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Stay on course: summer enrollment opens Feb. 16

Starting Feb. 16, students can enroll in classes for summer 2021. Summer sessions run from May 10 – Aug. 15. View a full list of summer classes at

Enrolling in summer classes is a great way to get ahead or stay on track academically.  Last summer, more than 10,000 students enrolled in summer classes at Boise State. Summer classes are flexible, with multiple start dates and session lengths throughout the summer. More than 1,000 classes are offered in summer 2021, including 700-plus online options.

“I love the seven-week summer sessions,” said student Leilana Maher, who took summer classes in 2019. “The professors I’ve had have been very organized and have made summer sessions a good experience.” 

Student and Buster Bronco in a raft.
Stay On Course! Enroll in Summer Sessions at Boise State. Photo by Arlie Sommer, Boise State Extended Studies.

According to 2020 graduation data, 73 % 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 classes are excluded from the summer discount. Detailed information about course fees can be found in the individual course listing via myBoiseState.

“I really love being able to take a small load of classes to help myself stay on track for graduation during the summer,” summer student Emily Berry said. 

“I think I learned more in those five weeks than I could have from a full class over the typical 16-week session,” summer student Sarah Hiatt said. “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 the material in a condensed period.”

Eighty 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. 

Questions? Contact Regina Jenkins, director of summer sessions, at (208) 426-3295 or