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It is not possible to obtain graduate degrees in the Department of SLS by taking only summer courses.
Students who have not yet been admitted to a graduate degree program but who take graduate level SLS course work in a summer session must register as unclassified graduate students. Credits thus taken prior to admission to the Graduate Division are transferable toward the degrees in SLS at the recommendation of the SLS graduate faculty. It should be noted that admission to summer session does not imply or guarantee eventual admission to the Graduate Division.
Fall incoming students who have taken courses in the summer must have official transcripts from the Office of Admissions and Records submitted to the Graduate Division and to the Department of SLS.
The Department of SLS offers a selection of courses during the summer, but faculty are normally off-duty during this period. This makes it difficult to predict what summer courses will be offered. However, over the past ten years or so, SLS 302, 441 and 490 have been offered regularly, and SLS 380 quite frequently. SLS 699 may be taken during the summer. However, since faculty are not officially on duty, it may be difficult (although not impossible) to find a faculty member to guide summer 699 work.
Departmentally provided tuition support awards cannot typically be applied to summer course costs. However, Graduate Assistants who have already been GAs for one semester and are guaranteed a following semester, or GAs who have already had one year of support, have their summer tuition waived. Interested students should check the summer session website for questions on this topic and other course and registration information.