The benefit most people consider for SES is the lower tuition cost associated with taking credits through this program; however, this program also offers many other “less tangible” values.
First, you can get started on pre-requisites and requirements, which will help you progress toward your degree more quickly. Sometimes, popular classes can fill up during the academic year, so this option can help you ensure that you get those classes.
Next, the program allows you to start college-level coursework during the summer when you might be able to focus more. Instead of taking four or five classes, you can concentrate on one or two. Taking classes this summer might also allow you to take fewer classes during the academic year without putting yourself behind.
Finally, for those of you wanting to investigate areas of interests, perhaps areas for a minor or an intended major, this program offers you a lower-cost way to explore.
MSU’s software and hardware recommendations are available online.
Students’ computers should be able to play videos and have a microphone for class participation and assignments at times.
MSU will provide students with Zoom, Google, and other online tools.
If you are studying online from outside the U.S., you are eligible to apply for a Summer 2023 Health Insurance Exemption.
If you are studying online from inside the U.S., you are subject to MSU waiver requirements. If you are under a dependent (child) visa status like H-4 or L-2 and will be covered by your parents’ U.S. employer-based health insurance coverage, then you will be eligible to waive based on that kind of coverage:
For most students, the application should only take a few minutes. If you are a first-year student with AP or dual-enrollment credit, it could take a bit longer to fill out those details.
Please make sure you fill out the application accurately, as if your application has missing or inaccurate information, it will delay processing.
It depends when you decide to change, so please send us an email as soon as you decide.
You must make your request prior to the first day of classes. Changes are dependent on space available. Do not apply multiple times.
Know that some MSU instructors will be in contact with their students before the class starts or expect you to come to the first week with some basic tasks completed, so try to have your decision set when you apply and finalized by June 18, and make sure you monitor your MSU email.
It depends when you decide to drop, so please send us an email as soon as you decide.
The drop dates are listed in the student portal in the course list. Click on the section you are enrolled in for specific dates. For most classes, you will be able to drop the class and receive a refund until July 15, 2022. Refer to the MSU academic calendar and MSU drop policy.
If a specific course section does not meet its minimum enrollment (usually 15 students), then MSU might decide to cancel the section.
If this happens, we will contact you and help you enroll in another course.
No, please apply to the college sponsoring the program.
Several of the courses on the list are part of a specific college’s summer programming for its students (e.g., Honors College and Lyman Briggs). If you are admitted to one of these programs by the sponsoring unit, they will let the SES team know, and we will enroll you.
You will receive an email reminding you to pay your bill a few days before it is due.
If you do not pay it on time, you will be charged a late fee and the deadline will be extended for about a week. You will receive an email informing you that the due date was missed, and it will provide you with the extended date.
If you do not pay the bill then, you will receive an email and letter in the mail. If you still do not pay your bill, you will be dis-enrolled from the class.
If you are struggling to pay your bill, please reach out to the Student Accounts office at: (517) 355-3343, (800) 775-4323 or email Student.Receivables@ctlr.msu.edu.
A great place to start is the remote learning website.
Other sites for support:
You DO need to complete the DEI training this summer. Please be mindful of the due dates, as it can affect the status of your MSU account, including your ability to change your schedule. Completing the course now means you will not need to complete it in the Fall. For questions about DEI training, contact the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives firstname.lastname@example.org.
You DO NOT need to complete the RVSM training this summer; you will participate in the RVSM training this fall. Your summer enrollment status has automatically triggered the third-year student online RVSM training, but you do not need to do this version of the training. This fall you need to take the first-year student cohort for the training required by all MSU first-year students. MSU will send a notice in late-August with how to register for one of the RVSM sessions that best fits your schedule. For questions about RSVM training, contact the Office of Prevention Outreach and Education email@example.com.
Some course instructors will email students before the class’s first day, and some will not. If you have not heard from your instructor by 5 p.m. on the first day of class, you should email them directly. If you do not hear from your instructor, you can also email the SES team.
You should also login to MSU course management system (d2l.msu.edu). Many instructors post information about their course in D2L early. To login, use the link provided and submit your MSU netID and password.
Your instructor is the best person to ask about your books, and you can see if you instructor posted books for purchase by checking D2L or the Class Search function on your student portal. Sometimes, your instructor will tell you about books on the first day of class. Sometimes, online classes may not have a required book or will make the book available online.
If using the schedule page:
Often, your instructor may post your grade into D2L or send you an email.
If you do not get a notice from your instructor, you will need to wait until grades are officially posted by MSU. Grades are typically posted within five to seven days from the end of the course and can be viewed in your student portal.
If you do poorly in the class, you can decide to have the class and grade stay on your LLE record, which means it will not be part of your MSU undergraduate record and will not influence your GPA.
If you do decide to transfer the class, then the grade will influence your undergraduate GPA.
If you take two classes, you can decide to transfer one and not the other.