Enrollment Eligibility

The University of Dubuque summer sessions welcome both currently registered UD students as well as non-admitted students. If one of the following applies to you, you are welcome to join us:

  1. You are, or are going to be, a UD student beginning in the fall of 2019
  2. You are an undergraduate or graduate student at a college or university other than UD
  3. You are a high school graduate or hold a GED and wish to try out a class or expand your horizons
  4. You are going to be a senior in high school in the fall of 2019


All individuals wishing to register for either a face-to-face or online classes have the following options:

  1. Submit a registration form to the Registrar’s Office –(located in room 325 of the Myers Teaching and Administration Center)
  2. Register online at https://www.dbq.edu/academics/registrar/summerschool/registration/
  3. Register online via MyUD (this option only available to current UD students)

Current UD students are also advised to meet with their academic advisor before registering for summer courses

General registration for summer sessions will begin on Monday, November 19, 2018.

Anyone planning to work toward a degree or teacher certification at the University of Dubuque should contact the Admission Office at 563.589.3200 and submit an application for admission before registering for classes.

Add/Drop/Withdrawal Policies

Face-To-Face Classroom Courses
  1. The deadline to add or drop a class either in person or by email to the Registrar:
        Session I: Thursday, May 30, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.
        Session II: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.
  2. After the add/drop deadline, a student can withdraw from a course and receive a grade of W.  Withdrawal from a course does not affect the student’s grade point average and no credit hours are earned.  Withdrawals must be processed in person or by email to the Registrar.  Contact the Student Accounts Office at 563.589.3212 or 563.589.3708 for the refund policy
  3. The deadline to withdraw from a class:
         Session I: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.
         Session II: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. 
Online Courses
  1. The deadline to add or drop an online course either in person or by e-mail to the Registrar (registrar@dbq.edu) is: 
    • Courses with section number 60 or 61: Thursday, May 30, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.
    • Courses with section number 62: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. 
  2. After the add/drop deadline, a student can withdraw from an online course and receive a grade of W.  Withdrawal from an online course does not affect the student’s grade point average and no credit hours are earned.  Withdrawals must be processed in person or by email to the Registrar (Registrar@dbq.edu).
  3. The deadline to withdraw from an online class is:  
    • Courses with section number 60 or 61: Thursday, June 27, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.
    • Courses with section number 62: Friday, July 12, 2019 by 12:00 noon 

**Please note: For courses with delayed starting dates, the deadlines for registration, payment, and add/drop/withdrawal will be based on the beginning date of the course rather than the beginning date of the summer session.

Starting An Online Class:  Students can access online courses (noted by Section 60, 61 or 62 in the course number) through the Internet at UDOnline.dbq.edu. The course instructor will contact each student by email at least one week prior to the start of the session.  

Course Limits, Course Descriptions & Prerequisites

A full-time course load during the summer is 12 credits for undergraduate students (9 credits for graduate students). Because of the compressed time-frame, summer course work occurs at a faster rate than during traditional fall and spring semesters.  Therefore students are cautioned to consider the rigorous academic expectations which exist during summer sessions when enrolling in courses.

Course LimitsThe maximum number of credits permitted during summer is twelve, with no more than nine credits coming from online courses. For students who have matriculated to the University of Dubuque and are considering to enroll at another institution during the summer term, must receive prior approval before enrolling. The total academic load carried at all institutions combined may not exceed twelve credits for the summer term. The form (Request to Take a Course at Another College) to request this approval can be found on the Forms page of the Registrar’s office at the following link: http://www.dbq.edu/Academics/Registrar/Forms/

Course Descriptions:  Undergraduate course descriptions are available in the college catalog and can be found online at: http://www.dbq.edu/academics/registrar/ under “Academic Catalog.” Graduate course descriptions can be found in the graduate catalog which can be found online on the same page.

Course Prerequisites: Course prerequisites are found at the end of each course description. Students should note the stated prerequisites in the course description and obtain permission from faculty when necessary before registering for the class.

Computer/University Network Technology Access

Non-UD students will have access to campus computers, UD email, UD computer network, MyUD and library electronic resources.  To obtain access to the UD computer network and email, you will need to complete a Computer Use Agreement form found under “Announcements” at the bottom of following webpage:  http://www.dbq.edu/campuslife/facilitiesandservices/officeoftechnology/ . Print the form, and after completion, take it to the University Helpdesk in lower level of Van Vliet hall or fax to 563.589.3450.  Also on this page is a link “New Student Network Orientation” for information on log-in and access to campus technology.  You will have a UD computer network log-in, UD email address, and a MyUD account the week before the class starts.  If you are a non-UD student, you will receive an ID number when you register for a class; this will appear on the invoice you receive for enrollment in your summer class(es).

All students enrolled in online classes will receive a welcome email from the Director of Online Programming one week prior to the start of class for instructions on how to access your online class.

If you need, but have not received this information, please contact Dennis George, Director of Summer School, at 563.589.3192 or dgeorge@dbq.edu.

Summer Tuition, Payment, and Financial Aid

Tuition for both graduate and undergraduate courses, including internships, must be paid in full on or before the first day of the session. When registering for a course, including internships, after the start date, tuition is due at the time of registration.

Tuition for 2019 undergraduate summer sessions has not yet been established, however for point of reference the tuition for last year (2018) was $385/credit hour. For graduate tuition rates, please call the Graduate Programs Coordinator, Ms. May Sukumaran at 563.589.3300.                     

Fees: All fees will be billed and collected at the time of registration. Special fees are as follows:

  1. Aviation Fees: Contact the Business Office
  2. Biology Field Studies: Contact the instructor
  3. Environmental Sciences Field Studies: Contact the instructor
  4. Travel Fees: Contact the instructor

Financial Aid:  Financial aid is available in the form of loans for summer sessions for undergraduate and graduate students who receive assistance during the fall and spring semesters. Current UD students on financial aid should visit with a financial aid administrator to learn more about how summer enrollment may affect overall eligibility.

In general, to be eligible for loans, undergraduate students must be enrolled at least half-time, or for a minimum of 6 credit hours. The credit hour minimum is across both summer sessions.   Minimum half-time status for graduate students is 4.5 credit hours (9 credits for full-time).

Financial Aid application forms are available in person beginning April 1 in the Office of Student Financial Planning in the Charles & Romona Myers Center, Room 342 or by calling (563) 589-3170.  Additionally, forms can be accessed online at www.FAFSA.ed.gov.


Residence hall room reservations should be made as soon as possible by contacting the college housing office. Limited spaces are available. For general housing information and room charges, please call 563.589.3438.

Final Grades & Transcripts 

Final grades will be available within one week of the end of the overall summer term (August 9, 2019). You can access your grades at MyUD (http://my.dbq.edu) by entering your UD login and password.

The following applies to all students who enroll for summer courses:
  1. Summer grades will not be mailed to the student.
  2. Grades will not be given over the telephone.
  3. Students needing to transfer summer credits earned at the University of Dubuque to another institution will need to go online to request that an official transcript be sent. Requests can be made at the following link:  http://www.dbq.edu/Academics/Registrar/RequestaTranscript/
    The cost for transcript requests are as follows: electronic transcripts are $8.00 and paper/mailed transcripts are $10.00..
  4. No transcripts or grades will be issued until a student’s account is paid in full.

Questions & Contact Information 

For questions about summer school, please contact:
  1. Professor Dennis George, Director of Summer School
    Room 108 Myers Teaching and Administration Building, 563.589.3192
  1. The Office of the Registrar at 563.589.3748

  2. Your advisor, if you are a current UD student

  3. Graduate Programs:
    Ms. May Sukumaran, Graduate Programs Coordinator

Summer Administrative Office Hours 

Summer office hours for the University of Dubuque for most administrative departments as well as the Babka Bookstore located in Peters Commons are:

Days:   Administrative Offices   Babka Bookstore
Monday - Thursday   7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday     8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.     8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday       CLOSED

Please Note:

  1. Course offerings are contingent on course enrollments. The decision to offer/cancel a course will be made by noon on the Thursday prior to the scheduled start of each summer session. If a class is to be cancelled, every attempt will be made to contact you by email prior to the scheduled first class session.
  2. All buildings on the University of Dubuque campus are designated as non-smoking facilities.
  3. The content of these policies and information on the related web pages are based upon information available at the time of this publishing and are subject to change.