Summer Session

2020 timeline:

  • April 20: Schedule of classes available online
  • May 4: Registration opens
  • June 22: Classes begin

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 flexible remote classes. 

We get it: Sometimes it feels like the world has stopped. All your classes are remote. You’re staying home to save lives from COVID-19. And in many ways, this summer will be like no other in PSU’s history. 

Yet one thing hasn’t changed: 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. 

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


Why Summer Session? 


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. You can even earn credit for a remote internship. 

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All PSU summer courses are remote in 2020 to comply with Oregon’s stay-at-home order and slow the spread of COVID-19. While our campus is closed until further notice, we are still offering a full schedule of virtual classes. All instruction, coursework, labs and study groups will be remote, using video and online tools. 

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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.

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Our remote 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.

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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.

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