WVU offers a wide variety of courses during the summer. Visit summer.wvu.edu for more information.
Below are the two most frequent questions regarding summer and PROMISE.
Can I use PROMISE Scholarship for summer?
Some PROMISE recipients may be eligible to utilize their PROMISE Scholarship during the summer semester.
For information on eligibility, deadlines, and the application, visit secure.cfwv.com/Financial_Aid_Planning/Scholarships/Promise/Summer_Award.aspx.
Summer awards are usually not made until June, so students with a summer payment due before the awards are made must make payment for the summer semester at the time the payment is due. If the student receives summer PROMISE, they will be reimbursed once the funds are received.
Please note if you take courses at another institution or do a study abroad/exchange trip during the fall and/or spring semesters, your official transcripts from the other institution must be received and listed on the your STAR account (via your WVU Portal) in order for us to determine summer eligibility.
Utilizing PROMISE during summer counts as one of your eight semesters of eligibility.
Can I use summer to make up academic progress for my PROMISE scholarship renewal?
Classes taken during summer sessions can be counted toward your academic progress for PROMISE as a renewal student. Please remember that credit for a course taken again during the same award year - fall, spring, and summer - to improve a grade or for any other purpose will only be counted once towards meeting the earned hours requirement for PROMISE renewal.
You may also take summer courses at other institutions in order to regain your PROMISE scholarship eligibility as long as they transfer back to WVU as recognized earned credit hours and grades for your degree. If you plan to take courses at another university or college, you must complete the Transient Student Application and obtain permission from your academic advisor.
It is your responsibility to notify the Mountaineer Hub once you can view those grades on your STAR account (via your WVU Portal) so they can reevaluate your PROMISE status.
For complete instructions on taking courses at another university, information about the Transfer Equivalency System, and a copy of the Transient Student Application, visit admissions.wvu.edu/admissions/university-requirements/transfer_equivalency.