The application for Summer 2024 closed May 15, 2024.

The application for Summer 2025 will open December 1, 2024.

Purdue University offers more than 650 courses during the Summer Session. However, we recommend enrolling in courses not offered during high school to help expand your horizons. Some of our popular options are listed below; however, this is not an exhaustive list. To view a full list of all summer courses, please visit the Dynamic Course Schedule. 


Short-term "Fun-Sized" Options

These condensed courses allow for the opportunity to earn a college credit while experiencing life on campus. These residential classes run during June and July, and they are our most popular choice for high school students. Over 91% of high school students enrolled in a Purdue course for Summer 2023 attended a short-term course.

Click the link above to read more about our different fun-sized course options for Summer 2024!

4-week Residential Options for Summer 2024

Communication (COM) 11400- Fundamentals of Speech Communication

A study of communication theories as applied to speech; practical communicative experiences ranging from interpersonal communication and small group process through problem identification and solution in discussion to informative and persuasive speaking in standard speaker-audience situations. 3 credits.

Earth and Planet Science (EAPS) 10500 - The Planets

This course is designed for science and non-science majors alike to learn about the origin and characteristics of the bodies in our Solar System, including planets, moons, asteroids, comets, exoplanets beyond, and the search for extraterrestrial life. We'll discuss how solar systems form and die, the origin of the terrestrial versus giant planets and their orbits, the evolution of planetary surfaces due to asteroid impacts and volcanism, the development of atmospheres, the formation of planetary rings, the origin of moons, the hazards of space travel, and why Pluto IS a planet. 3 credits.

Sociology (SOC) 10000- Introductory Sociology

A survey course designed to introduce the student to the scene of human society. Fundamental concepts, description, and analysis of society, culture, the socialization process, social institutions, and social change. Students of junior or senior standing should take SOC 31200, unless they are sociology or law and society majors. 3 credits.



Purdue University offers more than 650 traditional undergraduate-level courses during the Summer Session; however, we recommend enrolling in courses not offered during your regular high school terms/semesters to help expand your horizons. To view a full list of all summer courses, please visit the Dynamic Course Schedule

NOTE: Below are important websites for determing what college credit you may have already earned during high school.