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 Options


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 and important dates
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

Having multiple sessions of different lengths provides students at Ohio State the unique opportunity to adjust their schedule to their needs. View some key important dates for Summer Term 2020 below. For a more comprehensive listing of dates, review the Summer Term 2020 academic calendar.

Summer Term 2020 Important Dates
Schedule of classes available January 21
Registration windows begin February 17
Initial fee due date April 29
Summer Term, 8-week Session 1, 6-week Session 1, 4-week Session 1 classes May 6
Last day of regularly scheduled 4-week Session 1 classes June 1
8-week Session 2 and 4-week Session 2 classes begin June 2
Last day of regularly scheduled 6-week Session 1 classes June 15
6-week Session 2 classes begin June 16
Last day of regularly scheduled 8-week Session 1 and 4-week Session 2 classes June 26
4-week Session 3 classes begin June 29
Last day of regularly scheduled Summer Term, 8-week Session 2, 6-week Session 2, and 4-week Session 3 classes July 24
Final examinations for Summer Term* July 27-29
*Final examinations for all session classes during Summer Term are given during the last class meeting, unless other arrangements have been made.

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.

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