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Assignments for Correspondence courses may be submitted by regular mail or email. Material is accepted in the following electronic formats:

  • Microsoft Word
  • PDF Format (Adobe Acrobat)
  • Students using Pages on Mac computers will need to export their documents to Adobe Acrobat pdf format.

Students registered in Correspondence courses may submit their assignments via

Assignments are not to be submitted to any other email address. Do not send assignments directly to instructors.

All materials sent must be identified clearly with the student's full name, course number and course name.


The college provides a basic style guide to students as a reference when preparing papers. This is available on request from the Distance Education office in printed form or may be downloaded from the college library’s web site ( Links to other online style guides are also provided there. When a student registers for a course, the syllabus will indicate writing requirements for essays.

Summit’s Style Guide is based on Turabian style which is the Chicago style with slight modifications for the needs of student writers.

Turabian Citation Guide

A+ Mastery of course content; Superior research; Critical analysis skills with Exceptional writing proficiency; Demonstrates originality and applies concepts.
A High standard of course achievement; Excellent research, analysis and writing ability; Able to critically evaluate concepts.
A- Above average work; Admirable research, writing and achievement of assignment objectives; Limited ability to synthesize and critically evaluate concepts.
B Average work with good core knowledge; Good research and writing, with some assignment objectives achieved.
C Moderate work, Basic coverage of assignment outcomes achieved; Limited comprehension and analysis of major data.
D Below average, lacking major components of assignment requirements; Little evidence of overall course components and concepts.
F Failure to complete assignments; Unsatisfactory attendance and effort.
W A withdrawal is granted only if it occurs after the Add/Drop date.
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