Summer Online Course Policies

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Summer Online Course Policies

Payment for each course is due in full at the time of registration. Unsuccessful payment may result in an automatic drop from the course, but the student is still responsible for payment if the drop does not occur.

Students have until 11:59 PM EST on or before their course start date to drop the course.

A course dropped on or before the start date will result in a 100% refund.

A course dropped on or before the start date will not appear on the student’s transcript.

A 100% refund will be given if the course is dropped before the start of class.

An 80% refund will be given if the course is dropped within the first week.

A 40% refund will be given if the course is dropped within the second week.

No refund will be given if the course is dropped after the second week.

This will show as a W on the transcript.

Date specifics will be listed on the Registrar Academic Calendar website.

After the withdrawal deadline, you will be unable to withdraw from the course. The earned grade will show on your transcript.

Students who are taking Summer Session courses will be administratively dropped for non-participation if a gradable assignment/discussion has not been submitted prior to Sunday evening at 11:59 PM EST of the first week of the term.

Participation includes any gradable assignment. Course Scavenger Hunt, Academic Integrity Agreement and other non-graded assignments do not count toward the participation policy

A full refund will be given to students who are administratively dropped. Students who do not participate during this time forfeit their rights to be reinstated into the course.

The institution will not monitor attendance after the first week of the session and will not be automatically administratively withdrawing students who stop participating, as after the add/drop period passes the act of withdrawing is a student-initiated practice.

Prior to starting a course a student must agree to the Academic Integrity Agreement located in their Brightspace course.

The Academic Integrity Score is for adaptive release purposes only. Students can not move forward until this is completed. The Academic Integrity Agreement is not part of the final grade and, therefore, is not included in the grading breakdown on the course syllabus.

Completion of this agreement does not count toward the participation policy regulations (see Participation Policy).

Charges of academic dishonesty will be reviewed by UNE. Penalties for students found responsible for violations may depend upon the seriousness and circumstances of the violation, the degree of premeditation involved, and/or the student’s previous record of violation. Upon review, if upheld, the charge will result at minimum in a failing grade on the assignment and maximum of dismissal from the course with a failing grade.

The student manual can be found here.

Students may be eligible for an extension at the program’s discretion. Students must be in communication with their instructor prior to the course end date. The maximum extension that can be granted for a Summer Session course is 7 days, with case by case exceptions.

To request an accommodation a student needs to go through the process with our UNE office. If the student has a current/already established accommodation in place with UNE it is the responsibility of the student to notify the program at to ensure it is applied properly.

If you need to inquire about a possible accommodation, please reach out to the Student Access Center by calling 207-221-4418 or send an email to

Active military students who receive deployment orders during a course, and are willing to provide a copy of their official orders, are given special consideration.

In some deployment situations, a short amount of additional time is warranted to complete the course. In other situations, however, it may not be feasible for the student to continue in the course. You should refer the student to the student service team at as they will be able to work with the student and the registrar and/or bursar, if applicable, to work out a fair resolution.

We are very grateful for a military student’s service, and so UNE offers many policy exceptions for those who are deployed during their course.

We accept military benefits towards the tuition of our courses. You can find more information on that here:

If you are retaking a course through UNE online, you will need to let your instructor know at the start of the course.