The 2013 Summer School Brochure is now available!
Mission and Goal
In support of the mission of Elizabeth State University (ECSU), the Summer School Program is committed to educating and preparing individuals for Baccalaureate Degree programs in arts and sciences, selected professional and pre-professional areas, and Master's Degree Programs in Elementary Education, Biology, School Administration and Mathematics. Elizabeth City State University offers a challenging and supportive environment that prepares its students, for knowledgeable, responsible participation and leadership in an ever changing, technologically advanced global society. The University promotes excellence in teaching as its primary responsibility to meet the needs of the students and citizens of the state. Through its teaching, research and community outreach, the university seeks to identify and address the needs of northeastern North Carolina with particular attention to supporting its environmentally sensitive economic development.
The goal of the Summer School Program is to offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses needed by the greatest number of ECSU students to fulfill their general education and degree requirements. In addition to regular day-time courses, offerings include a variety of distance learning and evening courses.
The six-week summer session at Elizabeth City State University has a three-fold purpose. First, it offers an opportunity for College students to take special courses not normally available during the academic year to broaden their academic approach. Second, it serves previously enrolled students in the University who desire to speed the acquisition of their college degrees or to gain additional credits toward completion of their class standings. Third, it provides to incoming freshmen an opportunity to adapt themselves to the academic demands of College in an environment which is relatively free of the usual pressures of extracurricular activities. A complete listing of course names, numbers and course call numbers, used for web registration, is included in the Summer School Catalog. Descriptions of the courses are found in the University Catalog. Summer visitors may visit the ECSU web page at : http://www.ecsu.edu/academics/offices/summerschool/index.cfm, for more information. The Summer School Brochure is printed annually and also contains general information on admission to the university, the summer school session calendar, course loads and records, tuition and fees etc. Please consult the summer school web site (above) for policies and procedures, course cancellations, withdrawal/refund policy, drop and add policy, financial aid, on campus housing, dining services, parking, bookstore, post office, library, student health services, and class attendance policy. Summer School multi-sessions are currently in development and should be available during the summer of 2009 (consult the university web-site for updated information).
All new students who are admitted to Summer School must meet the same general entrance requirements as the students admitted to the regular academic year program.
Transfer and unclassified students who plan to attend ECSU for the first time (who are not continuing academic year students) must apply for admission to the university in time to fulfill the requirements for acceptance at least one week prior to the date of registration. Visiting or transient students must present a letter of permission from the institution where they intend to receive their degree, approving their enrollment in Summer School at ECSU.
The schedule of classes, instructional formats, program designs, faculty and staff office hours have been conveniently established with our students' best interests in mind. Academic support services are also offered during the summer through our advisors and counselors along with career development and academic counseling. A small student-faculty ratio makes possible an intimate classroom environment. The short length of the summer session, provides an opportunity for students to take courses at approximately one-half the cost per semester hour during the academic year. Thus, considerable savings are possible to the student who completes his or her degree requirements in three years by going to two or three summer sessions. To a large extent the summer session is a projection of the academic year. Regular ECSU professors and an impressive adjunct faculty provide the instruction, and the course content and academic standards in all courses are the same as in regular semesters, however there are some basic differences which give the Summer School a distinct character of its own.
ECSU's campus is full of activities during the summer months with fall incoming freshmen participating in student orientation, advising, financial aid and the registration process. A number of workshops, seminars, symposia and institutes supported by local, state, and federal agencies are held on campus during the summer. These activities facilitate the successful integration of students into the academic and social components of the campus environment. During the summer the facilities of the University are utilized by a variety of programs to include NC-MSEN, Upward Bound, VA- NC Amp Program ,etc. which bring to ECSU people of all ages with diversified interests.
The physical environment of Elizabeth City State University and its surrounding area is particularly pleasant during the summer months. The hot lazy southern days on one of North Carolina's most picturesque campus' situated near miles of unspoiled Carolina coastline enhance the learning experience. Several rivers and lakes scattered over the University domain offer opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing, and biological observation. Many miles of trails through uninhabited woodlands are available for hiking and biking. The University maintains two gymnasiums, tennis courts, athletics fields, an indoor swimming pool, a bowling center and a state of the art student center for the enjoyment and recreation of all ECSU students.
The Summer Program is a formal part of Elizabeth City State University through which the teaching, service, and research activities along with the curricula are coordinated during the summer session. The diverse Summer Session student body includes: continuing and newly-admitted ECSU students, visiting students from colleges and universities throughout the United States and around the world, and professionals and others continuing their education.
The Summer Program Director is administratively responsible to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs through the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The Director works in close cooperation with the various constituent parts of the University to implement the Summer Program in conjunction with the various support services of the University. The Summer School Advisory Committee provides input to the Director for the purpose of program governance. The Summer School Program is affiliated with the regional and national groups of the North American Association of Summer Sessions (NAASS).