Summer Physics

The dates for Summer Physics in 2021 are:

  • General Physics I: May 10-June 4, 2021
  • General Physics II: June 7-July 2, 2021

Summer Physics will be offered entirely remote, including lab. Depending on your location, a lab kit will either be personally delivered to you or shipped to you.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at Andrews University, you must first apply to Andrews University as a guest student. Registration for summer 2021 courses begins on February 8. If you have applied as a guest student and been accepted by February 8, you will be ready to register for the course on February 8.

The early bird tuition rate is $900/credit. You can receive this rate if you complete registration by April 1. If you register after April 1, the tuition rate is $950. The lab fee this summer is $190 per course, and the general fee is as yet unknown.


I've applied as a guest student and been accepted. I can't register for General Physics because the system says I haven't completed the prerequisites. What can I do?
Any of the following fulfill the prerequisite requirement for General Physics:

Send an email to Tiffany Summerscales, the professor of PHYS 141 General Physics I and PHYS 142 General Physics II. Include your AU ID number and information on which prequisite you meet, and she can enter a prerequisite override so that your registration can be completed.

Is there class/lab/SGL on Memorial Day?

No. Memorial Day is a national and Summer Physics holiday.

Can I take the final a day or two early? I have a wedding/summer camp job/other important thing that conflicts with the last week of the class.
It might be possible to take the final exam on the last Thursday afternoon of class instead of Friday morning. It would not be possible to take it any earlier than that because there would be class/lab/etc that would be missed.  The professor advises against taking the final on Thursday afternoon because that will significantly decrease the amount of time for studying and will likely decrease the final exam grade.

Summer Physics in 2022

The tentative dates for Summer Physics in 2022 are:

  • General Physics I: May 9-June 3, 2022
  • General Physics II: June 6-July 1, 2022