Summer Session 2012 - Policies & Logistics

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All Summer Session events are open to one and all. Summer Session courses may be taken for academic credit or CEUs. Each course's requirements for academic credit students are higher than those for CEU students. Tuesday Night Talks provide food for thought, without credits or CEUs.



Cost


Tuesday Night Talks

Tuesday night talks are free of charge and open to the general public.

Courses

General tuition rates for summer 2012 Courses are as follows:*

SUMMER TUITION 1.5 credit/2.0 CEU courses 3.0 credit/4.0 courses
academic credit $990 $1980
audit** $495 $990
CEUs $350 $700

*Number of credits and individual course costs are listed by each course on the Courses page. Note that selected courses have different fee structures from those listed above, as noted on the Courses page.

**Unless you have a specific reason to audit, please select the CEU option for non-academic credit.  Some students with special circumstances may choose to audit.  See Auditing Courses to register as an auditor.

Group Discount

Learn with your friends, colleagues, and members of your congregation or organization! There is a 20% tuition refund for groups of 5 or more people from the same organization (outside the GTU) enrolling in the same workshop or course for CEUs. Contact summer@psr.edu or (510) 849-8268 before registering to receive this discount.



Payment

 

Payment Due Date

Payment for courses taken for credit or audit is due by July 2 or within 5 days of when you register for the course(s), whichever is later. Payment for CEU courses is due upon registration.  The fee for late payment is $75. Only students who have paid may attend class.

Where and How to Pay

You may pay by credit card or check ("e-check") from within the online registration pages. There is a $35 per-transaction fee for credit card payment for academic credit and audit registration.  There is no credit card fee for CEU registration.

Paying with Loan Monies

GTU students (not PSR) will receive a bill for amount due in the mail soon after registering.

Summer direct loans and financial aid are available to PSR academic credit students who meet a minimum number of credit hours Contact the Financial Aid Office for details.

Deferred Payment

There will be no deferred payment option in summer 2012.  Late payments will be assessed a $75 late payment fee.

Financial Aid & Billing Questions

PSR students see Summer Aid Eligibility for PSR Students

More information may be found on the GTU Financial Aid Information pages. 

Students interested in federal loan aid to support summer enrollment must submit a Summer Aid Application to Financial Aid.  The forms are available by request.  Federal aid is only intended to support schools fees for courses taken for academic credit, as well as living expenses for the duration of the courses.  A student must be registered for a minimum of 4.5 academic credits to be eligible for federal aid.

PSR scholarships and federal financial aid will not support CEU courses.

PSR and other GTU students, contact the Financial Aid Office (510/649-2469) with questions about financial aid, and the Business Office (510/649-2435) with questions about payment. Non-GTU students should contact the financial aid office at their own school for information.



How to Register

See How to Register for detailed registration instructions.

Wait List for Full Courses

Wait lists are maintained for summer courses that reach their capacity.  Use the wait list form to submit your name.  PSR certificate and degree students taking courses for academic credit are given preference.  Being on the wait list is no guarantee of entry into the course.  The Summer Session office will contact you if an opening arises.



How to Change Your Registration

Change Grading Option

To change grading option from academic credit to CEUs or vice versa, contact the Summer Session office at summer@psr.edu or 510/849-8268. You will be refunded or charged for the difference in price. Some fees may apply. See the table below for deadlines and fees.

Drop a Course 

To drop a course, log in to the online registration system (WebAdvisor) and follow directions online, or contact the Summer Session office at summer@psr.edu or 510/849-8268. Some fees may apply. See table below for deadlines and fees.

Add a Course

To add an additional summer course, log in to the online registration system (WebAdvisor) and follow directions for registering for a course.  See How to Register page for details.



Registration Fees, Deadlines & Refunds


SUMMER SESSION 2012 KEY DATES TUITION DUE DATES & REGISTRATION COSTS

COURSE DROP/
COURSE GRADING OPTION CHANGE REFUND FEE

Six weeks before your course begins

Full tuition payment due

Insufficient registration may cause course to be cancelled - register early!

Minimum enrollment in 1.5-credit courses: 9
Minimum enrollment in 3-credit courses: 7

Dropped course:
Tuition refunded minus $50 per course cancellation fee

Change in grading option between
academic credit, audit, or CEUs:
$50 processing fee

Notice for all changes due to PSR Summer Session Office in writing before your course begins

The day your course begins

Full tuition payment overdue

$75 same-day registration / late payment fee

Dropped course:
Tuition refunded minus $75 per course same-day cancellation fee

Added course:
$75 per course same-day registration fee

Change in grading option between
academic credit, audit, or CEUs:
$75 processing fee

Notice for all changes due to PSR Summer Session Office in writing the day your course begins

After the first day your course begins Registration closed No refunds or grading option changes

 

Register early! Courses without sufficient registrations six weeks before their start date will be canceled. Register to help ensure that your class will be available! Minimum enrollment in 1.5-credit courses is 9 people and in 3-credit courses is 7. The registration census is taken six weeks before the course begins.

Please note that refunds may take four to six weeks to be issued.



Credit Options


Transferring Credit:
Prior to enrolling, please check with the registrar and/or academic advisor at your institution to confirm that Summer Session course credit will be applicable to your particular degree program and area of study.

Grading Options: There are three options for summer session courses: Academic Credit, Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and Audit. 

  • Academic Credit
    Those who take courses for academic credit are expected to have a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent.

    Courses are taken for either letter grade or pass/fail and are evaluated by graduate level standards. For more explanation on letter grade and pass/fail options, consult the PSR Grading Policy.

    For 1.5 credits (1.5 semester hours): $990
    For 3.0 credits (3.0 semester hours): $1,980

    On the registration form and on the first day of class, participants taking courses for academic credit will be asked to declare whether they prefer a letter grade or pass/fail status. Students must complete all course requirements by the instructor’s deadline. It is at the instructor's discretion whether incompletes will be rewarded. 

  • Continuing Education Credit or CEU (not academic credit)
    PSR evaluates CEUs primarily by attendance and participation. Ten scheduled classroom contact hours equal 1.0 CEU. CEU students are generally not expected to submit lengthy assignments or complete exams or long papers. For more details, see PSR's CEU page. Students must complete all course requirements by the instructor’s deadline. CEU students are not eligible for extensions.

    For 2 CEUs: $350
    For 4 CEUs: $700

    CEU students must fulfill course CEU requirements to receive CEU credit.

  • Audit
    This option is recommended only for those who have special circumstances or a specific reason to audit rather than register for CEUs.  

    For 1.5 credits (1.5 semester hours): $495
    For 3.0 credits (3.0 semester hours): $990

Changing Grading Option: To change grading option from academic credit to CEUs or vice versa, contact the Summer Session office at summer@psr.edu or 510/849-8268. You will be refunded or charged for the difference in price. Some fees may apply. See Courses table above for deadlines and fees.



Textbooks

Textbooks for Summer Session courses are listed below each course on the Courses web page.  They will be available for purchase at the GTU Amazon bookstore in the late spring. (Individual courses are listed on the right-hand side of the page). Please check individual syllabi for full course requirements.



Student Housing

Limited campus housing at PSR or adjacent campuses is available to registered students and accompanying family members. Make your reservations early to ensure accommodation. PSR housing is available Sunday through Friday or Saturday nights; check-in time is no earlier than 2 p.m. and check-out time is no later than 11 a.m. Dorm rooms (single room with shared bath and living space) are $50/night/person. Guest Rooms (private room and bath) are $80/night/room. Apartment style rooms (1 bedroom, kitchen, bath, dining area) are $100/night/room.

After you have registered for your course, contact the PSR Housing Office to make arrangements. Email housing@psr.edu for more information.

If you wish to secure other lodging accommodations besides student housing, please consult the Berkeley Convention & Visitors Bureau list of hotels. For longer stays, craigslist can be a helpful resource in finding a sublet or longer term housing.



Transit & Parking

We encourage students to use public transportation if possible. 

Public Transportation:

By Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART):
Take BART to the downtown Berkeley station (not the North Berkeley station). It's a 15-minute walk uphill to the PSR campus. On foot, proceed north on Shattuck Ave. from the station; turn right onto University Ave.; turn left onto Oxford Ave., right onto Hearst Ave.; then make an oblique left onto LeConte Ave. and walk uphill to the top of the bluff. The PSR campus is on your left.

By AC Transit bus:
From the downtown Berkeley BART station, cross Shattuck Ave. to the bus stop at the corner of Shattuck and Center St. Take the #65 bus to the first bus stop on Euclid Ave. Walk one block west (towards the bay) along Le Conte Ave. to the PSR campus.

Parking:

The PSR Parking Lot is located on Scenic Avenue between Virginia and Le Conte.  Covered parking (drive through the outdoor parking lot, then turn left under Mudd Hall) is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Park then pay at the PSR Reception desk in Holbrook Hall.  $6 per day, $25 for 5 days. (updated March 7, 2012)

The CDSP lot is located on Le Conte at Euclid.  Pay at CDSP reception in Shires Hall before parking. $50 per week.

The Berkeley Way Parking Lot is located on Berkeley Way at Henry (between Shattuck Avenue and Milvia Street).   $1.50 per hour up to 6 hours. 

Also, two-hour metered and unmetered street parking is available in the neighborhood.

For more information about getting to campus, click here.

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PSR reserves the right to change course descriptions, instructors, dates and hours of instruction, meeting places, and prices. In the event of a conflict between printed material and information on this Web site, the information on this Web site takes precedence. Courses that have been cancelled due to low enrollment may be absent from this list. Please contact the Summer Session Office for any questions regarding cancelled courses. Before registering please ensure that you have read the information included on this page, including information about refunds.