Information on the policies, registration process, special deadlines, tuition and fees, summer work elsewhere for the undergraduate schools, and the Graduate School is listed in this section. If you are taking a course from one of these schools or colleges, consult below for the Policies and Procedures for that entity.
The following policies and procedures are applicable to students in the College of Arts & Science. Further information regarding academic policies is available on the Arts & Science Registrar’s office website: www.vanderbilt.edu/cas/registrar
On-Line Course Request Period: March 25 - May 5, 2013
Students will have the opportunity to request summer courses on-line beginning at 8 am on March 25, and continuing until 4 pm on May 5.
Important Note: The on-line registration program does not recognize differences in sessions offered during the summer term (i.e., May, First, and Second sessions). Therefore, you may be blocked from registering for courses offered at the same time but in different sessions. If this should occur, please register for the course offered during the earlier term. You may then fax a Maymester Course Request Form or Summer Sessions Course Request Form with the later course information to the Arts & Science Registrar’s office: 615-343-8453. Please also fax a copy of your student ID.
In-Person Registration: In-person registration for open courses will be held in 311 Kirkland Hall during the dates listed below. Please bring a completed Maymester Course Request Form or Summer Sessions Course Request Form and your student ID.
Important Note for Visiting Students: DUS students do not enroll on-line. DUS students will be sent a registration packet by mail, instructing them of registration procedures, including the date, time and location for registration.
In-Person and YES Supplemental Registrations:
Monday, May 6: 8:30 am – 4 pm
Full-Summer, First, and Second Sessions
Monday, June 3: 8:30 am – 4 pm
(for students who have not registered for Second Session, or who need to make changes to their registration)
Monday, July 8: 8:30 am – 4 pm
Directed Study or Independent Study: Students wishing to register for a Directed Study or Independent Study course during the summer must register in-person for the full ten-week summer session on Monday, June 3. Permission to enroll in a Directed or Independent Study course should be obtained from the instructor prior to registering for the course. A written study plan that details the nature of the project and the amount of credit must be approved by the instructor as well as the department chair or the chair's designee by the end of the change period in June (the first four days of classes in the first summer session). If a student's study plan has not been approved by that time, the student will be dropped from the course.
» Independent/Directed Study Registration Request form
Change of Course: Students must observe the deadlines and procedures regarding course changes for the school in which they are enrolled, regardless of which school offers the course. Deadlines for the change period (adding or dropping courses with no entry on record) are listed in the Summer Session at Vanderbilt Calendar. Subsequent to the above-referenced deadlines, dropping a course will result in an entry of W on the student's record. Dropping a course after the change period will require the signature of the instructor and may require the permission of other persons. Students should consult the Arts and Science Registrar's Office for the proper procedure.
Enrollment Verification: Please check on-line registration on YES for enrollment verification.
Tuition and Fees
As listed in the Financial Information section of the Summer Schedule of Courses, students in the College of Arts and Science are subject to tuition and fees as follows:
Tuition (15-18 hours of enrollment): $20,544
Hourly rate (fewer than 15 or more than 18 hours of enrollment): approx. $1,369 (rate to be formally set in May)
Activities and recreation fee: Approx. $73 (not yet formally set)
Blair music instruction fee: University students enrolled in individual or group lessons at Blair are charged an instruction fee for one forty-five-minute lesson per week for ten weeks or for twice-weekly forty-five-minute group lessons for the ten-week session. Fees for the summer session are not refundable if the course is dropped after June 1, 2013. Instruction fees are subject to change without notice. Fees for Summer 2013 are not yet formally established.
Hospitalization Insurance Plan: see rate schedule in Student Services section
Summer Work at Another Institution
Transfer credits may be accepted for a maximum of two courses taken during the summer at another four-year, fully-accredited institution. To qualify for such credit, the student must be in good standing and must obtain authorization from the Dean and the appropriate department in advance of taking the course. Such courses cannot fulfill AXLE requirements, count as part of the last 30 hours of residence, serve as repeat credit, or be taken on a Pass/Fail or similar basis. The deadline for requesting approval for summer work elsewhere is April 12.
Several specialty courses are offered during the May session. Individual or group studies in music performance are available during the summer session for university, pre-college, and adult students. Adult students who wish to receive credit must register through the Division of Unclassified Studies as well as through the Blair School of Music. Students may register for a maximum of five hours in May Session and six hours in each summer half-session
On-Line Registration: March 25th – May 5th
University students are encouraged to register for May Session classes on-line (via YES). This helps assure placement in university classes.
To register students must contact their home school registrar or records offices. Supplemental registration/check-in for Blair students is Monday, May 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the Blair School Registrar's Office, room 1129, at 2400 Blakemore Avenue.
Summer Sessions (First, Full, and Second-Half)
Registration is Monday, June 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the Blair Registrar's Office, room 1129, 2400 Blakemore Avenue. Students registering only for the second-half summer session may register either June 3 or July 9.
Students new to performance instruction, whether pre-college, university, or adult, must interview for placement prior to registration. Interview and procedural information can be found at the Blair registrar website: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/blair/registrar. Students currently enrolled at Blair who wish to continue in the same instrument or voice need the consent of their instructors in lieu of an interview.
Students receiving undergraduate credit register for individual performance instruction during the full summer session. Blair music majors may receive 2 or 4 hours of credit for individual performance instruction. Students in the College of Arts and Science, Peabody College or the Engineering School receive 1 hour credit for each course studied.
Deadlines for the change period (adding or dropping courses with no entry on record) are listed in the Summer Session Calendar. Blair students must obtain the signatures of the course instructors and their advisers or the Associate Dean. Complete instructions for making registration changes will be available at registration.
Blair undergraduate students may enroll for 15 to 18 credit hours for $20,544. Tuition for hours fewer than 15 or more than 18 is charged at the rate of approx. $1,369 per hour.
In addition to the above-referenced fees, University students enrolled in individual or group lessons at Blair are charged an instruction fee for one forty-five-minute individual lesson per week for ten weeks or twice-weekly forty-five-minute group lessons for the ten-week session. Music fees for the summer sessions are not refundable if the course is dropped after June 8. Instruction fees are subject to change without notice.
SUMMER WORK AT ANOTHER INSTITUTION
Blair undergraduates who wish to take course work during the summer at another four-year accredited institution as transfer credit must petition for permission by April 1st. Students are required to be in good standing, consult with the registrar for appropriate forms and procedures, and obtain advance authorization from the Associate Dean. Courses may not fulfill the music core requirements, count as part of the last 30 hours of residence, serve as repeat credit, or be taken on a Pass/Fail basis.
On-Line registration for all summer sessions (May Session, First Session, Full Session, and Last Session) begins March 26 and ends at 4:00 p.m. CDT, May 6, 2012. Students may access the on-line registration system and register for courses offered in any summer session during this period. Adviser approval codes will not be required for registration. Students should verify their course enrollment for May Session courses on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 before attending class on May 10th. Course offerings available in the School of Engineering will be determined by enrollment completed in the March 26 – May 6th registration period.
Summer Sessions available at Vanderbilt:
- May Session (4-week intensive courses, May 6-May 31)
- First Session (5 weeks, June 4-July 5)
- Second Session (5 weeks, July 9-August 9)
- Full Session (10 weeks, June 4-August 9)
Students may also register for May and summer courses in person Monday and Tuesday, May 6 and 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Office of Student Services, room 104 Featheringill Hall. Walk-in registration for full-summer, first-half, and second-half registration is also available on June 3-4 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in 104 Featheringill Hall. Students taking only second-half courses may register on July 8-9 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in 104 Featheringill Hall.
Deadlines for the change period (adding or dropping courses with no entry on record and with grade of W) are listed in the Summer Session Calendar or available on-line.
Please contact Brenda Jordan, Engineering Registrar, or Steve Wadley, Academic Counselor, in the Office of Student Services 104 Featheringill Hall or (615) 343-8061.
Tuition and Fees
Undergraduate students may enroll for 15 to 18 credit hours for $20,554. Tuition for hours fewer than 15 or more than 18 is charged at the rate of approx. $1,369 per hour. Tuition for Master of Engineering students is charged at the rate of $1,712 per hour.
Summer Work at Another Institution
Undergraduates in the School of Engineering may transfer approved credit from accredited colleges. Please see Steve Wadley, the Academic Counselor, in 104 Featheringill Hall for forms and procedures.
Peabody offers a flexible summer schedule that is designed to meet the needs of full-time students as well as part-time students seeking an enriched summer program. Courses for undergraduates are offered during May Session and the first- and second-half summer sessions. Courses for graduate/professional students are offered during Module One and/or Module Two (four weeks each), and on various weekends.
Prospective students seeking admission to a professional program at Peabody should make application online by going to peabody.vanderbilt.edu or visiting the Peabody Admissions Office, room 003 Home Economics Building, at least six weeks prior to the anticipated enrollment date. There is no application fee if students apply online.
A non-degree-seeking applicant who holds a bachelor's degree and who wishes to enroll in professional courses at Peabody should apply online at least one week prior to the anticipated enrollment date. A student cannot gain admission and register on the same day.
Continuing Peabody students register on-line from March 25-May 65, 2013. New professional students who have been admitted for summer 2012 will be mailed registration materials the last week of March and will register by mail or fax. On-site registration will take place in 216 Peabody Administration Building on May 6 (May session), June 3 (First-half session), June 10 (Module One), and July 8 (second-half and Module Two), from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Professional students registering on-site for an 8:00 a.m. Module One class should attend class first and register later in the day. Tuesday, July 9, is the final day for all summer session registrations, including independent studies, readings and research, practica, internships, and dissertation hours.
Degree-seeking Peabody professional who are registered for at least one course for credit may audit a Peabody course for a $10 fee and with permission of the instructor. Audits are considered to be a part of the student's regular course load and will be recorded on the student's record. Undergraduate and Special students may not formally audit courses.
Peabody students may not enroll in courses requiring more than twenty-four hours of class time per week. For example, each of the following schedules is acceptable:
- 12 hours: two 3-hour courses in Module One and two 3-hour courses in Module Two
- 6 hours: two 3-hour courses during either module. Some combinations of courses constitute an overload and are approved only under extraordinary circumstances.
Peabody professional students planning to graduate in August must file Intent to Graduate forms by May 7. Master's theses and dissertations must be submitted by July 19 for August graduation.
Tuition and Fees
As listed in the Financial Information section of the Summer Schedule of Courses, students in Peabody College are subject to tuition and fees as follows:
Tuition (15-18 hours of enrollment): $20,544
Hourly rate (fewer than 15 or more than 18 hours of enrollment): $1,369 (approx.)
Activities and recreation fee: Approx. $73
Health Insurance Plan: see Rate Schedule in Student Services section
Blair music instruction fee: University students enrolled in individual or group lessons at Blair are charged an instruction fee for one forty-five-minute lesson per week for ten weeks or for twice-weekly forty-five-minute group lessons for the ten-week session. Fees for the summer session are not refundable if the course is dropped after June 1. Instruction fees are subject to change without notice. Fees are formally established by the Board of Trust in May, 2013.
Peabody Professional Tuition
Tuition: Approx. $1,369
Paper Application fee: $40.00 (no fee if application is made online)
Activities and recreation fee: Approx. $65
Health Insurance: See Rate Schedule in Student Services section
Summer Work at Another Institution
Peabody undergraduate students in good standing may take course work during the summer at another four-year, fully-accredited institution for transfer to Vanderbilt University. Generally, only elective credit may be transferred. Students should discuss particular courses with their advisers, then complete a transfer credit form available in the office of Records and Registration, 216 Peabody Administration Building, prior to taking those courses. The deadline for pre-approval is April 12. A grade of C- or higher is required for transfer. Courses may not count as part of the last 24 hours of residence, serve as repeat credit, or be taken on a Pass/Fail basis.
Peabody College Summer Contact Information:
Betty S. Lee, Registrar
216 Administration Building
Peabody Box #323
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, Tennessee 37203-5721
The Graduate School sends registration information to departmental offices. Registration/validation instructions and materials for summer session courses will be available to currently enrolled and new students in their departmental offices during the first week of April.
Graduate students regularly enrolled for the summer session may register in most courses for audit and upon satisfactory attendance will have the courses entered on their transcripts. A $10 fee is charged for each audited course recorded on the transcript. Students must be enrolled in at least one graded course to audit an additional course.
Deadlines for the change period (adding or dropping courses with no entry on record) are listed in the Summer Session Calendar.
Tuition and Fees
Graduate students are charged approx. $1,712 per hour. The minimum charge for students in residence not registered for hourly credit is $200.