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Summer Session 2021

Villanova's campus in summer

The summer of 2021 will be full of new beginnings and new pursuits. As our lives re-emerge from social distancing, many will seek fresh ideas or commit to learning new skills. Villanova University’s wide offering of Summer Session courses includes a diverse array of opportunities for all types of learners.

Online Learning for Any Student

The vast majority of Villanova’s summer courses can be completed fully online and are beneficial to a wide swath of interested students. Whether you are a current Villanova undergraduate or graduate student, a student from another university, an ambitious high school student, or professional learner, Villanova has an option for you.

Students can use summer courses to get ahead, stay on track for graduation, or jump back in after a time away from the classroom. Whatever your needs, they can be met among the offerings from all six of Villanova’s colleges—the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, the College of Professional Studies and the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.

With smaller classes than during the academic school year, Summer Sessions enable students and teachers to connect in a meaningful way and allows for frequent, engaging participation by all.

Courses offered during Summer Session can benefit more than just traditional collegiate students. Forward-thinking high school students are encouraged to join Villanova’s Pre-College Academy, which offers a series of college level courses, taught by Villanova faculty for two weeks in July.

Summer Session at Villanova has options for all types of students:

Current Villanova Undergraduates: Get ahead in your course work or stay on track with a minor or additional major. Focus on a topic that inspires you but usually doesn’t fit into your yearly schedule. Stay engaged with your major or a new area of study while away from campus!

Current Villanova Graduate Students: Maximize your time by working toward your graduate degree between semesters! If you haven’t started a program or aren’t sure which courses are right for you, Summer Session is the perfect time to begin your journey.

Students from other Universities: Stay on track for your desired graduation date or get ahead before returning to your campus next fall. Explore our offerings to supplement your work during the school year!

High School Students: Prepare for college-level work in our Pre-College Academy! This fully online program offered in two sessions in July is the perfect way to experience college-level learning and is a great addition to college applications.

Non-Degree Seeking Professionals: Even if you aren’t seeking a degree, there are summer course options for you! Many of our professional education courses run over the summer months and enable you to learn new skills or sharpen the ones required in your career path, while expanding your professional network! Some of our courses running this summer include Immigration Studies Training for Advocates, Learning Design and Technology, Human Resources Essentials and HR Management, Lean Six Sigma and more.

Explore Summer Session

If any of this information sparked your interest, Summer Session could be for you! Make the most of this summer by taking steps toward your goals and enriching your education. Visit the Summer Sessions website to discover the possibilities and explore the wide-ranging online courses available through Villanova.