Summer 2020 Updates
Policy change for taking non-Fordham courses
In light of the ongoing disruption to 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, four-year, nonprofit institutions.
- Courses taken outside of the U.S. must be offered by a four-year institution and must be pre-approved by your academic adviser/assistant dean. Please contact your academic adviser/assistant dean for guidance. If the institution offering the course is not in Fordham University's database, academic advisers/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.
Policy change for Fordham summer courses (FCLC, FCRH)
Fordham College at Lincoln Center and Fordham College at Rose Hill are increasing the cap on the numbers of Fordham summer courses that students can take under certain circumstances.
For summer 2020 (only), students who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher may request permission to take up to three summer courses at Fordham, as long as no more than two of those courses are running in the same Summer Session.
In practice, this means that a student can register for:
- 2 courses in Summer Session 1 + 1 course in Summer Session 2; OR
- 1 course in Summer Session 1 + 2 courses in Summer Session 2; OR
- 1 course in Summer Session 1 + 1 course in Summer Session 2 + 1 course in Summer Session 3.
To avail yourself of this opportunity, please contact your class dean.