Learning at Hampden-Sydney doesn't have to stop in the summer. Enroll in May Term courses to boost your GPA, catch up or get ahead on course credits, and experience unique classes not offered during the traditional academic year. Courses are offered on campus, off-campus, online, and in Richmond.
If you choose to study abroad during May Term, 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.
May Term Scholarships
This summer, there are a limited number of small scholarships available to H-SC students who elect to participate in one of the experiential learning courses being offered. Experiential learning courses are listed under the May Term Courses page.
Interested students should complete the brief application linked below. Review of applicants will begin immediately. Decisions and notification for students participating in off-campus courses has been completed. Decisions and notification for on-campus May Term students will occur by Monday, April 16. If you have questions regarding the May Term scholarships, please contact Dr. Jennifer Vitale, Associate Dean of the Faculty, at (434) 223-6118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.