Summer Term FAQ


Q: How do I register? 

A: Non-IWU students will be sent communication from the Registrar’s Office upon completion of your application to enroll. This communication will include your campus Net ID, links to the registration tutorial, pin number and how to update your emergency contact information.

For IWU Students, you will use the same PIN number for summer as you do for fall 2021 registration. You must obtain this PIN number from your faculty advisor. Additional detailed information regarding registration will be sent to you at the beginning of March. 

Q: Will my credits transfer?

A: Credit transfer is determined by your home institution. You're encouraged to contact the Registrar’s Office of your home institution for any questions regarding transfer.

Q: Can I take more than one summer course?

A: While taking one course in June and one in July seems quite reasonable, taking two courses in the same session would constitute an overload and would require submitting an Academic Overload Application. We strongly recommend against attempting two courses in the same session. Considering in-class time, reading, assignments etc., a typical person will need to spend 30-40 hours per week on each summer course.  

Q: Can people from outside IWU take IWU summer courses?

A: Yes, we welcome students from other colleges, well-prepared high school students, working professionals, retirees, and our alumni to take courses this summer. 

Q: What will a day of summer school look like?  How intense will it be?

A: Summer session courses will meet Monday-Thursday for three hours each day.  Each summer session has 16 days of instruction plus one day for finals.  Courses are scheduled in either a 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, or 6:00 - 9:00 pm time block.  As is the case in May Term, summer courses move quickly.  You can expect one day in a summer course to be comparable to one week in a fall or spring course.

Q: Is summer housing available?

A: For current IWU students only, limited summer housing is available on campus for Summer 2021. Due to anticipated continued restrictions related to COVID-19, all summer residents will live in single rooms in Dodds Hall. All of these single rooms are within suites which share a bathroom. Applications for summer housing will open in Spring 2021. The monthly cost for summer housing 2021 will be $321/month.

Q: Can I use Financial Aid toward my Summer Term tuition?

A: Non-IWU-degree-seeking students are not eligible for any financial aid. While there are no IWU grants and scholarships for summer classes, an IWU-degree-seeking student who is enrolled in two units between May Term and any of the summer sessions may be eligible for Federal aid. A degree-seeking student who is only taking one unit may be eligible for PELL grant if they are PELL eligible and have not received their full PELL Grant. This could be the case for a student who may not have been enrolled as a full-time student in both the fall and spring.    

Q: Where do I send my payment? 

A: If paying by check, please include student name and IWU ID # on check. Make checks payable to Illinois Wesleyan University and mail to:

Illinois Wesleyan University
Business Office
P.O. Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702

Q: Is there a fee charged to pay with my credit card? 

A: Yes, there is a convenience fee charged by the provider for this service (convenience fee subject to change). The convenience fee is not charged nor collected by IWU.