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Summer Term 2023

Academic course offerings

During the summer, courses may be taken in a variety of formats: classroom based and self-study (which includes Independent, Directed, and Summer Individual Study).

Courses are offered in two sessions:

  • Session A: May 30 – June 23, 2023
  • Session B: June 26 – July 21, 2023

$1,720 per course

Select Summer 2023 (Coming Soon) from the drop down, Continue, and Search. Select 50 from the drop down menu to see the entire schedule. Hover over the Meeting Times to see when the course meets and the session. If the course does not indicate days of the week under Meeting Times, it is an individual study and does not meet in a class setting.

Registration for Eckerd College students

Classroom Based Courses

  • Registration will open on April 28, 2023 on ECWeb  and will continue through the first day of class. Early registration is encouraged as some classes may cancel prior to the opening day or fill prior to the first day of class.

Independent, Directed and Summer Individual Study

  • Web registration for Directed Studies and Individual Studies will be available from April– June 27, 2023 through the Registrar’s Office.
  • After June 27, 2023, students must contact the Continuing Education Office.
  • Early registration is encouraged as some faculty may not be accessible over the summer.

More about Directed Studies, Independent Studies, and Individual Studies:

  • The list of possible Directed Studies is under D in the course catalog, page 40 in the 2022-2023 edition.
  • Independent Studies are courses that are created in collaboration with a faculty sponsor and require submission of a contract. The required form is located online and in the Registrar’s Office.
  • Individual Studies are courses in the Eckerd College catalog not being offered in the classroom during summer.
  • All coursework must be completed by July 31st.

Registration for non-Eckerd College students

To register or get other assistance, please contact Courtney Smith at or 727.864.8312.

Drop/Add, Withdrawal and Refund Deadlines


Course ActionDeadline
Drop/AddSession A – By May 31
Session B – By June 27
Withdrawal with W GradeSession A – By June 20
Session B – By July 19
Withdrawal with F GradeSession A – After June 20
Session B – After July 17
Refunds100% refund for classes dropped by 5 p.m. of the first class day (or by 9 a.m. of the second-class day for classes meeting after 5 p.m.). No refunds after the above time period.

Independent, Directed and summer Individual Study

Course ActionDeadline
Drop with Full RefundBy June 13 – No Refunds after June 13
Withdrawal with W GradeBy June 13
Withdrawal with F GradeAfter June 13
Students with financial aid who withdraw or fail to complete their course study will no longer be eligible for institutional scholarship or grant.  Federal financial aid is awarded based on a specific federal formula to calculate eligibility of federal aid based on student’s last date of attendance.

Independent, Directed and Individual Studies

There are no scheduled classes. Students work independently under the supervision of the faculty. Many Independent, Directed and Summer Individual Studies do not require personal meetings or conferences between the faculty member and student. Written or e-mail correspondence, telephone communication and, in some instances, electronic bulletin boards provide the faculty/student interaction. Some courses, however, will require periodic in person or virtual meetings with the instructor.

How do Independent, Directed and Individual Studies differ?

Directed Study courses are designated Eckerd College courses that have been specifically adapted to and formally approved for delivery as courses to be taken outside the formal class setting. For each Directed Study course there exists an approved study guide syllabus. As list of approved Directed Study courses can be found in the course catalog. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain the syllabus from the instructor.

Individual Study courses are Eckerd College catalog courses which may be taken in an individual study format during the summer. These courses are adapted for Individual Study by the sponsoring professor who provides a syllabus. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain the syllabus from the instructor.

Independent Study courses allow students the opportunity to pursue areas of study and research in which no course work is offered but for which appropriate faculty resources exist. Independent Study projects allow students greater flexibility to pursue studies that are either of special interest to them or necessary for the completion of their degree requirements. Contracts are available online, at the Registrar’s Office and the Continuing Education Office. Read all instructions carefully.