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Summer Term

At Ohio State, Summer Term provides options for students from all backgrounds. The aim is to provide the opportunity for flexible offerings that work with our students' schedules. This enhances the student experience, while empowering students to complete their degrees on time, while saving money.


Explore Summer Term Option


Summer term instructional fees, and general and non-resident surcharges for Columbus campus undergraduates will be discounted by 25 percent compared to autumn and spring semesters. For more specific costs for each campus, view detailed fees for Summer Term. Check back for updated academic year fees. The goal of this reduced cost is to provide the opportunity for students to enroll in summer classes while saving money, and staying on track to complete their degrees.

Regional campus students are eligible for enrollment at their normal campus of enrollment. Tuition and fees are determined based on the campus where you are taking the majority of your classes (based on credit hours). Note: if a regional campus student chooses to enroll in a majority of classes on the Columbus campus, beyond tuition charges, they may be responsible for Columbus based fees (such as COTA, Student Union Facility Fee, Student Activity Fee).

To figure out which summer classes might be right for you, contact your academic advisor. Your advisor can help you in crafting the right academic plan to help you realize your dreams. Learn about academic advising at Ohio State.

Dates and Deadlines and Term Structure

Summer term structure

To provide as many options to our students for classes that fit into their schedule, Ohio State has created multiple sessions for Summer Term course offerings.

  • One, 12 week Summer Term
  • Two, 6-week sessions
  •  Two, 8-week sessions
  • Three, 4-week sessions

Important dates

Having multiple sessions of different lengths provides students at Ohio State the unique opportunity to adjust their schedule to their needs. For a comprehensive listing of important dates, review the Summer Term on the academic calendar.

Registration information

Students should review the University Registrar's registration information, including current student enrollment appointments. Review the Course Catalog, and then Add a Class.

Contact Us

Students should contact their academic advisor first. For My Buckeye Link account-related questions or financial aid questions, contact Buckeye Link.