Summer Courses

Are you a current LSU student looking to get a head start on your coursework?

Or have you been out of school for a while and are considering returning to the university to obtain skills-based coursework or a degree?

Find a Course and Apply

All current LSU students can register for summer courses through their myLSU portal.

APPLY For Summer Courses
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First Summer Module 2022

May 23 – June 27

Second Summer Module 2022

July 5 – Aug. 8

Summer Long Module 2022

May 23 – Aug. 8

Alternative Summer Course Options 

LSU Online and Continuing Education offers non-traditional online distance learning courses to help you earn college credit towards your degree. Courses can be started on the same day you enroll and can be taken at your pace or completed in as quickly as four weeks.*

*Any student enrolled in a degree program at an LSU System university must have the signature of an authorized representative of the student’s dean’s office to enroll in ODL; therefore, all such students must download and submit the College Approval form. Those students are also subject to a College Deadline, a specific deadline imposed by the student’s college.

Benefits of Taking Summer Courses

Summer courses cover the same information and are taught by the same professors as those held during the fall and spring semesters. Summer students also receive the same quality of advising and support as fall and spring students. Offered in a compressed timeframe, summer courses offer you many benefits:

  • Graduate faster and enter the professional world, thereby earning a salary sooner.
  • Take a challenging course head-on, without the usual stresses of a regular semester load.
  • Stay connected with the campus community, including faculty members who could end up becoming long-term mentors.
  • Concentrate more completely on one or two classes to raise your GPA.
  • Secure a place in a popular class that might usually have a waiting list.
  • Receive more individualized attention from faculty because of smaller classes and fewer students.
  • Catch up on earning credits if you have changed majors midway through your degree.
  • Earn additional credits toward a double major while still graduating when you planned.
  • Earn credits that might transfer elsewhere, especially if you’re only returning home to Baton Rouge for the summer.
  • Expedite your educational timeline and possibly roll over TOPS funding toward professional degree programs.

For more information on 2022 registration and payments, visit the Bursar's site.