Semester Dates and Registration

2020 Semester Dates

  • May Intersession: May 4 - 15, 2020
  • Full Term: May 18 - August 17, 2020
  • Summer I: May 18 - June 29, 2020
  • Summer II: July 7 - August 17, 2020
  • Fall: August 31 - December 9, 2020
  • Winter Session: December 10, 2020 - January 8, 2021

Registration for Non-Degree / Visiting Students and Non-Credit Students

Learn more about enrolling in Non-Credit courses and certificates.

Learn more about enrolling as a Non-Degree or Visiting Student in credit-bearing courses.

When you are ready to register, navigate to the Course Search page to find courses in which you wish to enroll. Each course page contains the specific dates for the course section, number of credits offered (for academic credit courses) or CEUs (for non-credit courses), instructional delivery method (online, remote, or traditional on-campus), tuition prices, instructors assigned, course descriptions, and other details. Course sections available for registration will have an Add to Cart button to complete your purchase. Courses currently full or closed for enrollment will include a Request Information button which enables you to sign up for an automatic email alert when a new section of the course becomes available for registration or if a seat becomes available in a sold out course.

Emerson degree-seeking students: 

If you are currently enrolled in an Emerson degree program, do not register via this website. Instead, follow the instructions provided by the Registrar's Office. Additional information for degree-seeking students regarding registration dates, deadlines and tuition rates may be found on the Registrar's Office Registration page.

COVID-19 Information:

For the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters, all non-credit courses offered by Professional Studies will be offered via either Remote delivery (live online instruction) or Online delivery (asynchronous online course with no set meeting times). Due to Covid testing requirements and de-densification of the Emerson campus, all non-degree (visiting students from other institutions) enrollment will be closed for the fall semester. 

Emerson College is closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation and maintains a dashboard of the campus testing results. Visit the College's COVID-19 information page for the latest information or follow news alerts on Emerson Today.

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