For a thorough review of how Summer Session works at WSSU, please refer to the Summer Guidebook button on the left.

Admission to Summer School is open to students who wish to take courses during summer academic terms and plan to return to their “home” institution for the fall academic term. This enrollment process is designed for students who do not attend Winston-Salem State University during the fall and spring terms as degree-seeking students.

Candidates who are offered admission are allowed to take classes during the Summer I or Summer II terms. Winston-Salem State University is not responsible for course selection. Students who are interested in taking classes to transfer to other colleges/universities should obtain approval of transfer credit prior to submission of an application.

Summer Session courses are designed to provide an opportunity for students at WSSU and at other academic institutions to shorten the time necessary to earn a degree; remove irregularities in their academic programs; earn credits to renew or change certificates; and upgrade knowledge of a subject matter for personal enrichment. 

High school seniors and juniors are also eligible for summer enrollment. Possible candidates must display exceptional academic achievement that meets or exceeds the standards of freshman admission. Students must provide a formal endorsement from their high school principal on school letterhead.


Cancelled Courses Due to Low Enrollment

Please note that the University must cancel some of its summer courses one business day prior to the start of each Summer Session due to low enrollment. The University attempts to run as many courses as possible; waiting as late as possible, i.e. the day before classes begin, gives the maximum amount of time for classes to adequately fill before making that decision. Unfortunately, cancelling the day before the start of classes occasionally causes disruption in some students' academic plans. We encourage all summer students to prepare an alternate "Plan B" when enrolling in courses, so that upon receiving the email on cancelled courses, students will be prepared to select possible replacement course(s) out of the classes that are not cancelled. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this policy may cause, and we thank you for your understanding.