Planning your Summer School
What you need to know to get the most out of your Summer School experience.
Selecting your course load
- All courses are 15 points (unless otherwise indicated).
- The maximum course load you can take over Summer School is 30 points.
- The condensed teaching format means 30 points of Summer School courses equals at least a workload of 60 points (or more) of courses taken during Semester One or Two.
- If you are planning to re-enrol in a failed course, you will not be able to carry across course work credit from a previous semester of study.
- We recommend you take a maximum course load of 15 points if:
- You are new to tertiary study
- You have studied and completed a 45-point courseload during a normal semester, with a grade point average of less than 3.5
We encourage new students to talk to faculty student advisers before enrolling.
If you're new to University, our Summer Start programme lets you earn credits towards your degree, experience our campus and get started on your academic journey. Find out more about this new programme here.
Making the most of Summer School
You must be really committed to completing the course requirements. It’s vital that you organise and manage your time effectively. For example, you will need to spend a minimum of two additional hours of reading and private study for each hour in class.
You need to attend all lectures, tutorial and laboratory classes, and complete all set work, as well as a final examination (if applicable) in each course studied. Language courses are likely to involve more time than other courses.
All students proposing to enter University for the first time in Summer School must take the online academic integrity course.