Online Summer Courses

Take a course online this summer from anywhere to accelerate your graduation, expand your breadth and depth of knowledge, build enduring skills, elevate your GPA, and explore your academic interests.

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Gettysburg College summer classes offer a unique blend of academic rigor and flexibility, allowing you to pursue your interests, stay on track for graduation, or discover new areas of study with the convenience of online learning.

Open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors, online summer courses at Gettysburg enable you to take a class in subjects ranging from Anthropology and History to Management and Philosophy taught by our distinguished faculty members.

Summer courses at a glance

Summer online courses give students an opportunity to utilize their time outside of the regular academic year to earn extra credit through a hands-on internship or engaging virtual class.

  • 100% Online: Synchronous and asynchronous instruction
  • Five-week Term: Earn credit at an accelerated pace
  • Registration Deadline: Starts on March 4 and concludes on May 19

Summer courses begin on Monday, May 20, and end on Friday, June 21. The add/drop period is one week, ending on Friday, May 24. The last day to withdraw from the course is Monday, June 10.

Course credit

Each summer 2024 course is a four-credit hour course currently offered at Gettysburg College. Upon successful completion, students earn 1 unit (equivalent to 4 credits) toward the 32 units required to complete the degree. The course unit and final grade earned will appear on student transcripts.

The benefits of taking an online summer course

The Gettysburg summer experience

At Gettysburg, we tailor our courses to meet the unique needs of our students. Whether you want to discover a new subject, catch up on your studies, or graduate early, our faculty and staff are here to support you.

Even though the classes are online, it doesn’t mean you miss out on engaging conversations and mentorship. Gettysburg’s online summer courses combine interactive synchronous instruction with asynchronous sessions, ensuring you acquire marketable skills and in-depth knowledge.

Learn more about the Gettysburg Approach.

Further your study and graduate early 

Taking a summer class is a great way to challenge yourself and get ahead of your studies. After you complete your summer course, you fast-track your graduation by earning 1 unit (4 credits) that can apply to your bachelor’s degree. You may also complete a course for a second major or minor and finish within a four-year academic plan.

Pave your path to career success

During your summer course, our immersive online classroom helps you build strong writing and reasoning skills that are essential for your future graduate studies. You may also utilize your summer to take an internship class to gain professional experience that can pave your path to career success.

Discover and expand your academic inquisitions

Use summer courses to expand your breadth and depth of knowledge in subjects that interest you. Our offerings allow you to engage in stimulating coursework you may not be able to take during a fall or spring semester.

Lighten your course load and prepare for study abroad

Are you taking a challenging course or two during the fall or spring semester? Enrolling in a Gettysburg summer class enables you to complete a program requirement when your academic schedule is lighter. A summer course is especially helpful if you plan to study abroad in the fall through our Global Education program.

Take a dropped course or retake a class

If you dropped a course during the fall or spring semesters or want to retake a class you already completed, enrolling in a summer course can provide these options. Learn more about Gettysburg’s repeated course and grade cancellation policy.

Complete coursework from anywhere

Gettysburg’s 100% online summer courses provide flexible study options for students. Note: Online summer courses offered at Gettysburg College include both asynchronous and synchronous instruction.

Online summer courses enrollment requirements

Students currently enrolled at Gettysburg College and returning for the Fall 2024 semester may enroll in one of the online courses. Students placed on academic suspension at the conclusion of the Spring 2024 semester may not earn credit for an online course and are unenrolled prior to May 19, 2024.

Students may enroll in only one Summer 2024 online course.

How Gettysburg students register

Summer course registration for Gettysburg College students begins on Monday, March 4, and concludes on Sunday, May 19.

Be sure to review the eligibility requirements before registering. Search for classes beginning Friday, March 4.

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Cost and tuition

The cost for each course is $3,110.00, with payment due by May 15. If students register after this date, payment is due within 24 hours. The charge for the course is nonrefundable after the add/drop period ends on May 24.

Tuition charges will be posted to Campus Experience within 72 hours of registration. Billing statements will be sent to all of those currently registered for summer by Friday, April 5, and then again during the first week of May.

Students must pay for the course in full to avoid a financial hold, including a transcript hold and course registration hold for the upcoming academic year.

Financial aid for summer courses

Federal Financial Aid for summer courses may be available to Gettysburg College students; however, it is extremely limited. If you are a Gettysburg student and have questions concerning financial aid eligibility, our Financial Aid team is here to help! Contact financial aid to learn more.

Enrich your summer with Gettysburg’s online courses

Embark on a journey of intellectual exploration this summer with Gettysburg College's online courses. Whether you're a current student at Gettysburg or from another college, these courses offer an excellent way to advance your education and make your summer count.

Have questions? Contact the Registrar!


Available courses summer 2024