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Stay on course: summer enrollment opens Feb. 18

Starting Feb. 18, students can enroll in classes for summer 2020. Summer sessions run from May 11-Aug. 16. A full list of summer classes is available here.

Enrolling in summer classes is a great way to get ahead or to stay on track academically.  Last summer, more than 10,000 students enrolled in summer session classes at Boise State. Summer classes are flexible, with multiple start dates and session lengths throughout the summer. More than 800 classes are offered, including 350-plus online class options.

“I loved the flexibility and discounted tuition that Boise State’s summer program offered,” said student Savannah Wilson, who enrolled in classes in summer 2019. “I enjoyed how I was able to complete two courses in four weeks and receive six credits so I could graduate earlier.”

According to 2019 graduation data, 75 percent of first-year students who graduate in four years or fewer enroll in at least one Boise State summer class.

Boise State offers lower per-credit rates in summer compared to fall and spring for our regular fee-paying students. The summer resident per-credit rate is 20 percent less than the fall and spring per-credit rate. The summer non-resident per-credit rate is more than 50 percent less than the fall and spring non-resident per-credit rate.

Please note: Alternative fee programs and courses with special fees are excluded from the summer discount. Detailed information about course fees can be found in the individual course listing in

Student sits in beach chair, holding a text book, on the banks of the Boise River during a sunny summer day.
Boise State Summer Session students relax by the Boise River in between classes. Photo by Arlie Sommer, Extended Studies.

“I think I learned more in those five weeks than I could have from a full class over the typical 16-week session,” said student Sarah Hiatt. “It was so nice to have more direct interaction with both the lecture and lab instructors!”

“We hear from faculty that they appreciate the opportunity to teach year-round and getting to know their students in a more casual environment,” said Regina Jenkins, director of summer sessions. “They also enjoy being creative with how they teach material in a condensed period.”

Seventy-eight percent of last year’s graduates enrolled in at least one summer class during their time at Boise State. Jenkins said this demonstrates that students view summer classes as an important pathway to graduation.