Course Cancellation

Summer Session Course Enrollment Minimums.

  • Lower division courses need 12+ students
  • Upper division courses need 8+ students

In mid-May (see timeline for exact date), an initial low enrollment red flag email is sent to departments and course instructors whose classes are below the enrollment minimums. Session 1, 8-Week and 10-Week courses that do not meet the minimum 17 days before the start of the Summer Quarter will be cancelled. 

In mid-July (see timeline for exact date), any Session 2 course still below the minimums will be cancelled. 

If a class is cancelled:

  • Students are not penalized. We contact them directly and help them enroll into alternate courses.

Cancellations are  upsetting for instructors and students. 

It's ideal to avoid these completely by planning ahead to offer the most needed classes and by helping us promote your class (see “Publicizing your course” section of our website).