Admissions

Course enrollment is contingent upon meeting any course prerequisites, completing your registration, and fulfilling any other applicable requirements. (Please see individual course pages for these requirements.)

Step 1: Pre-Register

Interested in a summer course at Shoals Marine Laboratory? Students must first submit general information to SML before course registration and formal enrollment. Please use the link below to complete your pre-registration request. You will hear back from an SML academic coordinator with further instructions within 4-5 business days.

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Step 2: Financial Support & Scholarships

Shoals Marine Laboratory offers need-based and merit-based financial support and scholarships to eligible undergraduates who enroll in SML credit courses. You can also apply for a student staff job on Appledore Island to offset the cost of your tuition.

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Step 3: Course Enrollment

  1. Students who have pre-registered (Step 1 above) should download and complete the Cornell Summer Sessions enrollment form. 
    • This form requires the Cornell numerical course code (not the same as the course number). Reference the Summer Sessions web page for the appropriate course code. 
    • Please type your name and date in the signature box, then print the form.
  2. If you are interested in meritneed-based scholarship or SML student staff, please apply for these opportunities before you enroll in a course via Cornell Summer Sessions.
  3. Submit the following two items via mail or in person to Cornell Summer Sessions, B-20 Day Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853:
  • Completed and signed enrollment form; and
  • Payment (see below)

PAYMENT INFORMATION: Submit payment in full for the course. Enrollment is not complete until payment is submitted to Cornell Summer Sessions.

  • Before April 1, 2017: Payment may be made by check, money order or interbank wire transfer. Make checks payable to Cornell University.
  • After April 1, 2017: Payment make be made by check, money order, interbank wire transfer and Cornell NetPay. Make checks payable to Cornell University.
  1. Students who have received a pre-registration confirmation letter from an SML Academic Coordinator will complete registration and payment through UNH Summer Session. Deposits may be made at http://deposits.unh.edu
  2. If you are interested in meritneed-based scholarship or SML student staff, please apply for these opportunities before you enroll in a course via UNH Summer Session.

 

  1. Students who have received a pre-registration confirmation letter from an SML Academic Coordinator will register through the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Summer Session.
  2. If you are interested in a need-based scholarship or SML student staff position, please apply for these opportunities before you enroll in a course via UNH Summer Session.
  3. Once you have received your pre-registration letter, call the UNH registrar to provide them with your social security number to create your student account. You may call them at 603-862-2015 or 1-800-313-5327 (toll free).
  4. A deposit of $500 (before March 27, 2017) or full payment (after March 27, 2017) will be expected at time of registration. This can be done via online payment, credit card, or check. Please note that online payment is not available until your student account is created (see number 3).

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT INFORMATION:

Online: http://deposits.unh.edu
Over the phone: 603-862-2015 or 1-800-313-5327 (toll free)
Or in-person or via mail:

                UNH Registration
                11 Garrison Avenue
                Stoke Hall, Room 180
                Durham, NH

A note for international students: If you are an international student not currently enrolled in an American institution, you will need to work with UNH's Office of International Students & Scholars in order to obtain the correct visa. You may visit their website here to learn about their general process.

  1. Preregistered students (those who have completed Step 1 above) should review the course description for the class you'd like to take, and make sure you meet all course prerequisites.
  2. Send an e-mail or have a parent/guardian send an email to Dr. Robin Hadlock Seeley (rhadlockseeley@cornell.edu) with the subject line: "Approval to take SML high school course." This e-mail message should include:
    • Student name
    • Name (and section, if BioSM 1620) of the SML class you'd like to take
    • Official high school transcript (in English and including past years and your most current grades)
      (Note: Transcripts also accepted via mail or fax. Contact Dr. Seeley for instructions: rhadlockseeley@cornell.edu)
  3. Dr. Seeley will review your request and send you an e-mail notifying you of our admissions decision.
  4. If you are granted permission to enroll, fill out a copy of the Cornell Summer Sessions enrollment form.
  5. Send the following two items via mail to Cornell Summer Sessions, B-20 Day Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853:
  • Completed and signed enrollment form; and
  • Payment (see below)

PAYMENT INFORMATION: Payment may be made by check, money order, interbank wire transfer or credit card. To pay by credit card, please  go to the Summer Sessions tuition payment page. Make checks payable to Cornell University. All Cornell Summer Sessions contact information is available here: https://www.sce.cornell.edu/ss/contact/index.php

Please note: enrollment does not take place and your place is not reserved until payment is completed.

Step 4: Accommodation Needs

Students with disabilities requesting accommodations must contact the appropriate disabilities services office. As Appledore Island is a remote location and any special arrangements need time and planning in order to be enacted, Shoals Marine Laboratory appreciates early notification for accommodation requests. For Cornell and high school students, please click here to register with Cornell’s Student Disability Services. For UNH and all other college students, please click here to register with UNH’s Disability Services for Students.

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