Summer School

Why Attend Summer School?

If you are intent on finishing your degree in four years, then Summer School at Fayetteville State University is for you! It is a great opportunity to catch up, get ahead, improve your GPA, or focus on difficult courses that will lighten your regular fall or spring load. Also, take advantage of our faculty-led study abroad learning experiences to do more than read about the world.

2019 Summer Session Dates

Summer Session I - June 3 - 28, 2019

Eight Week Courses (to include online classes) - June 3 - July 29, 2019

Summer Session II - July 1 - July 29, 2019

For an updated listing of courses, please refer to Banner.

Special Visiting Students

Special Visiting students are defined as those undergraduate students who plan to take courses for reasons other than earning a degree.  These appliants may create an application (through CFNC or the QUICK APP process), pay the non-refundable $40 application fee at the end of the application.  If you graduated from a high school in North Carolina, you will also be able to use CFNC to submit your official high school transcript.

Applicants accepted as special visiting students must apply for full admission to the university once they earn 30 credits at FSU.   Special Visiting students receive their alternate pins for registration as well as year-round campus support through the Office of Summer School.  Athough permission is not needed to take classes at FSU, final authority regarding transferability of courses and those courses that are applicable towards a particular degree rests with the individual's home institution.

Professional Development Students

If an individual has at least a Bachelors degree and desire to take undergraduate courses for reasons other than earning a second undergraduate degree, they must apply as a Professional Development student through our Graduate Admissions portal.


Pre-requisite overrides will be entered manually by the Office of Summer School upon the request of the student.  It is the responsibility of the student to seek prior approval from their home institution to ensure that the correct course necessary to complete degree requirements will be taken.

2019 China-US Winter Rising Star Student Study Tour program

The China - U.S. Rising Star Student Study Tour is a flagship student exchange program under the framework of the China - U.S. High-level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) in the sector of vocational education.  AASCU's International Education Office as co-sponsor of this initiative, in partnership with the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) will select students from its member universities in the US and China, featuring programs focusing on a variety of thematic areas of vocational education and applied learning.  Selected students will spend twelve days together learning about each other, exploring the latest development of different industries, and experiencing interesting cultural aspects of China. This program is a great opportunity for students who are interested in China and Chinese culture.  The application deadline for this program is October 15, 2018.

For more information and application materials, please visit the 2019 China-US Winter Rising Star Student Study Tour website.  This website provides detailed information about the application process, information about the program, as well as shared experiences of past participants who have both learned from and enjoyed this rewarding experience.   Please feel free to contact Hailey at if you have any questions about the process or application.  

2019 Summer Study Abroad

Fayetteville State University will sponsor one faculty-led study abroad in the summer of 2019 for Nursing majors to complete their Pediatric Clinical rotation in the Dominican Republic at the end of Summer II.  The experience will be led by Dr. Stephanie Hodges and Mrs. Christy Swinson.  Interested students should complete an application.  Upon approval by faculty, participants should register online (create an account as a new student) to read more details and pay the $500 non-refundable deposit. 

Students from other majors interested in study abroad should contact Ms. Deborah Vasquez in the Office of International Study to learn about possibilities and scholarships.

Students may also join other groups to study abroad independently with Explorica on one of their Open Tours.  Some experiences are offered during spring break, while others occur during the summer.  NOTE:  An Open Tour would not be eligible for financial aid and must be paid out of pocket.

The study abroad experience in the Dominican Republic for my pediatric clinical rotation was definitely unforgettable. The nurses and doctors gave me time one on one to answer my questions and learn about the differences in healthcare systems, which allows me to better comprehend our own. I was able to experience the broad range in a nurse's scope of practice and better understand what specialty I would like to pursue. This opportunity helped me find my place as a student nurse and gain confidence in my practice.
Special Visiting FAQ
  1. What is the NC Residency Service (RDS)?
  2. Are special visiting students required to provide proof of immunizations?
  3. Where can I find a list of academic advisors?
  4. How do I log into my Banner account?
  5. What is the deadline for paying for my courses?  How do I pay my bill?
  6. Where do I obtain my textbooks?
  7. Is housing an option during summer school?
  8. How do I obtain a parking permit?  (A new permit is required each summer).
  9. What are the dining facility's hours of operation?
  10. Where do I find my account log-in information?
  11. Where do I log in to my Canvas account and Bronco web mail?  (Check daily for up-to-date information).
  12. What are the hours of operation for the Chesnutt Library?
  13. Where can I find information on obtaining a bronco ID card?  (A new card is required each summer).
  14. Why is there a HOLD on my account?
  15. I am unfamiliar with FSU's campus.  Where can I find the campus map?
  16. Who do I contact when I receive a registration add error message?
  17. How do I request a transcript be sent to my home institution?
  18. How do I reset/change my password?
  19. Where can I find the Broncoville portal?
Study Abroad Archives

FSU sponsors faculty led summer study abroad courses. Trips are announced early in the fall semester. Each experience includes at least one FSU course and travel to a related destination with study on site. Many of the trips are international, but some remain within the United States.

New York City (Wall Street, Stock Exchange, UN, presentations at major financial brokerages, Ellis Island) and Washington DC (Tour of the Capital, Visit with Legislative Delegation, Smithsonian)

New York City and Washington DC with New York Cares and a DC Children's Homeless Shelter; Conversation with Dr. Randall Pinkett (Businessman and winner of The Apprentice, season 4)

A one month immersion experience at University of Extremadura, Caceres Spain

International Business Connections in Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, China

Examined a Criminal Justice system where police officers were not armed - London, England - 2015, 2017

New York City - Museums, Studios, Private Dance Classes, Theatre Workshops, Plays

Barbados - Research on Health Care Management - 2016. 2018

London and Paris - Explored the roots of modern psychology - 2016

London and Vienna - Explored the roots of modern psychology - 2018

Dominican Republic - The Pediatric Nursing Clinical Experience  - 2017; planned for 2019

Three week language and cultural immersion in Almeria, Spain - 2018