Experience summertime at Hampden-Sydney while studying outside of the traditional academic year. May Term can help you get ahead by offering a variety of courses on- and off-campus as well as online. You may also choose to study abroad during May Term. For more information about that program, visit the Office of Global Education's May Term Abroad.
May Term Courses
Beginning one week after Commencement, these special summer courses carry regular academic credit. The maximum load that a student may carry during the May Term is two courses (with any co-requisite laboratories).
The College will attempt to offer all courses listed. Insufficient enrollment, however, or other factors beyond the College's control may dictate schedule changes.
Students who are in good standing at Hampden-Sydney or other colleges are eligible for admission to May Term; those on academic suspension from Hampden-Sydney or another institution are not eligible. Admission to the May Term in no way assures admission to a degree program at Hampden-Sydney College.
Credits earned during the May Term are applicable to degree programs and are transferable to other institutions. Acceptance of May Term credits by other institutions depends on the policy of those institutions. For Hampden-Sydney students on academic probation at the end of the spring semester, grades and quality units for May Term courses have no effect on the probation until the completion of the subsequent semester.