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Phone: 240-895-3007
Fax: 240-895-4449

Anthony Guzman
Coordinator, Office of Lifelong Learning & Professional Programs

Summer 2014 Registration and Fee Information


Registration for summer classes is open.  St. Mary’s College degree students may register through the Portal until March 28 or by taking an add/drop slip to the student service desk in Glendening Hall anytime between now and the start of summer classes.    

Anyone else who wishes to register for credit courses at SMCM must first apply and be accepted as a non-degree student. The completed application form along with required documentation and the $20 application fee is processed by the Office of Academic Services. Please see their website for more details.  If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Dr. Feingold ( or call 240-895-4388.

Those who have been accepted as non-degree students register in person at the front desk in Glendening Hall, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Payment is expected at time of registration. (Fee Information below).


All tuition and fee payments are made in the Business Office in Glendening Hall. Checks should be made payable to St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Summer 2014 Tuition is $195 per credit hour for a total of 12 credits or less. Students enrolled in a total of 13 or more credits are considered full-time and must pay full- time tuition and fees. For full-time enrollment costs, contact the Business Office at 240-895-4303/4315.

For SMCM students, payment for summer 2014 tuition is due no later than 4:00 pm Friday, April 25th. Bills are not sent out for summer tuition. It is the responsibility of the student to pay their balance by the due date of April 27th. SMCM students can find their balance through the Portal under student accounts.

For non-SMCM students, payment is due when registering.

Additional Fees

Some credit courses have additional fees for materials. Please see the course description for information.


A summer course requires a minimum enrollment, and the College reserves the right to cancel a course if this minimum is not met.


After classes have started students who wish to make a change in their schedule must file the official "add-drop" form found at the front desk in Glendening Hall or online. The forms are processed at the front desk in Glendening Hall.

For six week courses: May 19-22

For three-week courses: First and second day of class

Signature of the instructor is not required to drop a class.


Course Cancellation

If the College cancels a course, students are granted full refunds.

Drop/Withdraw from credit courses

If a student withdraws from a course, the tuition refund is computed according to the refund schedule below from the day on which the drop/add form is processed. If a refund is due the student, students should complete a refund request form available at the Business Office at that time.


  • Before classes officially begin: 100% of tuition and fees are refundable to the student.
  • For six week courses:
    • Before the end of the first week of classes, 80% of the tuition payment will be refunded
    • Starting on Monday of the second week of classes, 0% refund
  • For two- and three-week courses:
    • Before the end of the second day of class, 80% of the tuition payment will be refunded
    • Starting on the third day of class, 0% refund.



Course prerequisites are indicated in the schedule of classes. A student who does not have the stated prerequisite for a course may register for that course only with the written consent of the instructor. For questions about this, contact the Office of the Registrar.

Tuition Waivers

Anyone who is qualified for and wishes to use a tuition waiver must indicate this at time of registration. Only tuition waivers for SMCM faculty, staff, and dependents will be accepted for summer session. No other waivers will be accepted. Summer session courses have to meet minimum enrollment numbers before waivers can be accommodated. Registering for a course does not automatically mean the tuition waiver can be applied. For further information, please contact the Office of the Lifelong Learning.

Nondiscrimination Policy

The College does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or special disabled veteran and Vietnam-era veteran status in the administration of employment and educational policies, or in any other program or activity. St. Mary's does not condone harassment of any kind against any individual because of age, citizenship, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. Such harassment would be clearly in conflict with the interests and purposes of the College as an educational community and in many cases with provisions of law. Inquiries concerning the College's responsibility may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer.

Course Load

For the summer session a typical course load consists of 4 credit hours in a three week period or 8 credit hours in a six week period. Students cannot normally enroll in both a three week course and a six week course if the offering periods overlap. Students may enroll for additional hours if enrolled in independent study, internship or St. Mary's Project courses; but the maximum course load for the summer is 12 credit hours. A student may enroll for more than 4 credits in a three week period or more than 12 credits for the summer, but the student's adviser must approve this in writing prior to registration. If a student does obtain permission to enroll in more than 12 credits for the summer, the student will be charged full-time tuition and fees.

The "Fine Print" Clauses

Course Cancellations: Because St. Mary's College cannot support courses with insufficient enrollment, it reserves the right to cancel such courses before the first meeting. Full refunds will be made to students enrolled in any course cancelled by the College.

Changes: St. Mary's College reserves the right to make changes in course offerings, special events, tuition, fees, instructor assignments, dates, and other information at any time.

No excuses: Failure to read policies and other information contained in this brochure and other College publications such as the College Catalog does not excuse students from regulations. Inquiries concerning the College's responsibility may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer.