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Summer School Information and Schedules

General Information

The Academic Dean Instruction regarding the Administration of Summer School is AcDeanInst1531.77A and is available online under Academics | Academic Dean | Rules and Regulations | Instructions. Additional info and useful links are also included here for convenience:

  • Summer AY2021 Calendar
  • Summer AY2022 Offered Courses -  Note that summer school course enrollment information is available via MIDS
  • Summer School Daily Sections / Class Schedules
    The latest information about summer school classes (including sections, meeting times, instructors, and more) may be accessed via MIDS.  Additional questions may be directed to the DSAD or the APAA. 
  • Summer School Wait Lists
    Since enrollment in summer school is dynamic, midshipmen should check their enrollment status frequently. Specific inquiries about the wait lists may be directed to the DSAD or the APAA.
  • Summer School Enrollment Policy - AcDeanInst 1531.77A

Frequently Asked Questions About Summer School

  • Q: Who registers midshipmen for summer school?
    A: Midshipmen self-register for voluntary summer school via MIDS once the voluntary registration module opens. Midshipmen who require mandatory summer school are enrolled by the DSAD via their senior academic adviser.
  • Q: When does summer school registration close?
    A:  Midshipmen may enroll in a summer school course up until the day prior to the start of the course, pending space availability.
  • Q: How can a midshipman be registered in a summer school class in "Mandatory" status?
    Generally, mandatory status is attached to an enrollment by the Academic Board or the Advisory Board. There are also certain varsity athletes [determined by the Commandant and the Athletic Director] who may be eligible for a special status that allocates summer school as a training block, however this special status does not apply to all varsity athletes. Mandatory status is not applied based on midshipmen requests.
  • Q: Can a midshipman drop a summer school class?
    A: If the midshipman is in "Mandatory" status for summer school, he/she may not drop the class, unless there is an exceptional situation that precludes the midshipman from attending class (e.g., a medical condition).  If the midshipman is in "Voluntary" enrollment status, the midshipman may drop the course as long as training requirements are met and approved by the midshipman's chain of command.  In general, a midshipman previously enrolled in summer school may not drop the class in order to have an additional block of leave if he/she already has a block of leave scheduled during the summer.
  • Q: What are the maximum number of days of class that a midshipman may miss?
    A: Since each class day during summer school is the approximate equivalent of a week of class during the regular semester, it is imperative that a midshipman miss as few days as possible.  In general, no midshipman will be permitted to miss more than two days of class and still earn academic credit for the summer school class.
  • Q: Can a midshipman be "bumped out" of a Voluntary Summer School course if too many people enroll?
    A: Mandatory enrollments take priority over voluntary summer school enrollments, so it is possible that a midshipmen in voluntary status may be removed to make space for a mandatory enrollment. However, every attempt is made to avoid removing an existing summer school enrollment.

Points of Contact

The key points of contact for summer school are:

  • For Academic Issues:
    • Dean of Student Academic Development and Director of the Office of Academic Advising,
      Prof Schmitt, x3-1595
    • Associate Provost for Academic Affairs (APAA),
      Provost Firebaugh x3-1581
  • For Logistics/Midshipmen/Other Issues:
    • Naval Academy Summer Programs (NASP) Officer,

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