Classes are delivered in a variety of formats, including 100% online, on campus, and hybrid (combination of online and face-to-face) and have various start dates and lengths (4, 6, 8 or 12 weeks) between May and August. Refer to each individual class for the specific start and end dates.
What is it like to take a class in 4, 6, or 8 weeks?
Summer classes are a great way to continue to make progress towards graduation. However, summer classes are also a big commitment. Students enrolled in 6 or more credit hours are considered full-time in the summer. You are doing all the work of a full, 16-week, semester class in a condensed amount of time. To be successful, be prepared.
Before you register for class(es), talk to your advisor about the courses you are interested in taking and get their thoughts about which one(s) would be the best for you and your summer schedule. Be sure to inform your advisor about your other summer commitments, such as work and family obligations. If you plan to also work during the summer be sure to allow sufficient time in your schedule to complete the required out-of-class work that will be expected of you. Login to your student portal, My.IllinoisState.edu, to find required textbook information and plan ahead so you have the required books prior to the first day of class.
If you are considering taking an online class be prepared for the online learning environment by reviewing the following resources:
Get prepared for success! Complete University College/Visor Center's virtual workshop "How to Succeed in Online Courses" to prepare for your online summer course(s).
Participate in a summer study abroad program and earn 3 to 12 credits! Choose from many locations all throughout the world and take general education, major/minor, or elective credits. Studying abroad is the experience of a lifetime - meet friends, live in a new place, surround yourself with unique cultures and languages, and learn to be independent. Visit the Study Abroad website to learn more!