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Why Summer Session?

  • Graduate early.
  • Enjoy smaller classes and more access to faculty.
  • Enjoy access to high-demand classes that can be harder to get into during other quarters.
  • Choose from 100+ online course options - complete courses from home or wherever you are.


Summer Session is an open quarter - admission to Western is not required. Learn how to enroll by visiting Community Members and Visiting Students.

Resources for a successful remote-learning experience are available at the Keep Learning website.
 

Types of Courses Available

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Earn credits anywhere life takes you with 100+ courses offered online. Check out what online Summer Courses are available.

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Join Western faculty in the field and throughout the U.S. while earning credit.

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Immerse yourself in new environments and cultures with Study Abroad exchange programs. Learn more on the Study Abroad website.

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From Anthropology to Career Preparation Courses, see what special opportunities Summer Session has to offer!