Barnard College does not offer summer session classes. The granting of course credit for summer courses taken at other accredited institutions (including Columbia summer session) is treated as transfer credit and is subject to some additional regulations. A maximum of 16 course credits of summer points can be applied toward the degree, subject to the approval of the summer school Committee. Although a student may not receive degree credit for summer courses exceeding this maximum, she may fulfill degree requirements with additional summer courses, subject to the approval of the committee, and in some cases, subject to satisfactory performance on a Barnard placement examination.
The full regulations on credit for summer study are available at the Office of the Registrar on the Application for Approval of Summer Session Courses. The student may learn in advance whether the courses she wishes to take in summer school meet the approval of the committee by completing the form (which includes obtaining written approvals) and submitting it to the Office of the Registrar well before the end of the Spring term. Although the application may also be retroactive, the student places herself at risk of being denied degree credit if she fails to receive prior written approval. Download the Application for Approval of Summer Session Courses.
The Registrar's Office will apply credit to the student's transcript when we have on file both the approved Application and an official transcript (sent directly to the Registrar's Office by the institution attended) showing that the student completed the coursework with a grade of C- or higher. Some academic departments may have additional requirements.
Read about Columbia University Summer School.
No more than 16 semester points of summer session credit may be counted toward the degree.
Summer session credit may not be counted in the minimum 60 points which must be completed at Barnard, or in the minimum of 6 courses which must be taken in the major while you are enrolled at Barnard.
A fee of $100 will be charged to the student's account when credit is applied toward the Barnard degree.
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New York, NY 10027-6598
Office: 107 Milbank Hall
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