Summer Start Courses

Students will complete eight regular course credit hours during the first five-week summer session, including:

  • Two 3-credit courses from the list below (many are part of the University's core curriculum)
  • One 1-credit math skills development course.
  • One 1-credit freshman seminar course ( GS 12000: Summer Start Seminar) that is focused on preparing students for a successful fall semester.

Sample Summer Courses (not a full list of options)

  • COM 11400 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication 
  • EAPS 10500 - The Planets
  • EDCI 28500 -  Multiculturalism and Education (open to all students but required for education-related majors)
  • EDPS 31500 - Collaborative Leadership: Interpersonal Skills (open to all students, but required for education-related majors)
  • ENGL 23800 - Introduction to Fiction 
  • HIST 15200 - United States Since 1877
  • MA 15800 - Precalculus - Functions and Trigonometry
  • MGMT 20000 - Introductory Accounting
  • PHIL 26000 - Philosophy and Law
  • POL 22300 - Introduction to Environmental Policy
  • PSY 12000 - Elementary Psychology
  • SCLA 10100 - Transformative Texts, Critical Thinking, and Communication I: Antiquity to Modernity
  • SCLA 10200 -  Transformative Texts, Critical Thinking, and Communication II: Modern Worl d
  • SOC 10000 - Introductory Sociology
  • SOC 22000 - Social Problems
  • TECH 12000 - Design Thinking in Technology (Polytechnic Institute students and Exploratory Studies only)

Summer Start students are also required to complete GS 12001 during Fall 2023. This is a one-credit, first-year seminar course that enhances what students learn in GS 12000. Students will not be charged additional tuition to enroll, as long as they are taking 8 or more credit hours during the fall semester.

How do students register for courses?

Students will be planning summer and fall courses with the assistance of an academic advisor during a virtual registration appointment this summer. 

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

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

International Baccalaureate (IB) Courses

Dual-credit or dual-enrollment during high school

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