Summer Session

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Make a bold choice this Summer

Bold isn’t a trait. It’s a choice. And at Portland State, you can choose to fast-track your future this summer in hundreds of classes. 

Summer Session enables you to not only get ahead on your path to graduation but also offers more than 1,000 courses to choose from. Take an entire year of Spanish, complete a required course in only a few weeks, or enroll in PSU for the first time. 

We’ll still be there for you with all the academic support, advising and financial aid you need to succeed. And Summer Session courses will have a Pass/No Pass grading option, which is noted on the class schedule.

Make a bold choice: Sign up for Summer Session at PSU.

Key dates

Class schedule available April 19, 2021
Registration opens May 3, 2021
Classes begin June 20, 2021



Take control of your summer and get on the fast track to graduation. Our flexible summer classes are designed to fit your schedule and help you advance on your degree path. You can study wherever you are and pick from a range of formats. Check off a requirement or try something new.


Portland State is Oregon’s most affordable urban research university, and many admitted students are eligible for financial aid during the summer. Contact the Financial Aid Office to see if you have financial aid available for summer.



Our summer classes offer the same resources and services you’re used to at Portland State. You can talk with advisors, find an academic coach or tutor in our Learning Center, work with an online consultant from our Writing Center, chat with a librarian 24/7, or connect with a resource center. We’re here to help.

Open to new students  

Whether you are just taking one class or starting your first term, summer is a great time to join the Portland State community. Applying is quick. If you are not working toward a degree, you can pay in-state tuition rates. Credits easily transfer back to other schools.