OSU Summer Session annually serves more than 9,000 students on the Corvallis campus, as well as at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Oregon coast. Attending summer session is an ideal way to expedite the path to graduation. It enables students to stay on track or get ahead on required coursework, and provides opportunities to perform research with faculty and seek professional development or enrichment courses.
During the summer term, Oregon State offers more than 1,200 on-site and 600 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. However, with advisor approval, undergraduates may take up to 19 credits, and graduate students up to 16 credits.
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, contact the OSU Office of Admissions at 800-291-4192.
For the most current Summer Session information, visit the Summer Session website. The website provides important information regarding summer admission, registration procedures and deadlines, the summer calendar, tuition and fees, financial aid and housing options.
Beginning in January, updated descriptions and schedule information for OSU Summer Session courses are available online.