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Summer Session Courses

Visiting Students

Choose from more than 250 courses

Each summer Northwestern University welcomes students and adults over the age of 18 to take advantage of Summer Session's convenient open enrollment and access to more than 250 undergraduate courses, including intensive sequences that enable students to earn a full year of credit in chemistry, physics and a number of foreign languages. Get ahead on credit towards your degree or simply try something new. (Please note: Northwestern does not allow course auditing and Independent Study courses are not available to visiting students.)

Summer Session 2024 runs from Monday June 17 through August 25, 2024, although there are various session dates within Summer Session. Summer courses are flexibly scheduled, ranging from two to ten weeks and taught during the day, evening and on weekends. Please check course listings for specific session dates.

The University reserves the right to cancel classes when necessary, including those for which registration is not sufficient, so please register early. It is also helpful to register early to be sure there are openings in a class, as enrollments are on a first come, first serve basis, and some classes may fill early.

PLEASE NOTE: Summer registration ends June 14, 2024 for ALL summer courses, including second and third intensive sequence courses and courses that begin later in the summer.

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