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Summer Sessions: Admissions Information

Admission and Attendance
Classes are open to current AU students, incoming first year students, transfer students and undergraduate and graduate students from other colleges. (Courses at the 100 and 200 levels are also open to local high school students. Please see details, below.) No examinations are required for admission to Summer Sessions. Students may enroll in courses for which their experience or previous preparation fits them. Certain advanced courses may not be taken unless prerequisites have been fulfilled. Regular class attendance is expected. View registration details and other information. (International students, please see additional requirements below.)

Transfer of Credits
It is a good idea for Summer Session students who are regularly enrolled at other colleges and universities, and who intend to transfer credits from Alfred University to their home institutions, to secure advance approval of their Alfred University course selections from their home institutions. Even though courses at AU are fully accredited and are generally accepted for transfer credit, decisions on transferability rest with the receiving college or university.

Eligibility of High School Students to take Summer Classes
Local high school juniors and seniors, commuting from home, can take summer courses at the 100 and 200 levels. High school students must use a special registration form. The approval of the student's school counselor or principal is required each year. Special tuition arrangements made for high school students to attend AU classes during the fall and spring do not apply during the summer. If a high school student wishes to take a course during the summer, he/she must register, pay full tuition for the class and provide proof of immunization. (If the student is eligible for tuition remission, forms must be submitted at least two weeks before the class begins.) Registration for any course depends on available openings. High school students enrolled in summer courses are not guaranteed acceptance into any AU degree program at a later date. Campus housing is not available for high school students attending summer courses.

Important Information for International Students
To comply with the United States government's financial regulations for F-1 visa students, Alfred University requires proof of full financial support. International students must submit the following documents to the Office of International Programs at least 6 weeks prior to the start of classes in order to receive the Form I-20 from Alfred University:

  • A legible copy of the student's passport
  • Alfred University Summer Session Financial Statement for International Students with an official stamp from a notary or bank. The student's sponsor must complete this form.


  • An official letter from the sponsor's bank indicating sufficient funds (officially translated into English) OR
  • An official letter from the student's government or sponsoring organization indicating the terms and amount of financial support

As soon as this information is received by the AU Office of International Programs, they will start the process for the I-20 and send it to the student's home address. The student will then need to make an appointment with the U.S. Consulate to obtain a visa. Please visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website for instructions on how to apply for an F-1 visa. All students must also show proof of health insurance. International students with questions should contact the Office of International Programs at 607.871.2269.