Enrollment Options

Residential, Online, or Commuting – You Choose!

Students who enroll in Summer College for High Students have the freedom to choose courses that fit best with their summer plans. We offer residential (1-week and Third 4-week modules only), commuting, and online options! 

Fun-Sized Residential Options

Purdue University is excited to offer five intensive 1-week, 1-credit opportunities for high school students during Summer 2020. Move-in and orientation for each experience will occur on Sunday and class sessions will begin on Monday. Parents are invited to attend a closing session on Friday prior to move-out. View a list of 1-week, 1-credit options

If you are looking to stay on campus a little longer and earn up to 4 credits, students can complete regular Purdue courses alongside current students during the last 4 weeks of summer from July 13th through August 7th.


Purdue offers multiple entry-level online courses that will apply to your future plan of study or transfer to another institution. Courses will run for 4-12 weeks, depending on the module you select. Students may complete up to 7 total credit hours throughout the entire summer session. View a list of popular online options.


Students may opt to live at home, but attend courses on the campus of Purdue University. These students will have the same access to campus facilities and extracurricular activities as residential students. Commuter students may register for up to 7 total credit hours throughout the entire summer session. View a list of popular options.

Student Benefits

Students enrolled in  Summer College for High School Students may take advantage of campus resources offered to current Purdue Students. This includes access to the co-rec (a small fee is assessed if you are not enrolled in a at least 6 credit hours), libraries, student success programs, summer activities, and more.

2020 Summer Modules

12 Week 8 Week 4 Week 5 week
Full Summer Module:
May 18 – August 7
First 8-Week Module:
May 18 – July 10
May 18 – June 12
July 13 – August 14
Second 8-Week Module:
June 15 – August 7
Second 4-week Module:
June 15 – July 10
Third 4-week Module:
July 13 – August 7

The 2020 Summer College for High School Students application will open December 1, 2019.