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Frequently Asked Questions

When can I register?

Which Registration Access Code (RAC) do I use to register for summer classes?

Do I need to speak with my academic advisor before registering?

Can I use my Pell grant this summer?

What is the maximum number of hours I can take in summer?

What if the class I want to take is full?

What if a class I need isn’t available?

What if I attend another college or university?

Where will on-campus students live?

What do I need to know about parking in summer?

Is tutoring available in summer?


When can I register?

Summer 2021 courses will be viewable on November 6. Registration begins on November 10. Register through your EKU Direct student portal.

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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 2021 classes to register for Summer 2021 classes.

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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 2021 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 and in the spring the first Monday of March.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 summer.eku.edu 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.

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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

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Where will on-campus students live?

Due to Covid-19, classes will be conducted online and on-campus housing will be limited. Visit the summer housing page for more information.

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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. For other questions, visit the Student Parking FAQ

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Is tutoring available in summer?

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

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