SRU’s Summer Session provides students an opportunity to get ahead, stay ahead


Summer session registration runs from April 8th - 19th

Slippery Rock University will offer more than 550 Summer Sessions courses May 15-July 29. Registration begins April 8 for SRU students and April 23 for non-SRU students.

March 11, 2019

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - While March is a time when Slippery Rock University students are anticipating warmer temperatures and the end of the academic semester, it is also a time for non-graduating students to consider getting ahead in their academic pursuit, by registering for Summer Session classes.

SRU students will receive an email March 22 with information on how to register for Summer Session classes Students will then meet with their advisers during advanced registration, April 8-19, to secure their spot for priority placement in desired classes.

SRU will offer more than 550 Summer Session courses during five sessions, May 15-July 29.

"The Summer Session is a great opportunity for students to get ahead or stay ahead as they progress toward their degrees," said Amanda Yale, associate provost for enrollment services. "Enrolling in a summer class is a popular option and many people take advantage of all the courses that SRU offers to meet their needs."

Cassandra Liberta, a senior recreational therapy major from Doylestown, is grateful for the advantage that Summer Sessions provide to students. She previously took an online medical terminology course while working two summer jobs, rather than attempting to fit the course in during the following fall semester when she was taking four other classes.

"Even though I was working 30 hours a week, I had more free time in the summer," said Liberta, who will graduate this spring. "I could do my classwork in the evenings at my own pace and I didn't have to worry about taking the class when I returned to campus in the fall."

Nearly two thirds of the more than 4,000 roster spots in SRU summer classes are completely online. The percentage of SRU students enrolled in online summer courses has increased by 13 percent since 2014.

SRU's five Summer Sessions include: Pre-session, May 15-31 (six credits); Session I, June 3-28 (seven credits); Session II, July 1-29 (seven credits); Summer Term, June 3-July 29 (12 credits); and Full Summer, May 15-July 29 (12 credits). Undergraduates can earn 18 credits in 11 weeks and graduate students can take 15 credits in 11 weeks.

Current students can register for Summer Sessions online through the MySRU portal on the University website. Non-SRU students can register beginning April 22.

More information about registering is available online at: For more information about enrolling at SRU, contact the Office of Admissions at 724.738.2015.

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