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Saint Louis University has a variety of courses to choose from in summer and winter sessions. With an average class size of just 30 students, you'll have an experience that reflects the quality you expect from SLU. Plus, take advantage of lower rates per credit hour, shorter sessions, online offerings, and focused attention from your instructor. Summer registration opens March 20, 2024.

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Summer Session

Summer 2024 Dates
Term Date
Full Term May 20-August 11, 2024
Summer A (3-week) May 20-June 9, 2024
Summer B (3-week) July 22-August 11, 2024
Summer A (4-week) May 20-June 16, 2024
Summer B (4-week) July 15-August 11, 2024
Summer A (5-week) May 20-June 23, 2024
Summer B (5-week) July 8-August 11, 2024
Summer A (6-week) May 20-June 30, 2024
Summer B (6-week) July 1-August 11, 2024
Summer A (8-week) May 20-July 14, 2024
Summer B (8-week) June 17-August 11, 2024

There are no classes on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27), Juneteenth (Wednesday, June 19), and Fourth of July (Thursday, July 4). academic calendar.

Summer Registration Date

Summer course registration at Saint Louis University opens at 7 a.m. Central Time, Wednesday, March 20, 2024.

Summer 2024 Tuition Rates

Tuition varies by SLU college or school but starts as low as $650 per hour for undergraduate courses. For information on how to pay your bill, click here.

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Summer Drop/Withdrawal Dates

Drop/withdrawal dates and refund schedules for summer vary by term and program. To determine your summer term drop/withdrawal date, take note of your course start and end date on your course schedule in Banner Self-Service.

Then, visit this page to determine your term (as it corresponds to your course start and end date) and the drop/withdrawal schedule for that term.

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What Can You Take?

Here are just a few of the 150 plus classes offered this Summer at SLU. Due to our small class sizes, spaces are limited, so registration for the below is not guaranteed. Reserve your spot ASAP.

  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Neuroscience I
  • Calculus II
  • Physics I
  • Scientific Programming
  • Intro to Environmental Science
  • General Psychology
  • Ethics
  • Seminar in World Religions
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Intro to International Politics
  • Principles of Economics
  • The Urban Community
  • Human Communication and Culture
  • Spatial Demography

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Visiting Young Scholars

Visiting Young Scholars are current high school students who have the aptitude to succeed in 1000/2000 division courses at Saint Louis University. Qualified high school juniors and seniors may sit in SLU courses at the St. Louis campus, Spain campus or online.

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Visiting/Non-Degree Seeking Students

Saint Louis University welcomes eligible undergraduate and graduate visiting students from any college or university to enroll in college credit courses at SLU, as well as all non-degree seeking undergraduate and graduate students wanting to take a course at SLU but who are not currently enrolled at another institution.

Visiting/Non-Degree students, either at the undergraduate or graduate level, are not formally pursuing a bachelor's degree or certificate at Saint Louis University (formal descriptions of admission classifications can be found here). For example, students:

  • Taking prerequisites or to enhance academic potential before applying to a degree/certificate program
  • Pursuing a bachelor's/master's degree or certificate elsewhere who plan to transfer credits to their home institutions
  • Exploring courses for personal growth or career advancement

Students are welcome to apply year-round for all sessions/semesters at SLU and must submit a new application for every semester they plan to enroll.

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Winter Session

Looking to take classes over the winter break instead? The Saint Louis University winter session offers undergraduate, online three-credit hour courses during the holiday break (mid-December to mid-January).

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Faculty/Staff Auditing Courses

Faculty or staff wishing to "sit-in"/audit a course should complete a Petition for Course Audit. If you are a faculty/staff member wanting to audit a class as non-degree seeking (not part of a particular program), please submit the form to

Fill Out the Form (PDF)