Summer Institute FAQ
  • How is it possible to complete an entire year of science courses during the summer?

    The Summer Institute offers courses equivalent to Capital's 15-week semester over 4 weeks during the summer. These courses are offered in an accelerated format. Lecture sections meet 3 hours a day, 5 days a week. This format allows students to focus on one subject for 4 weeks. We do not recommend students take other Summer Institute classes or work while taking courses, those students who have been most successful are those who are focused solely on the course they are taking.

    How large are the classes in the Summer Institute?

    We prefer to keep class size below 30 students for lecture sections and below 20 students for laboratory sections.

    Is there a prerequisite for the course in which I am interested?

    Please refer to the online course bulletin for a list of courses and prerequisites.

    Who is the Instructor for my section?

    WebAdvisor contains specific course information for this summer.

    Does Capital University sponsor any grants or financial aid for students enrolled in the Summer Institute?

    Financial Aid arrangements must be made through your HOME INSTITUTION or other organizations. We request that these arrangements be initiated before May 1,to ensure payment before classes begin. You must get a consortium agreement from your home institution, get the necessary signatures and then send or bring it to Capital's Financial Aid Office. They will fill out their part and send it back to your home institution. You must get a financial statement from your home institution and turn it into Capital's finance office before classes start.

    How do I sign up for a Summer Institute course?

    There are three ways to register for Institute courses:

    (A) Complete an online Summer Science Institute Application.

    (B) Download and complete a printed application (PDF). Include a $25 application fee if you are a first time student and send your application to Program Coordinator, Summer Institute in Science and Mathematics, One College and Main Street, Bexley, OH 43209. If you have any problems or questions, call Mrs. Miriam Miller at (614)236-6520.

    (C) Come by the Summer Science Institute Office, Room 253 in Battelle Hall (located at the corner of Pleasant Ridge and Main on the east side of Columbus) during the hours of 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to complete an application and register for courses (upon payment of deposit and application fees.)

    When should I sign up for a Summer Institute Course?

    We suggest you sign up as soon as you know you will be able to attend. Class sizes are limited to ensure quality instruction and will be closed when the capacity has been met. Likewise, course offerings are dependent on enrollment, signing up early ensures that a course is offered.

    How do I know if the courses at Capital will transfer to my home institution?

    Contact your Academic Advisor and/or Registrar at your home institution to get approval for transfer of credit.

    Mrs. Mary Bailey is the contact person for students hoping to transfer Chemistry credit to The Ohio State University. She can be reached at 292-1204 or

    I am enrolled in the organic chemistry lecture. Am I required to take the laboratory also?

    Check with your home institution as to course requirements. We suggest taking only the lecture if the laboratory portion is not required concurrently at your home institution.

    Will you send syllabi and descriptions of the courses in which I am interested?

    Contact the Science Hall Office at (614) 236-6520 and request that a copy be sent by leaving your name and e-mail address and we can send it to you.

    How do I get a transcript sent to my home institution?

    The Registrar's office at Capital can arrange for a transcript to be sent to your home institution. Stop by, check the Registrar's web page for a form or call the Registrar's office (614) 236-6150 and request the proper form.