Current students with authorization from their academic advisor may register for summer courses in Self-Service from 7 a.m. on March 28 to midnight on May 19. Late registrations will be considered until the end of the first day of classes. Once enrolled, the last day for change of schedule including dropping courses, adding courses, and changing credit-no-entry status is the third day of the Summer Session. Students cannot add courses, including independent studies, apprenticeships, etc., after the third day of Summer Session. For Exceptions to the policies outlined here, students can petition to the Director of Summer Session. You can add or drop courses using the online change of schedule form provided by the Registrar's office. Detailed instructions can be found here.

Course Load

The normal course load for a summer session is a maximum of two units. Students may enroll in up to 2½ units of credit including laboratories and applied music. This 2½ unit course load includes regular courses (numbered 100-399), independent studies, directed readings, and apprenticeships/internships. Should students wish to exceed the 2½ credit limit they may petition to the Director of Summer Session. Petitions for exceeding the 2½ credit maximum will be considered until the end of the first day of classes for the Summer Session.

Academic Credit

Ohio Wesleyan uses the unit system of credit: each full unit is equivalent to 3.70 semester hours or 5.55 quarter hours. Applied music courses may be taken for 0.25, 0.5, or 1 unit.

University Requirements

Information regarding grades, requirements for degrees, and course descriptions is contained in the Ohio Wesleyan Catalog.

Student Identity Verification in Online and Distance Learning

All of Ohio Wesleyan's online learning and distance learning courses comply with the United States Federal Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) regarding the verification of student identity in distance education. Student identities may be verified through one of the following: 1) secure login and passcode systems, 2) proctored examinations, or 3) other effective technologies and practices.

PowerCampus assigns a unique identifier for each student taking classes for credit at OWU, and that unique identifier and password can be used to access content in Blackboard, Zoom, and other campus instructional technology. Students are required to provide accurate and complete identity information for any verification process. OWU policy prohibits users from sharing their passwords or allowing others to access their accounts.

Common OWU Email Addresses

Contact Info


Office of the Provost
University Hall 108
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3278