Advantages of taking UConn Summer Courses

Last summer, more than 6,000 students, in-state and out-of-state, domestic and international, enrolled in a UConn Summer course. In fact, with more than 11,000 enrollments, most students enrolled in more than one course! 

The benefits of taking a UConn Summer Session Course are unique to all 6,000+ students, but its main advantages are what makes the program truly stand out:

  1. Tuition is the same for in-state, out-of-state, and non-degree/visiting students
  2. Choose from 600+ classes
  3. Enroll in up to 20 credits
  4. Fulfill requirements
  5. Immerse yourself in a subject


Whether you are a current UConn student, or a visiting/non-degree student, registering for UConn Summer courses is a simple process!  


Current UConn Students:

If you are a current student of the University seeking to enroll and earn some credit during the Summer, look no further! Current UConn students can enroll in summer courses via Student Admin just like they would for any fall or spring courses. Register today at the UConn Summer Session website.


Visiting Students

Now, if you are a visiting student coming from another University to take a course at UConn, let us be the first to welcome you! As you join the Husky family, here’s a few key ideas to keep in mind:

Visiting/non-degree students and incoming freshmen will need to take the additional step of submitting a non-degree application for approval before being able to enroll in UConn Summer courses. Visiting/non-degree and incoming freshmen should follow the registration instructions provided on our Visiting Students page.

As a visiting/non-degree student registering for a UConn course with prerequisites, you will be required to obtain a permission number before you can enroll in the course. Reaching out to your professor in order to receive the correct enrollment information is always the best way for you to receive course access.

Instructors will be able to provide you with a permission number to register for courses as long as you have met the prerequisite requirements. However, you will not be able to register for a specific class if any of the following is true:

  • The class is full. Lab courses can not be overenrolled due to safety concerns. If you are interested in taking a course that is already full, reach out to the Office of Summer and Winter Programs for more information. At times additional sections are added based on demand. 
  • The remaining seats in the class are reserved.
  • You do not meet the prerequisites. Although you may have taken coursework elsewhere, if your UConn transcript does not demonstrate successful completion of course prerequisites, you will need permission to register. Your instructor will require a copy of your unofficial transcript as proof of prerequisite completion.
  • The class is a graduate-level course and you are a current undergraduate student.


This can be frustrating, we know. That’s why we want to help. 


In order to reach your instructor you may contact them via their UConn email address to request a permission number. If they don’t get back to you in a day or two, please reach back out to us! We will help to facilitate the conversation. 

If the instructor does provide you with a permission number, you must resubmit your enrollment request (including that permission number.) The easiest way to include the permission number is to click on the class when it is in your shopping cart. A pop-up window will appear in which you can enter the number before continuing.

In order to confirm the transferability of UConn course credits, we ask that you please be sure to check with your academic advisor at your home campus. This will help to alleviate any bumps along the road and make for an easier transfer process. 

So what’s stopping you? Take the next step of your career, get ahead and fulfill those requirements by taking one (or a few) of the hundreds of courses offered. And remember that whichever class you choose, the advantages to taking a UConn Summer Session Course will benefit long after your time with us ends!