Summer Session at EmersonEmerson campus during the summer

Welcome to Summer @ Emerson! We offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses open to the general public and visiting students from other institutions.

Why Choose Emerson?

  • Earn credits during the summer to transfer back to your College or University to make progress towards earning your degree
  • Take a class for your personal or professional development
  • Most courses will be offered online to continue your studies no matter where you are
  • Undergraduate summer tuition is discounted 50% off the regular Emerson fall and spring rate
  • Learn from Emerson faculty and participate in the same courses taken by Emerson degree students

Important Dates:

  • Summer School registration opens for Visiting Students: Monday, March 25, 2024
  • Summer I Term: Classes run from May 20 - July 8, 2024. Registration closes Friday, May 17 at 4:00pm
  • Summer II Term: Classes run from July 9 - August 21, 2024. Registration closes July 8 at 12:00pm Noon

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Tuition & Fees (summer 2024)

During the summer semester, the undergraduate tuition rate of $850 per credit reflects a discount of 50% off the regular academic year rate of $1700 per credit, so it's a great time to catch up, get ahead, or make progress towards your learning goals.

Payment is due at the time of enrollment and may be paid online with a credit card during the secure checkout process.

Emerson charges a $35 registration fee assessed once per Term (for example - Summer Session 1 Term, Summer Session 2 Term) regardless of how many courses you decide to take within that Term. This fee will be visible during the checkout process. View our Refund policy.

Registration for Non-Degree / Visiting Students

Emerson College welcomes visiting students from other colleges and universities to enroll in courses during the summer to earn credits to transfer back to your home institution. 

  • Students enrolling in an undergraduate course must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Students enrolling in a graduate course must possess a bachelor's degree.
  • No application is necessary. 

When you are ready to register, browse courses via the links above or visit the Course Search page. 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 to sign up for an automatic email alert when a new section of the course becomes available or if a seat becomes available in a sold out course.

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

Registration for Current Emerson Degree-Seeking Students: 

If you are a current Emerson degree student: 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.


For the Summer 2024 semester, most courses will be offered via either Synchronous delivery (live online instruction with scheduled meeting dates and times) or Asynchronous delivery (asynchronous online course with no set meeting days or times).

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