Summer Sessions

Summer sessions at Arcadia offer the opportunity to catch up on classes, earn credits, and conduct research. Guided by our All-Modes Ready approach to providing quality academic experiences both in person and online, these flexible programs will enhance your path to success.

2021 Course Offerings

Summer 2021 courses will be offered at reduced rates, and will fill quickly. You don’t have to apply for admission to take summer classes—current, returning, and visiting students are welcome to enroll.

Special Offerings

Deepen your knowledge in a specialized area or begin a master's/certificate program. Many of our programs can stand alone or be combined toward an individualized Modular Master's degree.

Graduate Education Programs

Arcadia’s Undergraduate Artist Residency provides a unique opportunity for dedicated studio time and a nurturing environment to do what you do best: create.

Undergraduate Artist Residency

Whether you teach digital fabrication or want to explore the creative process of working in new technologies, this three-week intensive course will expand your creative tool box.

Digital Fabrication Intensive

Summer 2021 Schedule

Session 01 - Entire Summer Date(s)
Courses in Session 01 typically span the entire summer. Please verify each course's specific start and end dates. May 24 – Aug. 20
(No class May 29 – 31, Jul. 3 – 5)
Session 02 - First Half of Summer
Undergraduate Session  May 24  – Jun. 30
(No class May 29 – 31)
Undergraduate Science (BI, CH, ID, PH) Jun. 1 – Jul. 1
Graduate Session May 24  – Jun. 30
(No class May 29 – 31)
Session 03 - Second Half of Summer
Undergraduate Session  Jul. 6 – Aug. 11
Undergraduate Science (BI, CH, ID, PH)  Jul. 6 – Aug. 5
Graduate Session  Jul. 6 – Aug. 11
Session 04 - Intensive Programming
Graduate Session Aug. 2 – Aug. 20
Accelerated Online Summer Programming (Sections AC1 or AC2)
First half of summer (AC1) May 24  – Jul. 9
(No class May 29 – 31, Jul. 3 – 5)
Second half of summer (AC2) Jul. 12 – Aug. 25

Summer Resources


Undergraduate and graduate students (current and visiting) can take up to 9 credits without having to apply to a program. Academically talented high school students can also take one course per semester if the course is taken for high school credit. 

Note: Some courses have prerequisites.

Financial Aid

Provided you’re taking at least six credits over the course of summer sessions, and are matriculating in an Arcadia program, you are eligible for federal and state financial aid (as an undergraduate student) or for Federal Direct Stafford Loans, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans, and private, alternative student loans (as a graduate student).


Send a request to withdraw to the Registrar’s Office at Undergraduates who withdraw before the end of the first week of class are entitled to a 50% tuition refund. No refunds will be given after.

Graduate students enrolled in Summer Session I will receive a 50% refund if they withdraw within the first week of class. For Summer II, III, and workshops, the refund allowed is 50% before the third class meeting.

All-Modes Learning

Our All-Modes plan has expanded into the summer, so that we can continue providing quality academic experiences and resources for students.


“Taking a course (or two) over the summer—without the pressure of three or four other courses at the same time—can help you make up credits or get ahead. Summer is a great time to focus on a particularly difficult subject and get a lot of personal attention from the instructor. There are quite a few online offerings, which gives you the flexibility to be pretty much anywhere in the world, doing just about anything, and still complete a course.”

- Dr. Lisa Holderman, Associate Professor and Chair of Media and Communication

Contact Us

Arcadia Students

For more information on summer courses, contact your adviser or refer to the program page.

Visiting Students

Sandra Crenshaw