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Summer Semester 2020

June 1-August 5

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, SMC is moving most Summer Semester classes to a fully online or online-hybrid format. A few select courses that require hands-on work are tentatively scheduled to be offered in a traditional format.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we are hopeful that you will find online classes more conducive to your summer schedule.

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Summer Semester features...

Financial Aid

The Pell grant is now available year-round, meaning you may qualify for additional funding for Summer classes. Contact financial aid to learn if you are eligible.


Current (Spring 2020) students returning for the Fall 2020 Semester may also qualify for the Summer Bridge Scholarship. Learn more about the Summer Bridge Scholarship.



Summer is a great time to get a hard class out of the way, lighten your workload for coming semesters or to get back on track toward earning your degree.


Registration is open! Contact an advisor to register today.

Courses Offered

Summer Semester features classes in core/general education subjects like English, math and science, electives in humanities and social science areas, as well as degree-specific courses in business and accounting, health care, art, education and more!

Most Summer Semester classes will be offered in an online or online-hybrid format. A few select courses that require hands-on work are tentatively scheduled to be offered in a traditional format.

Note: We are still in the process of marking classes as fully online, partially online or traditional in our system. For this reason, the course search tool above does not currently demonstrate whether or not a course is online. We appreciate your patience as we work to make these changes during these unprecedented times.

Types of Courses

Fully Online Courses

In fully online courses, 100% of coursework is assigned and submitted online. This may entail online readings, answering discussion questions, completing online tests and quizzes, watching videos, collaborating with classmates virtually on group projects, submitting essays in your online course module and more.

Some courses have regular online meeting times (e.g., you’d need to be online every Monday at 6 p.m.), and others do not (you’d have to get your work done by certain deadlines, but you do not have to be online at any specific time).

Online-Hybrid Courses

Online-hybrid courses offer the best of online and in-seat learning. You’ll meet with an instructor and your classmates once per week or less and complete the rest of your coursework online. With online-hybrid courses, you get the benefits of both meeting face-to-face and the convenience of online learning.

Regular Courses

These are traditional courses that meet on campus multiple times per week. They may still require internet access to complete homework and/or to submit assignments.


Are Online Courses Right for Me?

Online courses take a lot of discipline and self-motivation, in addition to reliable technology, computer skills, reading and writing skills and time. Visit our Online Courses page for everything you need to know about taking an online course.


Student Services

Courses may be online, but you are far from being on your own! Our staff on both campuses are ready to help whether you stop by campus, give us a call or reach out online.


The Carole A. Tate Teaching and Learning Center offers free tutoring and writing assistance, access to computers and printers, test-taking and study tips and more! Tutoring appointments are available in-person and online so you can get help when and where you need it.


Our academic advisors will help you make the most of your time at SMC and pick courses most relevant to your goals. They’ll teach you how to register for classes, create an educational development plan, and continue on your degree path.


Getting Started

How to Apply

Getting started is easy, fast and free!

  1. Fill out the free application
  2. Send us your transcripts
  3. Send us your SAT/ACT scores
    (if you've taken either test in the last five years)
  4. Contact an advisor to register for classes

Full application details can be found here.

Important Dates

Payment Due: May 15
Last Day for New Students to Register for Classes: May 28
Classes Begin: June 1
Last Day to Add or Drop Classes: June 5

Guest Students Welcome!

Want to take a class or two while you are home from your university for the Summer? It’s easy! Click here to learn how to apply as a guest student.


Contact Us

Advisors are working virtually and are ready to help! Please reach out in the way most convenient for you to get in touch with an advisor.

TEXT: 269-464-5999

CALL: 269-783-2135