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.

2020 Summer Session Dates

Summer Session I - June 1 - 26, 2020

Eight Week Courses - June 1 - July 31, 2020

Summer Session II - July 6 - July 31, 2020  Registration begins April 6, 2020.

For the most recent 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 applicants should create an application (through CFNC or the QUICK APP process) and pay the non-refundable $50 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 year-round campus support through the Office for Adult Learners.  Although 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 for Adult Learners 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.

2020 Summer Study Abroad
Fayetteville State University will sponsor two faculty-led study abroad experiences in 2020.

  1. Healthcare in London.  Travel with us to London at the end of Spring 2020 for seven days of exploration and discovery to understand the long-cultivated healthcare system through industry engagement experiences. While the basics of healthcare are almost universally understood, there are some things that you can only learn by walking the halls of a specialized hospital.  This program includes sightseeing of the iconic destinations in London to provide a cultural education for students and also includes discipline specific experiences to foster the collaborative learning component.  Nursing, psychosocial, physiological, and psychological adaptations will be examined in the context of health promotion and prevention, social justice, social welfare, cultural competence, global health and equity of healthcare.  Led by Dr. Stephanie Hodges, Nursing; Dr. Daniel Montoya, Psychology; Dr. Erica Campbell, Social Work; and Dr. Jennifer-Bushelle-Edghill, Healthcare Management.  Contact any of them for more information.
  2. Language and Culture in Almeria, Spain. Spend three weeks on the coast of Spain to improve your language skills and immerse yourself in the culture, arts, geography, history and politics of Spain.  Everyone will take a Spanish language course from beginners to advanced levels to improve fluency and also a course where the culture and/or arts of Spain are experienced.  Afternoons will be spent exploring architecture, sculpture, painting, cinema, dance and music (e.g. flamenco).  Weekend excursions allow for adventures beyond the city limits.  Get your passport stamped and spend almost a month on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.  Led by Dr. Lenora Hayes, Spanish; and Professor Jeremy Fiebig, Theatre.

Approximate cost:  $3200
Non-refundable deposit of $200 required to reserve your space.


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. NC Residency Determination Service (RDS) - to ensure you are billed at the in-state tuition rate.
  2. Banner Login - to register for classes, view your schedule or bill, etc.  You will use the nine digit Banner number given upon Admission as your User ID and the initial password, which will be your six digit birthday - MMDDYY.  Change this password after your initial login!
  3. Bills must be paid by 10 a.m. on the third day of class.  Make a payment to the Cashier on the 2nd floor of the Lilly Building or online by credit card.
  4. Campus maps will help you find your way around FSU.
  5. Part of your bill includes the textbook fee.  You can obtain your assigned textbooks at the FSU Bookstore, located at 1073 Murchison Road in Bronco Square.
  6. Parking permits require that vehicles be registered first, then obtain the permit from the Police and Public Safety Office in Mitchell Hall.
  7. Accessing FSU email and Canvas, our learning management system, requires Network Access.
  8. Is there one place where I can access all of these different resources?  Yes, once you have network access you can log into MyBronco Portal.
  9. If you are looking for a good place to study, try the Charles W. Chesnutt Library or ue their online services to get help.
  10. Our student ID card is a Bronco Card.  The Bronco card office hours are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
  11. If you try to register and you receive a Hold code, check the list of codes to begin to solve the problem.
  12. You can obtain a transcript of the FSU coursework from the National Student Clearinghouse.
  13. Are special visiting students required to provide proof of immunizations?  Students are exempt if they are enrolled for four credit hours or less and reside off campus, attend evening classes (starting at 5:00 pm) or take weekend classes only.
  14. Is housing an option during summer school?
  15. What are the dining facility's hours of operation?
  16. Who do I contact when I receive a registration add error message?
  17. How do I reset/change my password?
  18. 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; 2019

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