Summer School


5 great reasons to take summer classes for Undergraduates!

  1. Save time Half of Purdue undergraduate students who graduate in four years or less have taken at least one summer course. Taking electives over the summer opens up your fall and spring semesters to complete your core requirements quickly. As an undergraduate, summer courses will shorten the number of years to complete your degree.
  2. Quick credits Fall and spring semesters offer 8 and 16 week courses.  Summer modules that are just four, eight or twelve weeks. Although the same quality course work is required, the shortened summer session allows students the same amount of credits in a shortened amount of time for completion.
  3. Get a head start If you are an incoming freshman, get a jump start on classes prior to the start of fall semester with the Summer Start session. Cross off two core curriculum requirements and earn a total of 7 college credits during this five-week session. Start your freshman year off strong with the tools and resources you’ll need.
  4. Lower student/teacher ratio During the summer session usually both residential and online courses offer lower student/teacher ratios.  That means more personal attention from the professor for you!
  5. Experience Greater Lafayette Stick around over the summer and you’ll find lots of things to do—festivals, farmers markets, live music, parks and recreation, and more. You’ll have time to experience all that our vibrant community has to offer. See the Visit Lafayette/West Lafayette website for details on all that’s happening this summer.  This is a great time to become familiar with campus and the community, and maybe to live in the dorm!

So you’d like to take a summer course? Now what?

Undergraduate Students: Call (765) 494-2345 to set up an appointment with your academic advisor. They will help you get registered.

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For Teachers and Graduate Students wanting to take summer classes or professional development:

If you are a teacher or graduate student, summer is the perfect time to think about professional development or starting an advanced degree!

Check out our College of Education Professional Development Portal for the potential to gain professional growth points or check out our graduate programs to start advancing your education with another credential at Online College of Education programs.

Graduate Students & Current K-12 Teachers and Administrators:
Contact for questions about credit programs or the professional development portal.