VMI cadets, graduates of accredited secondary schools, and students in good standing at other colleges may enroll in either or both terms of the Summer Session. High school students who have been promoted to the twelfth grade and have the written approval of their high school principals are eligible to attend the VMI Summer Session.
PLEASE NOTE. The following individuals are ineligible to attend the VMI Summer Session:
- former cadets dismissed from the Institute for any reason,
- cadets suspended from the Institute for disciplinary reasons, and
- cadets who resigned from the Institute with major disciplinary actions pending
- students who will matriculate as new cadets in August 2011.
There will be no centralized registration on the days preceding the beginning of each summer session. You may still register on the days preceding each session but you will have to pay a late fee and visit each office (Summer Session, Registrar, Bursar, and Post Police) separately.
Current Cadets in Good Standing
(excluding study abroad and research participants):
Current cadets enrolled in the spring 2012 semester and in good standing must register for the Summer Session on-line using PostView. The PostView link to registration for both terms of the Summer Session will open on March 19th. The link for first term registration will remain open until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, 17 May. Registration after this deadline will require a visit to the Registrar’s office and a late fee will be assessed. Registration for the second term will remain open until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, 21 June. Again, registration after this deadline will require a visit to the Registrar and a late fee. Any changes related to your registration information, i.e., dropping or adding a course or meal plan, after the on-line registration closes will necessitate a visit to the Summer Session Office. The Summer Session registration link will first take you to instructions on how to complete the registration process. Please read the instructions carefully before proceeding. Briefly, you must select your courses, indicate whether you want to reside in the Barracks, select a meal plan, and provide information about any vehicle that you want to register for the summer. The charges generated will be reflected in your on- line account balance. These charges must be paid in full by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, 17 May if you are attending the first term and by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, 21 June if you are attending the second term. You are not registered until all fees are paid. After the registration deadline students with unpaid fees will be dropped from class rolls. Enrollment and payment after the deadline will require a late registration fee. The charges can be paid on-line or via telephone with a credit card. MasterCard, Discovery, and American Express cards are accepted. If a credit card is used a 2.25% convenience fee will be added to the total. Payment can also be made online via Echeck with no additional charge or in person at the Student Accounting Office (310 Smith Hall) any time prior to the deadline. Room assignments for those living in barracks will be handled by the Commandant’s office. If you have purchased a meal plan your name will be on the meal roster. You must check in with a Summer Session official in the mess hall before each meal. Parking decals can be picked up at the VMI Police station any time after payment of fees. In addition to your receipt you must show your drivers license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance before the decal will be issued. The Summer Session registration opens before the fall semester pre-registration. If you are pre-registered in a Summer Session course that is a prerequisite for a course you must take in the fall, you will be allowed to pre-register for the fall course during the spring pre-registration cycle. If not, you will be blocked out of the course and risk not being able to get into it next fall.
Students in Good Standing From Other Institutions:
Students in good standing from other colleges, including students recently accepted for admission to those colleges, have two options for registration. You may either register in the VMI Registrar’s Office (303 Shell Hall) during business hours, or you may use the on-line registration form located on the VMI Summer Session web page. Either way you must provide the Registrar with a letter from an official at your college affirming your good standing or acceptance for admission as a new student. If you want to enroll in a course with a prerequisite you must also provide an official transcript which verifies that you have taken the required course or an equivalent. Transfer of credits earned at VMI should be approved by your institution prior to registration. You must coordinate with the VMI Registrar’s Office to have a transcript of credits earned at VMI forwarded to your college. All fees and the letter affirming your good standing must be received by the registration deadline. You are not registered until the letter and fees have been received. The charges can be paid in the VMI Student Accounting Office (310 Smith Hall) or via telephone with a credit card. MasterCard, Discovery, and American Express cards are accepted. If a credit card is used a 2.25% convenience fee will be added to the total.
Students Participating in Study Abroad Programs:
The VMI Summer Study Abroad Program is a component of the VMI Summer Session. Consequently, students participating in any of the study abroad opportunities must be registered for the Summer Session and enrolled in the appropriate course. Students interested in studying abroad must first apply with the Office of International Programs (Old Hospital). The application deadline for the China, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Ecuador, and Morocco programs is March 2nd. The Oxford program application process is handled separately. Contact Professor Duncan Richter for Oxford program information. Once accepted you must register in the Registrar’s office (303 Shell Hall) during business hours. Fees should be forwarded to the VMI Student Accounting Office (310 Smith Hall). Registration and payment of all fees must be completed by March 23rd.
Students Participating in Summer Undergraduate Research:
The Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) is a component of the VMI Summer Session. Consequently, students participating in the program must be registered for the Summer Session and enrolled in the appropriate course. Students interested in research must first apply with the Office of Undergraduate Research (300 Preston Library). Accepted students must then register for their SURI course in the Registrar’s Office (303 Shell Hall). Once pre-registered for the appropriate SURI course students can register a vehicle and sign up for a room and meal plan on-line using PostView, no later than 4:00 p.m. Thursday, 17 May. Registration after the deadline will result in the assessment of a late fee. In addition to their research credits students participating in SURI may take a maximum of three additional credits per session with the approval of their mentor. The cost of any additional credits is the responsibility of the student.
Students may add, drop, or register late for courses in the Summer Session Office (306 Shell Hall) according to the following schedule:
18 May: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
21 May: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
22 May: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
22 June: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
25 June: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
26 June: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
To facilitate planning and to better meet the needs of our students, several courses in both sessions will be guaranteed. A guaranteed course is one that will be taught regardless of enrollment. The following courses are guaranteed.