UR Summer School Admissions

UR Summer School has an open enrollment policy. No tests or assessments are required for admission.

Admission to UR Summer School does not imply admission to any other school of the University.

Should you wish to attend another school of the University, application should be made to the Dean of Admission of that school. Those wishing to enroll in and receive graduate credit for summer coursework must have credentials on file in the Summer School office (in the School of Professional & Continuing Studies) for admission as a special student.

Only the School of Professional & Continuing Studies (SPCS) admits students to degree programs in the summer. If interested in admission to an SPCS degree program, please visit the Academic Admissions page for details.

Housing is available for an additional fee to University of Richmond students taking Summer School classes. Housing is unavailable for non-UR college students or high school students enrolled in UR Summer School.

Review the tuition, fees, and refund schedule for UR Summer School classes. Fees are charged by unit using the current semester-hour rate for SPCS classes, converted to units.

Admissions Requirements

We offer open enrollment into UR Summer School. However, there are a few actions prospective students must take to enroll in classes.

Current UR Students

  • Continuing Students: If you are enrolled in a University of Richmond degree program and taking one or more classes in the spring term, there are no admissions requirements for Summer School courses. Simply register in BannerWeb once registration opens.
  • Non-Continuing Students: If you are enrolled in a University of Richmond degree program but did not take classes in the spring term, you need to contact the Summer School office at (804) 289-8133 to have your student status reactivated and to update your contact information. Once reactivated, register in BannerWeb.

Registration Holds: BannerWeb registration can be prevented by holds. If you have a question about a hold, you can view your holds on BannerWeb and contact the appropriate office.

Non-UR College Students

Summer School is open to all college students who wish to take one or more classes for enrichment or transfer. If you are not enrolled in a University of Richmond degree program but wish to take a class, you need to complete the paper Application/Registration form. There is no application fee for Summer School. You must meet all prerequisite requirements, if applicable.

Local High School Students

Highly qualified rising high school seniors may enroll in select Summer School classes for full college credit. Many 100- and 200- level classes are eligible for high school enrollment.

Required Qualifications

  • Rank in the top fifth of the junior class
  • Aptitude and achievement test scores that clearly indicate capacity for college-level study
  • Evidence of interest and determination to meet the challenge of college-level work
  • Recommendation of the high school principal, headmaster, or guidance counselor

Credit earned for successful completion of courses will be kept on file. Eligible credits may be applied toward a University of Richmond degree, if accepted into a degree program, or forwarded by transcript to another college upon request.

To apply, submit the following application materials to the Office of Summer Studies:

  • Application/Registration form
  • Payment by check or specific credit card payment
  • Letter of recommendation from your high school principal, headmaster, or guidance counselor
  • Original high school transcript in a sealed envelope

Next Steps for Enrollment

Non-UR college students and high school students accepted to UR Summer School should review the following steps for enrollment. If you have questions, contact the Summer School office at (804) 289-8133 or cgenoves@richmond.edu.

  1. Activate Your Network Account: Once you receive your UR ID, you should activate your computing account (netID). Your netID gives you access to your UR student email and to Blackboard, the University’s course management tool. Faculty will communicate by email only using your @richmond.edu address, so activating and forward your email is vital. Visit wwws.richmond.edu/webpass.
  2. Confirm Your Registration: Because you completed the Application/Registration form, you’ve been registered for the course(s) you requested. To confirm, login to BannerWeb using your UR ID (sent to you by mail upon acceptance) and password (initially your date of birth in MMDDYY format). Visit bannerweb.richmond.edu.
  3. Connect to the Network: Be sure you can access the UR wired, wireless and VPN network using your computer and mobile devices. Register your mobile device(s) along with your computer(s) on the network. Links and instructions are available on the Information Services website. Visit is.richmond.edu.
  4. Purchase Textbooks: Most instructors notify the UR Bookstore of required textbooks, and the Bookstore makes copies available for purchase. The Bookstore delivers, too! Visit urspidershop.com.
  5. Review Academic Support: Although you may be here only a few weeks, we encourage you to take advantage of all the academic resources available to students of the University of Richmond. Visit www.richmond.edu/academics.
  6. Confirm Class Location: A day or two prior to the first day of class, check BannerWeb for updated class locations. Classes sometimes relocate at the last minute. Be sure to review a campus map if this is your first time to visit campus. Visit www.richmond.edu/visit.

Additional Summer School Information

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  • Summer School Logistics


    Continuing University of Richmond students do not need to complete a Summer School application. They may register online when BannerWeb registration opens.

    Non-UR students must complete a brief PDF application and submit with payment. Applications are available once registration opens.


    The UR Bookstore, centrally located in the Tyler Haynes Commons and online, stocks all required texts and supplies requested by the instructors for Summer School classes. Non-required books, supplies, insignia gifts and clothing, and sundry items also are available for personal shopping.


    The Registrar’s Office maintains the official academic calendar for Summer School, including term start and end dates, exam dates, and class holidays. Summer School terms include 5-Week I & II, 6-Week I & II, 8-Week, 12-Week, Summer I/II and Summer Study Abroad.


    Classes are held in air-conditioned classrooms, conveniently located to the parking areas, and scheduled with the student in mind.

    Identification (Student ID)

    Continuing UR students may use their current One Card for Summer School.

    Non-UR students admitted to Summer School should visit One Card services with a photo ID to obtain a student ID.


    The University of Richmond libraries consist of the Central Library, Business Information Center, and Media Resource Center in the Boatwright Memorial Library; and the Music Library, located in the George M. Modlin Center for the Arts. The University of Richmond School of Law Library is administered through the Law School.

    University Libraries are available to Summer School students. Use your One Card (UR student ID) when checking out books. Use your netID (UR network ID) to log onto computers.


    The Summer School office is located in SPCS on the second floor of the Special Programs Building. The office is open 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


    Parking permits are required and may be obtained free of charge from the University Parking Services located on the ground floor of the Special Programs Building. The current year parking permit is in effect throughout the summer. Students are restricted to student lots. Parking lots are lighted and patrolled by University Police.

    Recreation and Wellness

    The University of Richmond has a comprehensive Recreation and Wellness program. Non-UR Summer School students are charged a discounted membership fee for access to the Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness. Review membership eligibilty and rates for more information.

  • Academics

    Changing Course Levels

    Designated courses are available for students to take at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Requirements for students who wish to take a course at the graduate level are outlined below. Accreditation standards require that students at the graduate level complete more work, often additional papers or projects, and achieve at a higher level. The requirements for each level are clearly defined on the course syllabus.

    Students can change the level of a course they are registered for through the Add/Late Registration date as specified on the Summer Calendar. For special short classes, no level changes can be made after the second day of the course. Students who change the course level will be refunded or charged the tuition difference.

    Graduate-Level Courses

    All 500-level courses are open only to graduate students. Undergraduate courses offered for graduate credit are designated in the schedule. Graduate students taking these courses are expected to complete more work and achieve at a higher level than undergraduate students.


    Approximately 95 percent of our summer faculty hold doctorates, and most teach in the regular session of the University. Outstanding visiting lecturers also participate in the Summer School.

    Independent Studies and Internships

    Special summer terms are used for independent studies and internships that do not have regularly scheduled meetings. Students must complete an Individual Instruction Request Form and return to the University Registrar’s Office (SPCS students may return their forms to the Summer School Office).

  • Policies & Procedures


    Non-UR students admitted into Summer School are governed by policies, including the University Honor code, as stated in academic catalogs.

    • For enrollment in courses whose course numbers end in “U”: SPCS Catalog
    • For enrollment in courses whose course numbers do not include “U”: Undergraduate Catalog

    Continuing UR students are governed by the appropriate catalog (based on date of admission) of the school to which they were admitted.

    Confidentiality and FERPA

    Review the Registrar’s Office FERPA page for details on directory information, confidentiality, and student right to know.

  • Select Facility Hours

    Boatwright Memorial Library

    Boatwright Library hours are posted on the Library website.


    Bookstore hours are available on the UR Bookstore website.