Summer Session at Mudd

Session I: May 24 – July 2
Session II: June 14 – July 23

Augment your skills and ignite your intellectual curiosity by enrolling in the Summer Session at Harvey Mudd College. This summer, Harvey Mudd students, other Claremont College students and those from other local colleges, ambitious high school juniors (including rising Juniors) and seniors, visiting scholars and other lifelong learners can take advantage of Harvey Mudd’s exceptional faculty to study selected courses in the humanities, the social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. Join us this summer and experience Harvey Mudd College’s strong institutional culture of academic excellence and innovation. Due to COVID-19, all courses will be delivered remotely for summer 2021.

We offer more than 30 HMC courses across a number of departments including the humanities, computer science, engineering, and mathematics.

Top reasons to take a Summer Session course

  • Fulfill requirements and lighten your course load
  • Study with top-notch faculty in a robust virtual environment
  • Immerse yourself in a single subject
  • Focus on a difficult course or requirement
  • Enjoy the same great Mudd education as during the other semesters
  • Earn college credit that may be transferable to another college program – Acceptance of transfer credit is always at the discretion of the accepting institution
  • Discounted tuition rates for summer classes

College Credit

All courses earn HMC academic credit and, for HMC degree-seeking students, are applicable toward degree requirements. The maximum number of credits for which a degree-seeking college/university student may register during the summer is nine (9). We encourage prospective students, wishing to transfer summer session credits to their home institution, to confer with their advisor(s) to determine how the credits will fit in their degree. All Mudders, including incoming first-year students, are eligible to take up to three (3) summer session courses.

The maximum number of credits for which a high school student may register during the summer is three (3) or one (1) course.

All courses are transcripted using semester credit hours.

The College reserves the right to cancel a class at any time. In the event a class is canceled, students may have the option of selecting an alternate class or receiving a full refund.

Cost and Payment Details

Tuition and Financial Aid

3-credit courses: $3,500; 1.5-credit courses: $1,750

Tuition for each 3-credit course is $3,500. Tuition for each 1.5-credit credit course is $1,750. The majority of our course offerings are 3-credits and the 1.5-credit courses are noted as such.

Limited need-based Harvey Mudd College scholarship assistance is available to assist participating HMC students in covering the costs of summer classes (Summer Session and/or Summer Math). To be eligible for consideration, students must have applied and qualified for need-based Harvey Mudd College scholarship funds during the 2020–2021 academic year and be meeting financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements. Please refer to the Satisfactory Academic Progress page or contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Eligible students request financial assistance on the Application form and should submit a separate application by Friday, April 16th, 2021 to be considered. HMC students will be notified, no later than April 23, 2021, of their eligibility for financial assistance. Requests for financial aid are no longer being accepted. 

Note: Students and their parents should contact the Office of Financial Aid if they’re considering borrowing from federal loan programs to cover the Summer Session expenses. Enrollment in at least six credits is required. Financial aid is not available for other 5C students and visiting scholars.

If you have any questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid directly at financial_aid@hmc.edu or 909.621.8055.

Currently matriculated HMC students who are interested in a payment plan are encouraged to contact Student Accounts directly at student_accounts@hmc.edu or 909.621.8107.

Payment Options

Information on payment methods can be found on the Student Accounts Payment Methods webpage. HMC students are able to submit payment via eCheck through their Portal. Detailed instructions can be found on the Student Accounts eCheck Instructions for Students page.

Due to the health situation and the ensure the safety of our staff, we’re asking that payments for non-HMC students be sent to the following address:

Standard USPS Payment Mailing Address
Harvey Mudd College
Dept 8185
Los Angeles, CA 90084-8185

Application Process

Applicants must complete the Summer Session Application form and submit documentation demonstrating adequate competency. A completed application consists of a completed application form, an official academic transcript, and receipt of payment for course fees.

Current HMC Degree-Seeking Students

  1. HMC students can start enrolling in Summer Session courses on April 1 via the Harvey Mudd College Portal.
  2. Eligible students request financial assistance on the Application form and should submit a separate application by Friday, April 16th, 2021 to be considered. HMC students will be notified, no later than April 23, 2021, of their eligibility for financial assistance. Requests for financial aid are no longer being accepted.
  3. Submit payment for course fees. Fees are due in full by May 14 for Session I courses and June 4 for Session II courses. If you need an alternate payment arrangement (e.g., a payment plan), please contact the Office of Student Accounts by 5 pm, Friday, April 23, 2021. Students who do not pay in full by the above dates will be dropped from the courses.

Visiting Undergraduates Including Students from the Other Claremont Colleges

Undergraduates and graduate students who are matriculated at other accredited colleges or universities, including the Claremont Colleges, are welcome to apply for admission to HMCs Summer Session program. Interested students should follow the following steps:

  1. Complete the Summer Session Application form;
  2. Submit academic transcript:
    1. Currently matriculated students at the Claremont Colleges College may submit an unofficial or official academic transcript and are encouraged to upload unofficial transcripts directly.
    2. All other students must submit an official academic transcript to the Office of the Registrar by mail to 301 Platt Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711, or electronically to registrar@hmc.edu. Due to the pandemic, electronic submission is preferred. Transcripts must include a notation that the applicant is in good academic standing at their home institution. Applicants will be enrolled once the Registrar’s office confirms receipt of the official transcript and that applicable prerequisites have been satisfied;
    3. Students admitted to the Claremont Colleges for the Fall 2021 semester will need to follow the instructions for “Current High School Juniors (including rising juniors) and Seniors”.
  3. Submit payment for course fees. Fees are due in full by May 14 for Session I courses and June 4 for Session II courses. Students who do not pay in full by the above dates will be dropped from the courses;
  4. Submit a completed substitute W-9S form to the Office of Student Accounts. Students may mail the completed form to HMC Student Accounts, 301 Platt Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711-5901, fax to 909.607.1027, or upload it directly. Failure to submit the form may result in being dropped from class(es).

Acceptance to and participation in HMCs Summer Session does not constitute transfer student admission to any HMC degree program. We strongly recommend that students check with an academic advisor at their home college or university in advance to confirm how Harvey Mudd College academic credits would apply toward their current degree plan. The home degree-granting institution will make the determination of whether or not the course(s) will be accepted.

Current High School Juniors (including rising juniors) and Seniors

Current high school juniors (and rising juniors) and seniors are welcome to apply for admission to HMCs Summer Session. Interested students should follow the following steps:

  1. Complete the Summer Session Application form;
  2. Submit official academic transcript to the Office of the Registrar by mail to 301 Platt Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711, or electronically to registrar@hmc.edu. Transcripts must come directly from your institution (HS applicants can ask their counselor to send it directly) and include a notation that the applicant is in good academic standing at their home institution. HS students who have been admitted into HMC do not need to resubmit their transcript. Applicants will be enrolled once the Registrar’s office confirms receipt of the official transcript and that applicable prerequisites have been satisfied;
  3. Submit payment for course fees. Fees are due in full by May 14 for Session I courses and June 4 for Session II courses. Students who do not pay in full by the above dates will be dropped from the courses;
  4. Submit a completed substitute W-9S form to the Office of Student Accounts. Students may mail the completed form to HMC Student Accounts, 301 Platt Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711-5901, fax to 909-607-1027, or upload it directly. Failure to submit the form may result in being dropped from class(es).

HMC does not consider “demonstrated interest” (e.g., visiting campus, participating in the Summer Session, calling or emailing admission staff, etc.) in making admission decisions to its degree program. Acceptance to and participation in HMCs Summer Session does not constitute admission to any HMC degree program.

Adult Learners

Adult learners are welcome to apply for admission to HMCs Summer Session program. Interested students should follow the following steps:

  1. Complete the Summer Session Application form;
  2. Submit documentation demonstrating adequate competency. This can be done by providing an official high school transcript, GED, or official college transcript to the Office of the Registrar by mail to 301 Platt Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711, or electronically to registrar@hmc.edu. Transcripts must include a notation that the applicant is in good academic standing at their home institution. HMC graduates do not need to submit transcripts. Applicants will be enrolled once the Registrar’s office confirms receipt of the official transcript and that applicable pre-requisites have been satisfied;
  3. Submit payment for course fees. Fees are due in full by May 14 for Session I courses and June 4 for Session II courses. Students who do not pay in full by the above dates will be dropped from the courses;
  4. Submit a completed substitute W-9S form to the Office of Student Accounts. Students may mail the completed form to HMC Student Accounts, 301 Platt Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711-5901, fax to 909.607.1027, or upload it directly. Failure to submit the form may result in being dropped from class(es).

International Students

International students are welcome to apply for HMCs Summer Session program. Please check with your Designated School Official regarding any policies or procedures that may impact you or your status.

  • Current HMC and other 5C International students who have been enrolled for the entire year may enroll in the Summer Session without being full time;
  • Visiting international students matriculated at other accredited colleges or universities may enroll in the Summer Session. Because international students would be concurrently enrolled at two institutions, HMC will not take on the I-20. Only their current Designated School Official would need to know;
  • HMC is not able to support first-time international students who would be coming from their home country and this would be considered their first semester in the United States.

Interested students should follow the following steps:

  1. Complete the Summer Session Application form;
  2. Submit official academic transcript to the Office of the Registrar by mail to 301 Platt Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711, or electronically to registrar@hmc.edu. Transcripts must include a notation that the applicant is in good academic standing at their home institution. Applicants will be enrolled once the Registrar’s office confirms receipt of the official transcript and that applicable pre-requisites have been satisfied;
  3. Submit payment for course fees. Fees are due in full by May 14 for Session I courses and June 4 for Session II courses. Students who do not pay in full by the above dates will be dropped from the courses;
  4. Submit a completed substitute W-9S form to the Office of Student Accounts. Students may mail the completed form to HMC Student Accounts, 301 Platt Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711-5901, fax to 909.607.1027, or upload it directly. Failure to submit the form may result in being dropped from class(es).

Important Dates & Deadlines

Below are key academic and refund dates and deadlines to consider.

  • Application and Registration: Submit the 2021 Summer Session Registration Form by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 14, 2021 for Session I courses and Friday, June 4, 2021 for Session II courses.
  • Late registrations will be considered until the first day of class, however, payment and any required documents must be received prior to being enrolled in a course.
  • Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day), and Monday, July 5 (Independence Day) are College recognized holidays. Classes may be held at the instructor’s discretion.

HMC degree-seeking students can drop or withdraw from courses on the portal. For all other students, to drop or withdraw from a course, students should email the completed Add/Drop/Withdraw Form (pdf) to registrar@hmc.edu. Advisor signatures are not required for Summer Session courses. Students who received financial aid for Summer Session should notify the Office of Financial Aid that you are withdrawing from a course.

For Classes Starting May 24
Date
Event
May 26, WednesdayLast day to add a class
May 31, MondayMemorial Day Holiday – Classes held at instructor’s discretion
June 2, WednesdayLast day to drop a course
June 4, Friday (3-week courses)Last day to withdraw from a 3-week course (a non-punitive grade of "W" will appear on transcripts) or declare the course CR/NC
June 18, Friday (6-week courses)Last day to withdraw from a 6-week course (a non-punitive grade of "W" will appear on transcripts) or declare the course CR/NC

For Classes Starting June 14
Date
Event
June 16, WednesdayLast day to add a class
June 23, WednesdayLast day to drop a course
June 25, Friday (3-week course)Last day to withdraw from a 3-week course (a non-punitive grade of "W" will appear on transcripts) or declare the course CR/NC
July 5, MondayIndependence Day Holiday – Classes held at instructor’s discretion
July 9, Friday (6-week course)Last day to withdraw from a 6-week course (a non-punitive grade of "W" will appear on transcripts) or declare the course CR/NC

For Classes Starting July 6
Date
Event
July 5, MondayIndependence Day Holiday – Classes held at instructor’s discretion
July 7, WednesdayLast day to add a class
July 14, WednesdayLast day to drop a course
July 16, Friday (3-week course)Last day to withdraw from a 3-week course (a non-punitive grade of "W" will appear on transcripts) or declare the course CR/NC

Refunds are issued by Student Accounts based on the following schedule. Contact Student Accounts with questions related to your student account.

For Classes Starting May 24
Date
Action
May 26, WednesdayLast day to drop a class with 100% refund
June 2, WednesdayLast day to drop a class with 50% refund

For Classes Starting June 14
Date
Action
June 16, WednesdayLast day to drop a class with 100% refund
June 23, WednesdayLast day to drop a class with 50% refund

For Classes Starting July 6
Date
Action
July 7, WednesdayLast day to drop a class with 100% refund
July 14, WednesdayLast day to drop a class with 50% refund

Contact

Email questions to summersession@g.hmc.edu.