Non-Fordham Summer Courses
Summer Coursework Outside of Fordham
Policy change for taking non-Fordham courses
In light of the ongoing disruption of in-person instruction throughout the United States and much of the world, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, Fordham College at Rose Hill, and the Gabelli School of Business are amending their policies governing courses taken outside of Fordham for Summer 2020 (only).
As always, all courses taken outside of Fordham during the summer by incoming and continuing students must be pre-approved for transfer credit by the appropriate Class Dean.
However, for Summer 2020 only, Fordham's undergraduate colleges are lifting some restrictions on online courses. This summer, students may take all of their non-Fordham courses online provided that those courses meet the following requirements:
- Courses taken in the U.S. must be offered by accredited, 4-year, non-profit institutions.
- Courses taken outside of the U.S. must be offered by a 4-year institution and must be pre-approved by your academic advisor/ assistant dean. Please contact your academic advisor / assistant dean for guidance. If the institution is not in Fordham University's database, academic advisors / assistant deans may require transcript validation by World Education Services for equivalency.
- Requests to take online lab courses outside of Fordham will be reviewed carefully by the dean’s office and the department; these requests may be denied.
- All other transfer policies with regard to summer courses still stand, as explained in the Academic Bulletin. If you have any questions, please contact your Class Dean.
-The application is available at the following link. Be sure to begin this process early so you do not register for an external course for which Fordham may not award transfer credit.