RESIDENCE HALL

Students will be housed in Snoey Hall, which has two-bedroom suite style units with a separate bathroom in each suite. The university reserves the right to use an alternate residence hall if necessary.

 

If you plan to stay in the residence hall, you will need to complete a Housing Application.  The form is available at www.vcsu.edu/housing.

 

Students staying in the residence hall will check in at the front desk of their assigned hall.  The check-in schedule is as follows:

Sunday check-in:   6:00-10:00 pm 

Monday check-in:  4:00-6:00 pm 


Special arrangements for alternate check-in times can be made through the Housing Office.  If you have any questions, please contact the Residence Life Office at 701-845-7930 or housing@vcsu.edu.