Summer Session Applicants
For a thorough review of how Summer Session works at WSSU, please refer to the Summer Guidebook button on the left.
Admission to Summer School is open to students who wish to take courses during summer academic terms and plan to return to their “home” institution for the fall academic term. This enrollment process is designed for students who do not attend Winston-Salem State University during the fall and spring terms as degree-seeking students.
Candidates who are offered admission are allowed to take classes during the Summer I or Summer II terms. Winston-Salem State University is not responsible for course selection. Students who are interested in taking classes to transfer to other colleges/universities should obtain approval of transfer credit prior to submission of an application.
Summer Session courses are designed to provide an opportunity for students at WSSU and at other academic institutions to shorten the time necessary to earn a degree; remove irregularities in their academic programs; earn credits to renew or change certificates; and upgrade knowledge of a subject matter for personal enrichment.
High school seniors and juniors are also eligible for summer enrollment. Possible candidates must display exceptional academic achievement that meets or exceeds the standards of freshman admission. Students must provide a formal endorsement from their high school principal on school letterhead.
Early Registration - Continuing Students
March 26, 2020 – April 16, 2020
Early Registration Ends for all New Students
Transfers, Readmits, and 2nd Degree - April 27, 2020
Early Registration - Visiting Students
April 8, 2020 – April 27, 2020
(Advisory only available on weekdays)
- Summer School I (May 11 – 13, 2020)
- Summer School II (June 18 - 22, 2020)
- Summer School I (May 8, 2020)
- Summer School II (June 17, 2020)
- 5 Week Session
May 13, 2020 to June 17, 2020
- 6 Week Session
May 13, 2020 to June 25, 2020
- 8 Week Session
May 13, 2020 to July 13, 2020
- 10 Week Session
May 13, 2020 to July 27, 2020
Summer Session II5 Week Session
June 22, 2020 to July 27, 2020
Anyone may search for and find summer sessions course information through WSSU's Banner RAMS Online website. The schedule of summer courses is typically established before the first day of Early Registration (in late March). On occasion there may be courses added or deleted after the end of March, as WSSU reserves the right to change the composition of summer course offerings at any time. In particular, some courses will be canceled one business day before classes begin due to low enrollment, and this list will be posted online at summer sessions landing page on that day.
You can check back to see the list of canceled courses under the heading "Cancelled Courses Due to Low Enrollment" on the sidebar and clicking the appropriate link for Summer Session I or Summer Session II.
To search for Summer courses (open to everyone):
- From the WSSU homepage, on the very top or on the far right, select CURRENT STUDENTS
- Select the first option BANNER RAMS ONLINE
- Select CLASS SCHEDULE
- In the “Search by Term” drop-down box, choose the term you desire to search, and click on SUBMIT
- Choose the subject you are interested in (holding down the Ctrl key to select multiple subjects, if you wish). You must choose at least one subject
- Optionally, you may focus your search by selecting other factors to limit the search results
- When you have finished choosing your criteria, scroll down and click on CLASS SEARCH at the bottom of the page
If I already attend WSSU full-time, do I need to apply for summer school?
No. Contact your advisor and register online for summer courses.
How and when will "visiting summer only" students receive their Banner ID and PIN number?
After your application has been processed and approved, you will receive an acceptance letter via mail or email. This letter will contain your Banner ID and an initial PIN # which must be changed the first time you log in. Your Banner ID will not be given to anyone over the telephone. You can contact the Solutions Center at 336-750-2709 to have your Banner ID reset or your PIN # reset.
I don’t have my alternate PIN. How do I get one or have a new one given to me?
If you are a current student, contact your Academic Advisor through UCaLL at 336-750-2260. If you are a new incoming student, or a “visiting – summer only” student, contact the Office of the Registrar at at 336-750-3331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancelled Courses Due to Low Enrollment
Please note that the University must cancel some of its summer courses one business day prior to the start of each Summer Session due to low enrollment. The University attempts to run as many courses as possible; waiting as late as possible, i.e. the day before classes begin, gives the maximum amount of time for classes to adequately fill before making that decision. Unfortunately, cancelling the day before the start of classes occasionally causes disruption in some students' academic plans. We encourage all summer students to prepare an alternate "Plan B" when enrolling in courses, so that upon receiving the email on cancelled courses, students will be prepared to select possible replacement course(s) out of the classes that are not cancelled. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this policy may cause, and we thank you for your understanding.