Summer Sessions

Enrollment in summer sessions is available to all students at all Penn State campuses. Students may elect to enroll in one summer session or a combination of sessions at one or more campuses. LionPATH Class Search provides scheduling information for every campus. Courses are offered in a variety of time frames at every location; use the Registrar's Academic Calendar to view the sessions offered at each campus.

Course Offerings

Summer course schedule information for all Penn State campuses is available in LionPATH Class Search. To find out when the information will be available, contact the Registrar's office at the campus of interest or contact the department offering the course to determine availability.

Special LEAP course offerings are available for students newly admitted for the summer session at the University Park campus.

Credit Load

The pace of a summer session course is rapid and demanding. Generally, 1 credit per week of instruction is considered to be a reasonable load (i.e., 6 credits in the six-week session). However, each student's circumstances should be considered carefully. For example, the student who has other demands on his/her time or who is taking a very difficult course may want to schedule a lighter credit load. Students on internships or involved in independent study might be able to carry a heavier credit load.

International students beginning in the summer must maintain full-time academic status.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and fees can be calculated on the Penn State Tuition site.

If a student would like to be considered for financial aid for summer, he/she should contact the student aid representative at his/her Penn State campus. Students can also access information about summer aid availability on the Office of Student Aid website.

Enrollment at Another Penn State Campus

(see Summer Registration at Alternate Penn State Campuses)

Enrollment at Another Institution

(see Transfer Credit)

Visit the Summer Sessions home page for more information.


Last Update: June 2016

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