Summer Session at EmersonEmerson campus during the summer

Welcome to Summer @ Emerson! We offer a variety of credit-bearing courses open to the general public and students from other institutions. Whether you are looking to earn credits during the summer to transfer back to your home institution or simply interested in taking a class for your personal or professional development, we have a course for you. All courses for Summer 2021 will be offered online so you can continue your studies no matter where you are.

Important Dates:

  • Summer 2022 enrollment will open in mid to late March 2022.
  • Summer School registration opens for Visiting Students: Monday, March 15, 2021
  • May Intersession: May 4 - 14, 2021
  • Summer Full Term: May 17 - August 19, 2021
  • Summer I: May 17 - June 30, 2021
  • Summer II: July 6 - August 19, 2021

Tuition (rates as of Summer 2021)

  • Undergraduate Courses (numbered 100-499) - $778 per credit hour. Most courses are 4 credit hours.
  • Graduate Courses (numbered 600-699) - $1296 per credit hour. Most courses are 4 credit hours.

All credit-bearing courses charge tuition based on an hourly tuition rate calculated by the number of academic units (credit hours) assigned to a course. The majority of Emerson courses offer 4 credit hours, but each course on our website will indicate the specific number of credits and the calculated tuition rate so you will know upfront how much your course will cost. Tuition rates are determined on an annual basis for the College. Payment is due at the time of enrollment and may be paid online with a credit card during the secure checkout process. During the summer semester, undergraduate courses are significantly discounted from the regular academic year rates, so it's a great time to catch up, get ahead, or make progress towards your learning goals.


For credit-bearing undergraduate or graduate courses, Emerson charges a $35 registration fee assessed once per part of term (for example - Summer Session 1, Summer Session 2, Full Term), regardless of how many courses you decide to take within that part of term. This fee will be visible during the checkout process. Learn more about Undergraduate fees and Graduate fees.

Registration for Non-Degree / Visiting Students

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 or use these links to view courses by Term:

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, you should use this website only to enroll in non-credit (CE) courses. To register for undergraduate or graduate credit courses applicable toward your degree, follow the instructions provided to you 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 Summer 2021 semester, all courses will be offered via either Remote delivery (live online instruction) or Online delivery (asynchronous online course with no set meeting times).

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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