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Admission & Aid

Summer Sessions at USF

Stay on track — or get ahead — by enrolling in summer college courses at USF.

A discount of 33% off regular Fall and Spring tuition rates applies to Summer undergraduate courses in programs normally offered on our Hilltop Campus. Summer 3-, 6-, and 12-week undergraduate classes will run May 20 to August 9. Over half of all courses are offered online, either synchronously (via zoom) or asynchronously, so students may enroll from any location, and combine summer coursework with summer work, internships, and travel.

Session Schedule

Whether you're looking to complete courses online, extending the academic year, or getting a jumpstart on Fall, there are summer courses scheduled to meet your needs.

Sessions Session # Summer 2024 Dates
12 week session Session 1 5/20 - 8/9 (M-F)
6 week session Session 2 5/20 – 6/28 (M-F)
6 week session Session 3 7/1 – 8/9 (M-F)
3 week session Session 4 5/20 – 6/7 (M-F)
3 week session Session 5 6/10 – 6/28 (M-F)
3 week session Session 6 7/1 – 7/19 (M-F)
3 week session Session 7 7/22 – 8/9 (M-F)

Summer Tuition

The reduced summer tuition rate applies to traditional undergrad courses in Arts, Science, Management, and Nursing taken on the San Francisco campus. All summer tuition is billed on a per credit basis.

Graduate courses vary in cost per credit. Visiting Students interested in taking graduate courses can find the cost per credit by contacting the appropriate school or college (Arts and Science, Management, Nursing and Health Professions, Education, and Law).

Tuition and Fees

Summer Housing

Complete Student Housing information on Summer housing, including eligibility, tuition, and frequently asked questions can be found on the Summer School Housing site. The application for summer 2024 housing will open at the beginning of April 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Both continuing USF degree-seeking students, and Visiting Students.

  • Registration for undergraduate students for Summer Sessions begins Nov. 16, 2023 (the same date as Spring Registration) and continues until the dates below:

    Session 1 - May 24
    Session 2 - May 21
    Session 3 - June 30
    Session 4 - May 20
    Session 5 - June 10
    Session 6 and 7- June 30

  • Students taking more than 18 credits must have authorization from their School or College. Most summer sessions are offered in a condensed period of time so scheduling classes and sufficient time for assignments must be considered.

  • As a Visiting Student. Students not currently enrolled at USF can take courses by completing a short Visiting Student Application for admission. The application for Visiting Students is currently available at

  • You can apply until the last summer session begins on July 22.

  • Financial aid is normally awarded for Fall and Spring semesters for traditional undergraduates. If Federal aid is NOT depleted during Fall and Spring, remaining aid eligible from those semesters could be used in summer.

    Students whose first USF enrollment is during Spring semester may be awarded financial aid for both Spring and Summer, except for University aid, which is normally awarded Fall and Spring semesters only. University aid is institutional grant, as opposed to state or federal grants or loans.

    If a student uses all of her or his federal aid during Fall and Spring, the option is credit-based loan programs for which they or a parent may be able to apply.

  • Yes, continuing degree seeking USF students may take classes during the summer. International Visiting Students may take classes if they are currently studying at an institution in the United States with an F-1 visa, as they continue to maintain full-time F-1 status at that institution.

    You may also take courses as a visiting student if your United States Visa type includes eligibility to study. All non-immigrant visa holders should complete a Visiting International Student Request Form in addition to their application to verify their ability to study.

  • Students in high school are able to apply as visiting students to take undergraduate courses. As with all students, some courses require that a student will have taken prerequisite classes in order to register.

  • Students can audit courses and will not receive course credits or a grade.

  • Yes, courses from all areas of the USF Core Curriculum will be offered during USF Summer Sessions 2024 in addition to required Rhetoric and Composition courses and major course requirements.

  • The schedule of course offerings for all summer sessions will be available in October 2023.

  • Yes, as long as your schedule allows.

  • No, a science course must be taken with the lab.

  • All students, both USF and Visiting Students, may find prerequisite courses, or restrictions (space limitations, major requirement) that require additional authorization before they are able to register for a class.

  • Students should confirm with their home institution whether courses taken at USF will transfer to their degree program.

  • Payment is due May 1 for Summer Semester sessions. Students who register for classes after May 1 must make payment immediately, or make arrangements for the University’s Payment Plan. The last date to join the payment plan for summer semester sessions is May 21. Students who register after that date will have to make payment in full in order to register.

  • Tuition charges are applied to your account when you register for classes. Students can pay their tuition using online e-check, personal checks, international bank wire transfer, or by signing up for a payment plan. Go to the Billing and Tuition page for more information.

USF Summer Sessions

Lone Mountain Main 251
2800 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

Monday – Friday:
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.