Special Session Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up?

Who do I contact for questions?

  • If you have questions about the Summer Sessions classes contact Mitchell G. Reddish, mreddish@stetson.edu, coordinator for Stetson Summer Programs. 

When do the sessions begin?

Soon! 
  • 6-week classes begin June 22 – July 31.
  • 3.5-week classes begin June 18 – July 17.

Do the credits count towards my degree?

  • Credit bearing courses will count towards your GPA and Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • The Undergraduate Catalog lists the full Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.

What courses are offered?

  • Courses offered include public speaking, psychology, health and wellness, digital arts, economics, history, math, or computer science and first year seminar. Visit the Special Session Courses page for a full list.

Are scholarships available?

  • Yes! A one-time $1000 scholarship is available toward price of either a 3.5- or 6-week course.

Is financial aid available?

  • You must complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA to determine financial aid eligibility.

  • For those who are eligible:
    • You must take 2 units equaling 6 credits or more.
      • You may take one 3.5-week class and one 6-week class or any combination of the 2 sessions.
      • Financial aid can only be paid for courses earning credits, experience based classes are not aid eligible.

What types of aid are available to eligible students?

  • Federal Pell and SEOG grants.
    • Free monies which do not have to be re-paid.
  • Federal Direct Student loans which include subsidized and unsubsidized loans.
    • Loans must be repaid beginning 6 months after graduation.
    • If taking Federal Direct loans, you must also complete a Master Promissory Note and Direct Loan Entrance Counseling.
  • Parent PLUS loans.
    • Includes a credit check.
    • Loans repayment can be deferred until 6 months after graduation.
  • Private Loans.
    • FASTChoice - This easy to use comparison tool allows you to browse the university's preferred private lender list and apply for loans as desired.

What are Summer Engagement Experiences?

Short, concentrated and special seminar experiences, generally one, two, or three partial day seminars. These are non-credit, non-graded learning adventures—at no cost to you!