Current Students

At Penn State, Summer Session provides students with the flexibility to enroll in courses at any Penn State campus by enrolling in the course in LionPATH. Find the courses that work for you in the session and instruction mode you prefer by using the course search tool in LionPATH.

Courses in the summer vary by length with unique start and end dates. This means you can choose the course and session that works best for you! Here are the session dates for 2023:


Length of Course

Start Date

End Date


4 weeks

May 8, 2023

June 7, 2023

Summer Session I

6 weeks

May 15, 2023

June 26, 2023

Summer Session II

6 weeks

June 28, 2023

August 11, 2023

Regular Academic Session

13 weeks

May 15, 2023

August 11, 2023

Dynamic Session*




*Dynamic session courses have varying start and end dates. Often, these are courses that cannot be completed in a 4- or 6-week session, but do not require a full 13-week session. Always pay close attention to start and end dates when you register for summer courses.

With hundreds of courses to choose from, summer sessions provide undergraduates with the opportunity to:

  • Apply what you are learning in the classroom to real-life scenarios through engaged learning opportunities
  • Explore your academic passions through General Education courses, or delve deep into an area of interest by earning credits toward a minor or certificate
  • Catch up on required courses you missed during the academic year or that did not go as planned, or get ahead in your major

Summer class sizes are small and engaging. The schedule of courses for Summer 2023 will be available in LionPATH on November 14, 2022. Summer course registration opens on February 2, 2023.

For information about the cost of attendance for summer, visit:

Summer Tuition
Summer Financial Aid
Summer Success Scholarship
Summer Housing

To view a full list of available courses or to register for summer session, visit LionPATH. To read a description of each course, visit

Student Quote