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 2024:


Length of Course

Start Date

End Date


4 weeks

May 6, 2024

June 5, 2024

Summer Session I

6 weeks

May 13, 2024

June 24, 2024

Summer Session II

6 weeks

June 26, 2024

August 9, 2024

Regular Academic Session

13 weeks

May 13, 2024

August 9, 2024

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 2024 will be available in LionPATH in mid-November. Summer course registration opens in early February.

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