General Guidelines: Summer School and Summer Practicum

Degree seeking students enrolled in summer school are required to work at least 10 hours per week. Summer Practicum students are on campus to work, usually 40 hours. The emphasis of a summer practicum is on work and the learning outcomes (transferable and specific) that are derived from engaging in a practical educational experience. All students participating in the Labor Program during the summer are paid a standard rate of $9.50 per hour**. The following chart describes labor options during the summer:

Term Course Credit # of weeks Minimum Hours Requirement Maximum Hours Allowance Scholarship Payment Rate
Summer School
(4 week session)
1-1.5* 4 10 per week 20 per week $9.50
Summer School
(8 week session)
Up to 1.5 8 10 per week 40 per week $9.50
2.5 8 10 per week 20 per week $9.50
Summer Practicum   Up to 13 10 per week 40 per week $9.50


*Implies registration in an 8 week ¼ credit course

**Subject to change from year to year

Important to Note:

  1. All students are required to work a minimum of 10 hours per week
  2. In order to employ students during the summer, labor departments must have allocated hours.
  3. Fees are assigned when a student is enrolled in summer school or in the summer practicum.

Graduating Seniors

Graduating Seniors must have met a minimum of 150 hours by the last day of classes during their last term of attendance. Students who are behind on this date will be required to complete community service hours to receive their academic and labor transcript. The Labor Office will notify students before they leave campus if community service is required of them.

Students who are taking a summer course to satisfy a September graduation requirement are not eligible for a summer practicum or working more than 20 hours a week while enrolled in the summer class. Graduating seniors are not eligible to work beyond the last day of class. Once all course work is completed and degree requirements have been satisfied, students are no longer permitted to work through the Labor Program.

Summer Practicum Reassignment

Supervisors depend upon summer practicum workers for summer assistance and are unlikely to replace students after the summer has begun. As such, students are encouraged to take their commitments seriously and to inform supervisors of all summer plans (including class plans) prior to accepting a position so that it can be factored into the hiring decision. If a student leaves a summer practicum position under negative circumstances (e.g., does not fulfill his / her commitment, does not perform satisfactorily) the College reserves the right to deny the student the opportunity to secure another summer practicum position. Also, supervisors may submit a Student Labor Evaluation documenting negative work performance. Even in cases of mutual release, students are expected to provide a two-week notice to the supervisor.

Summer Off-Campus Internship Funding

Students may be able to secure funding to work in their home or other communities during the summer. This funding allows students to maximize summer earnings and also give back to their communities through work and service. Funding is limited and there is an application process. The requirements are as follows:


  •  Must be registered for the upcoming Fall term
  •  Must not be registered for any class on campus
  •  Cannot be on any type of probation
  •  Normally a minimum of 8 weeks, maximum of 10 weeks.
  •  Available for domestic experiences only
  •  Priority will be given to students seeking to work in a federally recognized non-profit government and service agencies.


Students participating in the off campus summer labor experience will have an evaluation of their work performance