Registration & More - Summer Session General Information
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REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 7, 2014
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. Students enrolled in courses must be age eighteen or older. Tuesday Night Talks provide food for thought, without credits or CEUs.
How to Register
Detailed registration instructions will be posted here on April 7.
Wait List for Full Courses
Most summer courses do not have a maximum enrollment. Those that do will indicate this on the Courses page. Wait lists will be maintained for any summer courses that reach their capacity. 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.
Note that selected courses have different fee structures from those listed below, as indicated on the Courses page.
|SUMMER TUITION 2014||1.5 credit/2.0 CEU courses||3.0 credit/4.0 courses
|PSR academic credit||$1020||$2040|
|PSR DMin students||$870||$1740|
|GTU academic credit*
||see home school tuition rates|
|GTU Common MA students||$975||$1950|
|Audit (limited cases only**)||$510||$1020|
Beginning Summer 2014, GTU students will pay credit tuition to their home school, as they currently do for fall, intersession and spring.
**Audit vs. CEU Registration
*If you are interested in sitting in on a course, select the CEU registration option.
Only students with special circumstances are eligible to audit. See Auditing Courses to register as an auditor.
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 email@example.com or (510) 849-8268 before registering.
Workshops, Conferences, & Events
Registration costs for workshops, conferences, and events vary. Check individual event information for price and registration information.
Tuesday Night Talks
Tuesday night talks are free of charge and open to the general public.
Payment Due Date
Payment for courses taken for credit or audit is due by July 1 or within 5 days of when you register for the course(s), whichever is later. Payment for CEU courses and other events 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 (WebAdvisor). 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 or payment by e-check. You may also send a check to PSR or your GTU home school for payment.
Paying with Loan Monies
Summer direct loans and financial aid may be available to most GTU consortium academic credit students who meet a minimum number of credit hours, as defined by your home school. Contact the Financial Aid Office for details.
Financial Aid & Billing Questions
PSR and other GTU students, refer to your home school's financial aid policy.
PSR students interested in federal loan aid to support summer enrollment must submit a Summer Aid Application to Financial Aid. The forms are available from the Financial Aid Office by request. Federal aid is only intended to support school fees for courses taken for academic credit, as well as living expenses for the duration of the courses. A PSR 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.
More information may be found on the GTU Financial Aid Information pages. PSR/GTU students taking courses for academic credit, contact the Financial Aid Office (510/649-2469) with questions about financial aid, and your home school's Business Office (PSR students call 510/649-2435) with questions about payment. Non-GTU students should
contact the financial aid office at their own school for information.
How to Change Your Registration
Changing Grading Option
To change grading option from academic credit to CEUs or vice versa, contact the Summer Session office at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Dropping 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 email@example.com or 510/849-8268. Some fees may apply. See table below for deadlines and fees.
Adding 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" information above for details.
Registration Fees, Deadlines & Refunds
|SUMMER SESSION 2014 KEY DATES||TUITION DUE DATES & REGISTRATION COSTS||
|Six weeks before your course begins||
Full tuition payment due
Insufficient registration may cause course to be cancelled - register early!
Change in grading option between academic credit, audit, or CEUs:
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
Change in grading option between
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 is 9 people per course. The registration census is taken six weeks before the course begins.
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 or payment by e-check.
Please note that refunds may take four to six weeks to be issued.
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.
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.
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)
Those seeking to attend class without credit or to earn continuing education units (CEUs) should register for CEUs. 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.CEU students must fulfill course CEU requirements to receive CEU credit. Those not seeking credit of any kind need not fulfill any requirements, but are encouraged to do so.
This option is allowed only for those who have special circumstances or a specific reason to audit rather than register for CEUs.
Changing Grading Option:
To change grading option from academic credit to CEUs or vice versa, contact the Summer Session office at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Beginning April, 2014, textbooks for Summer Session courses will be 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.
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.
Housing costs for the Summer 2014 program:
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 email@example.com for more information.
Housing Alternatives for PSR Students/Guests
Here are the options we recommend for housing alternatives if PSR's housing is filled (or even if folks want more comfy quarters!):
1) CDSP Conference Center - Easton & Gibbs Halls
To PSR - across the street
2) Incarnation Priory - 1601 Oxford Street @ Cedar
To PSR - walkable (10 min)
3) Hotel Durant - http://www.hoteldurant.com/
To PSR - walk (20 min) or AC Transit Buses (52/52L) or UC Berkeley Perimeter shuttle (P or R)
4) Berkeley YMCA
to PSR – walk (20 mins) or or AC Transit Buses (52/52L)
For Additional Resources, check out:
Transit & Parking
We encourage students to use public transportation if possible, or plan to pay for parking.
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.
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.
The CDSP lot is located on Le Conte at Euclid. Pay at CDSP reception in Shires Hall before parking. $50 per week.
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.