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Frequently Asked Questions





Book Smart Important Dates:

  • April 18th: confirmation requested for enrolled courses
  • April 23rd: Email with link to access required course materials
  • April 25th: Bookstore will begin compiling materials for summer

Students will receive an email notifying them when their textbook order is ready for pick up or will ship.

Please visit the EKU BookSmart site for more details and information.




When can I register?
Summer 2022 courses will be viewable on November 5. Registration begins on November 10. Register through your myEKU student portal. 


Where can I find important summer-related dates and calendar information?

You can find information about summer dates and calendar information here. Please email us at with any questions. [TOP]  


Which Registration Access Code (RAC) do I use to register for summer classes?
You will reuse the RAC number you used to register for Spring 2022 classes to register for Summer 2022 classes.


Do I need to speak with my academic advisor before registering?
Since you’re using your spring RAC number, there is no need to obtain a new one from your advisor, and you can register immediately. However, you are encouraged to talk to your advisor about Summer 2022 if you have any questions at all about how to use summer courses to advance your education. Summer advising takes place on a rolling basis. That is, you can always discuss potential summer courses with your advisor. However, summer advising in the fall semester usually begins on the first Monday of October (2021) and in the spring (2022) the first Monday of March.


What is the maximum number of hours I can take in summer?
A student may take up to 12 credit hours during summer session. Permission to enroll in more than 12 credit hours must be granted by the dean of the college of the student’s first major.  The absolute maximum is 15 hours.


What if the class I want to take is full?
Fill out a capacity override request. If a small number of students need admittance to the class past capacity, accommodations can be made based on circumstances. If a large number of students need admittance, the University may open another class. Each of EKU’s six colleges offers its own override request form — they can be found on the college’s website


What if a class I need isn’t available?
While you can choose from classes in more than 100 subjects this summer, class selection is more limited in summer than spring and fall. Fill out the contact form on the left-hand side of and let us know what class you need. We will see what’s available and contact you, and it will let us know if there is enough interest to justify offering the class in the summer. We recommend browsing the course list and working with your advisor to see if rearranging your schedule could help. By moving one of your fall courses to summer, you could make room to take the missing summer course in fall. 


What if I attend another college or university?
We're happy to host visiting students during summer or any time of the year to earn credits for transfer back to their home institution. Ready to put this summer to good use? See our visiting student page


Can I use my Pell grant this summer?
Yes! The U.S. government restored Summer Pell Grant awards last year. If students are enrolled full-time in spring and fall, they can receive up to a full-time Pell award during the summer semester, as well. This requires taking at least six credit hours during the summer semester. Keep in mind that the Federal Pell Grant is limited to 12 full-time semesters of awards. Once students reach that limit, they can no longer receive the Pell Grant, so they should carefully make sure all courses they take apply toward graduation.


Are scholarships available for summer?
A limited number of microscholarships are available to offset costs for summer term courses.  Applications for microscolarship consideration are due April 15.  Please visit the EKU Summer microscholarship page for more information. 


Can I work on-campus during summer session?
There are many opportunities for students to obtain summer employment.  For more information, please visit Student Employment for more information.



Where will on-campus students live?
Summer Housing is currently scheduled for McGregor Hall. Grand Campus is available for those currently at GC for the Spring 2022 or those scheduled to live there in the Fall of 2022.  Visit the summer housing page for more information.


What do I need to know about parking in summer?
There is no charge to park at EKU during summer. New and visiting students will need to obtain a parking permit, but it’s free. Registered students can park in any student lot regardless of permit permission during summer session (i.e.commuter students may park in residential lots and residents can park in commuter lots). For more parking and summer bus schedules , visit the Student Parking FAQ

Will tutoring available in summer?
Yes--tutoring is available. Please review hours and availability on each center's site. Learn more about the centers here.

What food options are available during Summer session?

  • Stratton Cafe (Mon.-Fri) 6:15 am-10:00 am and 11:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Starbucks (Mon-Fri) 8:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Case will only be open on random days when summer camps are in session.  There are no scheduled dates available at this time.


Are meal plans available during summer session?
Meal plans are not offered during summer session because the Case Kitchen location is not open on a consistent basis.  See the question above regarding available food locations.


Will the EKU BookSmart program be available for Summer Session?
Yes.  The BookSmart program will provide free text books to students during Summer term. For more information, please visit the EKU Book Smart site.

Where can I pick up my BookSmart books?
Students may pick up their books at the EKU Bookstore (located in the lower level of the Powell Building) or opt to have their textbooks mailed to them.  For more information, please visit the EKU Book Smart site

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