If I don’t attend summer class, do I get a tuition refund?

No. If you are enrolled in a summer course(s) and you do not attend your class, you will be charged 100% tuition and fees unless you drop the course(s) before the specific term begins or by the drop deadline for the course(s). See our Tuition Assessment information on our Cancellation/Add-Drop/Withdrawal page.

If you are not going to attend your summer classes, you need to drop them using the RAMweb system. If you know  you will not be attending Summer Session, drop your course(s) before the each specific term begins, or during the drop deadline for the course(s) so that you will not be assessed tuition and fees.


What if I forget when classes begin?

It is your responsibility to know when classes begin. You can print your summer class schedule from RAMweb.


In the 4-Week term, why do I have only three days to drop courses without a “W” on my transcript?

Because the 4-week term is very condensed, you have to drop the courses within a certain number of class hours, which happens to be within the first three days of the term. It’s the same number of class hours as the regular 16-week semester, but because the 4-week term is condensed, the drop deadline is short.

The Summer Session course drop deadlines and the course withdrawal deadlines differ significantly from fall and spring semester drop and withdrawal deadlines. Each summer term has its own schedule change period and course withdrawal period. Please refer to Cancellation/Add-Drop/Withdrawal, and view the specific term(s) of interest.

If you have questions, please call the Registrar’s Office at (970) 491-4860.


What if I have an emergency?

If it is clear to you that you will not be able to attend classes before the term begins, drop the classes immediately. If your classes have already begun, you may drop them online through RAMweb, until the end of the drop deadline with no assessment. After the drop deadline, you may withdraw online until the end of the course withdrawal period, but you will be assessed 100% tuition and fees and a “W” will appear on your transcript.

If an emergency makes it physically impossible to drop courses or complete a course withdrawal, contact the Registrar’s Office by calling (970) 491-4860, or see the Registrar’s website: Registration Changes. Select the  section “Drop or Withdraw from a Course After Add/Drop or Withdrawal Deadline”.


My classes aren’t available on RAMWeb

Courses sync roughly three times per day at  7 a.m., 1 p.m. and and 5 p.m.
You may try making your summer course on of your “Canvas Favorites”.
If your classes still aren’t visible, you may:

What is RAMWeb?

RAMweb is CSU’s learning management system (LMS). It provides access for registration,  class schedules, academic planning,  student records, billing,  and much more.

What are the system requirements for classes?

CSU’s course management software is Canvas, for both online and face-to-face classes. Specific classes may have additional software and system requirements. Contact the instructor or department offering the class for details.

Learn more:

Registration FAQs, Directions for Registering Using RAMweb

When will I need an override?

An override may be needed from the instructor of the course or from a departmental advisor when:

  • You have taken a prerequisite course, but not at CSU.
  • You plan to take a prerequisite course and the advanced course in the same summer. Even if the advanced course is offered in a term within Summer Session that occurs after the prerequisite, an override is needed to take the courses “concurrently” within the span of Summer Session.
  • There is a time conflict. Some courses end at the exact time another begins. For example, one course may run from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and the next course you would like to take runs from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.. You will need to request a “time conflict override” to register for the second course you wish to add to your schedule and make arrangements with the instructor.

Do I need an advising code for Summer Session?

No. An advising code is only needed in fall and spring semesters.

Complete Registration Ready

  1. Log into RAMweb: ramweb.colostate.edu
  2. Enter your eName and Password.
  3. Before registering for classes, you will need to complete the items under “Registration Ready”. You will be asked to answer questions or complete tasks that are applicable to you. If your summer session “Registration Ready”  is not showing, please select a different term from the drop-down menu to the right.
  4. Once you have completed all of your tasks, the Registration Ready hold will automatically be lifted.
  5. You are now ready to register for classes.

Register for Classes

  1. Choose the menu icon in the upper right of your RAMweb home page. Expand  the “Registration” section and choose “Registration”.
  2. Select “Summer Session 2017” and select Submit. This will take you to the “Add or Drop Classes” page.
  3. Choose “Class Search” to find the courses you would like to register for.
  4. On the “Look Up Classes” page, use the “Course Search” or “Advanced Search” to find details about classes of interest. Then, click in the checkbox beside the sections you want to register for or enter the 5-digit Course Reference Numbers (CRNs) in the boxes on the “Add or Drop Classes” page.
  5. Choose “Submit Changes”.
  6. All successfully added courses will appear under “Current Schedule” with a status of “Registered on Web” with the date.
  7. Any courses for which registration was not successful will be identified with a red octagon and “Registration Add Error”. The “Status” heading will list the reason the registration was not successful.

Additional Resources

Class Schedule Quick Search (Opens the Class Schedule on RAMweb)

  • The Summer Class Schedule is also available on RAMweb (no need to log in) and on the Registrar’s website Learn More.
  • The Summer Class Schedule is available online from CSU’s A-Z listing. Choose “C” in the A-Z listing and scroll down and select “Class Schedule”.

Reading the Course Title

Once you find the course(s) from the online Summer Class schedule, click on the “CRN” course reference number). You will notice the course listed with the course name and the 5-digit CRN. The course title line also provides the course code, course number, and the section.
Please note: A section number in the 400 series (401, etc.) is an online course.

Introduction to Business
(course name)
BUS 100
(Course Code & Number)

Course Numbering

100-299Courses primarily for freshmen and sophomore students.
300-499Courses primarily for Junior/Senior students.
Acceptable for graduate credit for students holding
Bachelor’s degrees when approved by a student’s graduate committee.
500-599Courses primarily for students enrolled in master’s degree programs or equivalents.
Qualified junior and senior students may enroll.
600-699Courses primarily for students enrolled in master’s level programs or equivalents.
Undergraduate students may not enroll to satisfy undergraduate degree requirements.
700-799Courses primarily for students enrolled in Ph.D. level programs or equivalents
and professional veterinary medicine courses.
Undergraduate students may not enroll.

For courses offered for variable credit, students should consult their advisers and the instructor involved to determine the appropriate number of credits for which they should register.

Course Prerequisites

Prerequisites are courses and/or information that are required before registration can be completed in a specific course. If students are currently enrolled in the prerequisite, they will be allowed to register for the course in question. All prerequisites may be considered met if students present evidence of credit earned in equivalent courses or if knowledge equivalent to the prerequisites indicated is demonstrated. In these cases, students will need to obtain an override from the academic department or instructor before registering. Many courses have corequisites, which are courses that may be taken in the same semester. All prerequisites and corequisites are enforced.

Prerequisites may be found in the online class schedule by clicking on the CRN and then on “View Catalog Entry”. For more information, see the Registration FAQs on RAMweb.

Course Restrictions

Course restrictions are placed on courses to allow or not allow students to register. Courses may be restricted to certain majors, minors, class levels, etc. These restrictions may change during the registration period. To view course restrictions, click on the CRN. For more information, see the Registration FAQs on RAMweb.


Selection of credits during registration is not required unless the course is offered for variable credit. Indicate the number of credits desired when registering for variable credit courses by clicking on the number of credits beside the course on your Registration page on RAMweb.


Sections in a multi-section course may be offered in different weeks within the semester. Care in selection of course sections is important to prevent time conflicts between courses.


The grading options available for a specific course are defined in the course listings. See also the sections on Auditors and Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grading. If Audit or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grading is desired, this option must be selected after registration and during the authorized schedule change period for the course.

Course Reference Number (CRN)

This unique number is assigned every term to each section of every course. This number is the section identifier in the registration system. If the text says “Contact the department for registration” students must contact the department offering the course to get departmental approval.

Course Fees

Certain courses carry a special fee which is assessed at the time a student registers for courses. Since the costs are determined annually, course fees may vary from the stated amount listed in this section. Consult the Provost’s website (provost.colostate.edu/students) for the latest “Complete List of Special Course Fees”. Certain courses carry a variable fee, not shown in the class schedule, which is based on the student’s use of expendable material and is assessed by the academic department involved. Consult the academic department for the specific amount. All special course fees will be assessed and collected through standard student accounts receivable procedures. No fees should be paid directly to academic departments or individuals.

Course Descriptions

Course descriptions can be found on the online class schedule or through the CSU Catalog (catalog.colostate.edu).

Abbreviations for Days of the Week

M = Monday, T = Tuesday, W = Wednesday, R = Thursday, F = Friday, S = Saturday, U = Sunday.