OSU Summer Session
OSU Summer Session serves more than 7,000 students annually on the Corvallis campus and at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Oregon coast. Attending summer term is an ideal way to expedite the journey to graduation. It allows students the ability to take classes that are difficult to get into during other terms, stay on track or jump ahead, and gives students the opportunity to improve their GPAs, perform research with faculty, and seek professional development or enrichment courses.
During the summer term, Oregon State offers more than 1,700 on-site and online courses in over 100 subjects, from agriculture to zoology. Courses range in length from one week to 11 weeks, with most courses running in three-, four- or eight-week sessions. Sequential courses (e.g., general chemistry, biology or Spanish) enable students to complete a full year’s worth of a subject in one term.
OSU Summer Session courses are held to the same rigorous academic standards as courses offered during the rest of the school year. Among the benefits of enrolling in the summer term are the smaller class sizes and increased accessibility to instructors.
The full-time summer course load for undergraduates is 12 credits; for graduate students, it is 9 credits. Undergraduates may, however, take up to 19 credits, and graduate students up to 16 credits with advisor approval.
Nonresident students enjoy considerable tuition savings during summer term because all students pay in-state tuition (not eligible for OSU Ecampus, VetMed or PharmD classes or INTO students).
Summer classes are open to all students who meet course requirements. Students who have been academically suspended from the university are ineligible to enroll in Summer Session. For application details, call the OSU Office of Admissions at 800-291-4192.
The OSU Summer Session planning guide, available in December, is the primary summer publication and contains important information regarding summer admission, registration procedures and deadlines, the summer calendar, tuition and fees, financial aid and housing. For a free copy of the Planning Guide, stop by the Office of the Registrar in the Kerr Administration building or the OSU Summer Session office on the fourth floor of The Valley Library, or call 800-375-9359. For the most current information, go online to http://summer.oregonstate.edu.
Beginning in December, updated descriptions and schedule information for OSU Summer Session courses are available online at http://summer.oregonstate.edu. Please refer to this website often, as course availability and offerings are updated throughout the summer.