Summer Courses

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  • Term Dates (2017): May Session starts May 22; Summer Session starts June 12
  • Undergraduate Tuition (2018): $492.31/credit (resident). See full tuition details
  • Graduate Tuition: Varies by program of admission and residency. See full details
  • Other Costs: Additional fees may apply
  • Eligibility: Need not be admitted to a degree

Summer courses at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities provide a unique opportunity for your personal, professional, and academic enrichment. 

What If I'm Not an Admitted U of M Student?

If you are not formally admitted to a University of Minnesota degree or certificate program, you are considered a nondegree (sometimes called visiting or non-admitted) student. This includes students who may be:

  • admitted for a future semester at the University of Minnesota
  • degree-seeking at another institution but taking classes at the University
  • high school students

Unadmitted students follow different registration procedures, are exempt from some types of fees, and have access to most University resources.

If you have any additional questions about your status, contact the College of Continuing Education at 612-624-4000;

2017 Key Dates

Apr 11

Admitted student registration 

Apr 18

Guest student registration starts

May 22

May session begins

June 12

Summer session begins*

*Start dates vary. See the academic calendar for more information.

Courses and Registration

Finding a Course

You can enroll in a University course as long as you meet the prerequisites. We offer online, evening, and daytime courses.

  1. Go to the University of Minnesota Schedule Builder.
  2. Select a campus and Summer term from the pull-down menus.
  3. Hit Search.
  4. Select additional criteria based on what type of course you are looking for.
  5. Hit Search again.

You can find course descriptions in the University catalog.

Registering for a Course

Special Circumstances

Changing Your Registration

All changes must be done officially (in person at a One Stop Student Services Center, online, or by mail or fax), and they are effective on the date received, not the day you stop attending class. Read the class policies on One Stop, especially if you receive financial aid, if you are a veteran, or if your change requires approval from your college's scholastic committee.

Cancel/Add Deadlines

Nondegree or guest students should contact the College of Continuing Education Information Center at 612-624-4000 or with questions.

Billing and Payment

When your billing statement is ready, you'll receive an email (at your University email account). Your billing shows all charges (tuition, fees, bookstore, etc.) to your Student Account and due dates.

There is no installment payment plan available in the summer.

Payment or financial aid questions? More details are available on the One Stop site or by contacting One Stop.

Student Resources


The University offers a wide range of student resources, from study spaces to health services, bookstores to security escorts. Find additional College of Continuing Education and University resources.


All admitted and non-admitted (nondegree or guest) students are expected to follow University of Minnesota policies.



Need to find a location on campus? Visit the Campus Maps page to find University maps available by building name or street address, as well as links to parking information and driving directions.

Contact Us

If you would like to speak with someone about your options or need help finding and registering for a course, contact the CCE Information Center:

612-624-4000 or 800-234-6564 |

20 Ruttan Hall, 1994 Buford Ave, Saint Paul, MN 

Walk-in Advising Hours: 10 a.m.−1 p.m., Mon.−Fri.