Select online General Education courses offered at special rate for summer 2017

Brittani Kline
March 31, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — This summer, select online General Education courses are being offered at a special rate. Students interested in making the most of their summer and registering for one of these select courses can view a list of offerings at

Summer classes at Penn State University Park occur in three different sessions, allowing students to work toward their degree while providing flexibility to account for summer plans.

Registration for Penn State summer session is open and students are encouraged to register early to secure a spot in their preferred class. To view the listing of courses offered, search LionPath with the term set to “Summer.”  

With more than 300 General Education courses, summer sessions are beneficial to students from any academic college. It is recommended that students check with an adviser to clarify which courses are best for their degree path. Taking classes in the summer can help students earn credits towards a minor, stay on track for graduation, or get ahead on degree requirements.

Summer session dates are listed below. For more details, view the full Summer Academic Calendar:


  • Classes begin May 8
  • Classes end June 5
  • Final exams held June 7

First six-week summer session dates:

  • Classes begin May 15
  • Classes end June 23
  • Final exams held June 26

Second six-week summer session dates:

  • Classes begin June 28
  • Classes end Aug. 9
  • Final exams held Aug. 11

To learn more about summer session, visit For questions not found on the website, email the Office for Summer Session at

The Office for Summer Session is part of Penn State Undergraduate Education, the academic administrative unit that provides leadership and coordination for University-wide programs and initiatives in support of undergraduate teaching and learning at Penn State. Learn more about Undergraduate Education at

Last Updated March 31, 2017