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Registration for Fordham Students


Current Fordham students may register for summer courses through the student access portal beginning March 8 at 9:45 a.m.

Full-time Fordham students will be eligible to take up to two free undergraduate summer courses (see the FAQ here) provided that their balance is up to date (or a payment plan is in place).

  • Students will have one week to register for Summer Session before Fall advising holds are applied on March 15. After this date, students will need to complete Fall advising and have their advising holds removed before making additional changes to their summer schedules.

  • Most summer courses will be held Online. The campus is listed as Virtual in Session I and II online classes meet for five weeks each, synchronously. Session III online courses meet for ten weeks and are asynchronous (with the exception of a few courses). It's preferable that students who cannot come to campus register for online courses.

  • Hybrid classes will meet on campus. However, remote attendance will be possible.

  • Courses with a format of "LEC" or "LAB" on that list the campus as only "Rose Hill" or "Lincoln Center" require in-person attendance.  These courses fall primarily under Biology.

  • Science classes with on-site labs are available.

  • The Waitlist feature will be available only for undergraduate Session III asynchronous classes, Biology classes, and lab sections for Chemistry and Physics.

  • Full time students who are eligible for free courses will be notified by March 5.

  • Tuition waivers will be applied when billing for summer begins as long as a student's current balance is satisfied or satisfactory payment arrangements are in place.

  • The waivers will apply to courses that carry the most credits.

  • Waivers will automatically update each evening if students register for more (or fewer) credits or if they pay off any earlier balances. Students should contact for assistance with billing.

  • Seniors graduating this May are eligible to take free undergraduate courses. Seniors are advised to complete their summer registrations before May, at which point their undergraduate matriculation records will be closed to process their graduation with accurate undergraduate G.P.A. and course fulfillment statistics. The summer classes will be migrated to a non-matriculated summer status.

  • Only undergraduate students in GSAS dual degree programs who are double counting graduate classes in summer 2021 toward an undergraduate and graduate degree can take graduate courses for free. 


Course Load: Gabelli and PCS students can self-register for up to 12 credits; FCRH and FCLC students can self register for up to 8 credits. For Summer 2021 only, FCLC and FCRH students who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher may request permission to take up to three summer courses at Fordham, as long as no more than two of those courses are running in the same Summer Session. To take advantage of this opportunity, please contact your class dean. Please note, however, that taking a 3rd summer course will incur a charge. As announced by Father McShane in the fall, students receive 1 free course per semester of full-time enrollment in 2020-21, up to a maximum of 2. Students will be charged for any courses above their number of semesters of full-time enrollment in 2020-21. In practice, this means that: if you were enrolled full-time for one semester in 2020-21, you are eligible for one free summer course; if you were enrolled full time for two semesters in 2020-21, you are eligible for two free summer courses.

Pass/Fail: Only elective courses are eligible for Pass/Fail grading. Please download and complete this form. It needs to be signed by your class dean and sent to

Closed classes and Waitlists: If a summer course you want is full, it may be possible to put yourself on a waitlist. Try to register for the class(es) as you normally would in When you see the registration error message, you will have the option to select "Waitlisted" on the dropdown menu at the bottom right of the registration screen if a waitlist is available.  You will be contacted at your preferred email address if a space becomes available, and you will have 48 hours to register via

Online Classes: Students should be aware that, while convenient, online courses are highly-demanding and require more self-discipline than attending in-person lecture courses. Within the summer session, there are several types of online classes. Session III courses meet online for ten weeks and the coursework is entirely asynchronous, (Note that for Summer 2021, there are a few Session III classes that will have synchronous meetings; meeting times are indicated.) Although Session III classes are asynchronous, meaning that you can work on them when you choose, there are due dates for assignments, and it is easy to fall behind.

Session I and II five-week classes require synchronous class meetings. Please see the meeting days in the course descriptions.

Syllabi are posted with the course descriptions where possible. Please do not register for an online course if you anticipate any possibility of disruption to your accessibility to Blackboard for the duration of the class. Being unable to log into the course after the add-drop period will not be considered grounds for exceptions to the refund schedule.

5000-level graduate classes: Fordham University seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or better may, with the approval of their dean and departmental advisor, register for courses offered in their major department that begin with the digit 5. Please note, however, that the 2021 tuition waiver does not apply to graduate courses unless a student is participating in a 4+1 Masters program.

Internships: Fordham University students in good standing are eligible to receive credit while interning over the summer. Learn more about internships.


  1. On the Student tab of, select "Look Up Classes and Student Registration" in the Student Registration channel. Select the Summer term.
  2. Select the "Advanced Search" option.
  3. In the "College" field, you may select Summer Session I, Summer Session II, and/or Summer Session III to begin your search. Note that asynchronous courses are only available in Session III.
  4. After completing the college field, you may browse by Subject and/or Course Attribute.
  5. Interpreting your results:
  • Session: if you elect to search on multiple sessions at once in the college field, you can look at the first number in the section to identify the term quickly. R11, L11, R12, L12 are all session I courses (June 1- July 1). R21, L21, R22, L22 are all session II courses (July 6-August 5). Session III courses mostly have the section of PW1 (June 1-August 5).
  • Campus: Virtual means the class meets only online; Hybrid LC/Online and Hybrid RH/Online mean that the classes meet at the specified campus but that remote attendance will be possible.
  • 5000+: courses with a number of 5000 and above are graduate classes. You can avoid these by selecting Undergraduate in the "Level" field.