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Summer courses for 2024

Online registration opens April 9, 2024, and classes generally run June 3-June 28.

Here is the full list of all 2024 courses that are available for the summer 2024 registration period. 

Unless noted otherwise all academic and social conduct polices for the college are applicable to summer session. Questions about policy exceptions for summer session should be directed to the Committee on Advanced Standing and Degrees and will be resolved through the Director of Summer Programs, Greg Domski.

Due to the intense nature of Augustana Summer Session, students are limited to enrolling in only one 4-credit summer session course at a time. With special permission, students may exceed the 4 credit limit if they are enrolled in an internship with dates that encompass June, July and August, or are enrolled in an approved study away experience for the entire summer. Students participating in a summer session course in June may also take an internship for credit, however the internship cannot begin until the June summer session has ended and may not exceed 8 credits, or a total of 12 total summer credits. Registration surplus beyond those limits are not approved. 

Registration for summer-only (non-degree) students ends May 6. Prerequisite confirmation may be required for some courses.

Augustana online summer courses are $600 per credit hour.  Summer internships, research, independent study, and courses taught in-person are $954 per credit hour.

A $50 administrative fee will be applied to registrations after 4:30 p.m. on May 30.

Regular fees for individual music lessons also apply. Check individual course descriptions on Arches for any additional required fees beyond tuition.

The college reserves the right to discontinue or cancel classes that do not meet a minimum enrollment or when other conditions make cancelation necessary. See the deadline for cancelation below. 

Important dates*

(Complete calendar and deadlines)

April 9: Online registration opens through Arches.

May 6: Application deadline for summer part-time non-degree student materials (application, official transcripts, letter of support, etc.)

May 25: Term begins for travel courses. Registration must be complete prior to travel.

May 30: Last day for degree-seeking students to register in Arches, by 4:30 p.m.

May 31: Students may add summer classes by online add form only.

May 31: Classes with low enrollment are cancelled and students notified. 

June 3: Classes start on campus, 7 a.m.

June 4: Last day to add a summer class by online add form only, by noon.

June 4: Drop deadline to avoid “W” grade by online drop form only, by noon. All drops after this date receive a “W” grade. After this date students will receive no refund of any summer tuition charges regardless of attendance. Dropping coursework after this deadline is not an option regardless of attendance. 

June 4: Pass/no credit deadline for courses ending June 28, by noon. Use online P/NC form

June 14: Withdrawal deadline for courses ending June 28, by noon. (course receives a "W" grade) Use online drop form

June 24: SPAN-102 course begins (only non-specialized Summer 2024 course not offered from June 3-June 28).

June 25: For SPAN-102 only, drop deadline to avoid "W" grade by online drop form only, by noon. All drops after this date receive a "W" grade. After this date students will receive no refund of any summer tuition charges regardless of attendance.

June 25: For SPAN-102 only, pass/no credit deadline, by noon. Use online P/NC form

June 28: Last day of class for June 3-June 28 courses.

July 3: Grades due by noon for June 3-June 28 Summer Session Courses.

July 8: For SPAN-102 only, withdrawal deadline, by noon. All drops will receive a "W" grade. Use online drop form

July 12: Last day of class for SPAN-102 only.

July 15: Grades due by noon for SPAN-102.

Aug. 16: End of term for travel courses.

Aug. 16: Last day to withdraw from a summer internship or research/fieldwork summer-long experience online drop form, by noon ("W" grades apply).

Aug. 16: Summer graduation date for transcript.

Aug. 19: Grades due by noon for all summer travel courses, experiential courses, research experiences, and internships. 

Aug. 20: Transcripts available for completed summer courses in Arches

Aug. 22: Transcripts with summer graduation available in Arches.

Sept. 16: Last day to request free transcripts in Arches for non-degree and summer grad students.

*Courses that begin later in the summer (internships, research, sequenced courses, etc.) will have deadlines that mirror the days passed for the above deadlines (i.e. the drop to avoid a "W" deadline for a course that begins July 10 would be on day two, noon, June 11) For exact dates please contact the Office of the Registrar. 

Financial aid

The primary forms of financial aid for the summer term are loans and grants.

  • The Federal Direct Loan Program-students who have not used their entire loan eligibility for the academic year may be eligible to borrow the remainder of their loan eligibility for summer.
  • Private Education Loans-students may qualify for a private loan. A credit worthy co-signer is required
  • Federal Parent PLUS Loans-Parents may be eligible to borrow through the PLUS loan for summer.
  • Federal Pell Grants-students may be eligible for grant assistance through the Pell Grant program.

Augustana institutional funds are not available for summer. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 309-794-7207 to determine if you are eligible to borrow through the loan or grant programs.

If you are receiving federal financial aid for the summer term, it is vital to check with financial aid before dropping a course. Federal regulations could result in your owing the college if you withdraw from a course, or fail to begin a course for which you have registered.

Acadeum consortial and transfer courses

Augustana students have the option of enrolling in online summer courses from other colleges and universities through a course sharing platform called Acadeum. 

Courses taken through Acadeum are billed at the same rate as Augustana online courses, which is $600 per credit for summer 2024 through spring 2025. Augustana helps facilitate enrollment and billing; however, students enrolling through Acadeum become students at the partnering institution for the duration of the course and are subject to that institution's policies and procedures.

Two different types of courses are offered through Acadeum, Consortial and Transfer. They differ in important ways, and not every student is eligible for both types. 

1. Consortial Courses.  Augustana students in good academic standing can take a summer online consortial course through Acadeum. A consortial course appears on the student's Augustana transcript as an Augustana course (though with a special section number to indicate that it was not actually taken at Augustana), and the grade earned in a consortial course impacts the student's Augustana GPA. Consortial courses cannot be counted among the minimum of 60 credits in-residence at Augustana that are required for graduation, and they cannot be included among the last 12 credits applied to the degree.

2. Transfer Courses. Transfer courses are an option both for current students in good academic standing at Augustana and for former students who are not currently enrolled but intend to return to Augustana (e.g., students who are suspended for academic reasons, students taking a gap semester for personal reasons, etc.)  

Interested in Acadeum? Take the following steps:

  1. Contact Augustana's Acadeum Initiatives Coordinator to discuss eligibility and course options.
  2. Explore pre-approved courses in the Acadeum Portal.
    • To find consortial courses, filter by "Financial Aid Eligible". Transfer courses are not "Financial Aid Eligible".
    • Do not request registration in the Acadeum Portal at this point, unless you are an eligible student requesting a summer consortial course. June 28 is Augustana's deadline to submit an enrollment request for a summer consortial course. After June 28, Augustana allows summer Acadeum enrollment only in transfer courses, and you must follow the additional steps below before the add deadline for the course.
  3. Submit the Petition to Transfer Coursework and any required Petitions to the Committee on Academic Standing and Degrees (AS&D). 
  4. Forward your approved Petition(s) to 
  5. Return to the Acadeum Portal and request registration in the course(s) for which you have an approved Petition to Transfer Coursework.


  • If you are receiving federal financial aid for the summer term, it is vital to check with financial aid before dropping a course. Federal regulations could cause you to owe the college if you withdraw from a course or fail to begin a course for which you have registered.
  • Augustana does not allow concurrent enrollment. Acadeum courses may not overlap with Augustana's fall or spring semester or with enrollment in an Augustana summer course, except by approval of an AS&D petition.
  • Summer graduates: Any Acadeum courses must end in time for your transcript to be received by Augustana and processed by August 16. 

updated 2.6.24 (MR)