UC Berkeley administration extends refund deadlines for summer sessions

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Campus administration extended the deadlines to drop or withdraw from summer courses with a refund Tuesday.

The move was made to allow students more flexibility and more time to try out courses and their online format before worrying about deadlines, according to a campuswide email from Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Paul Alivisatos, Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education Catherine Koshland and Dean of Summer Sessions, Study Abroad and Lifelong Learning Richard Russo.

The deadlines for sessions E and F will remain the same due to the shortness of the three-week sessions’ timeline. Students can also receive full refunds for the campus fee, the document management fee and the registration fee, according to the email, if they drop all courses before the deadline of their first session.

In addition to the refund deadlines, the grading option change deadlines have been pushed back one week from their original date, with the exemption of the three-week sessions.

The Class Pass fee, which is currently $40, is “an open item” because of shelter-in-place orders and discussions with AC Transit. It becomes nonrefundable, however, after a student’s first day of instruction and is only applicable to newly admitted students, the email adds.

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Kate Finman is the university news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @KateFinman_DC.