Taking classes at Calvin in the summer is a unique opportunity to concentrate on your studies and receive Calvin credit at a reduced cost.

Take advantage of low costs for classes

We’ve greatly reduced the cost of Summer Term courses to $520 per semester hour (down from $826)—and you may be eligible for financial aid.

Improve your GPA

During Summer Term, you’re free to give your full attention to just one class at a time, making your learning experience more focused. If you need to raise your GPA before the fall semester, Summer Term is an excellent opportunity for improvement.

Stay on track with your academic plan

Summer Term is ideal for students with a demanding academic schedule. It’s an excellent chance to earn the Calvin credits you need to graduate on time—or maybe even ahead of schedule.

Enjoy flexible scheduling

Flexible class scheduling and online courses make it easy to take a summer course even with a busy schedule. Courses available online are indicated in the list below.

Courses available during Summer Term

The following courses are offered during Summer Term. Please note that availability is limited and some courses listed below may become unavailable as they fill up. For up-to-date course availability, see the registration page.

  • BIOL 115: Human Biology
  • BIOL 115L: Human Biology Lab
  • BIOL 205: Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 205L: Human Anatomy Lab
  • BUS 359: Internship in Business (ONLINE)
Communication Arts and Sciences
  • CAS 101: Oral Rhetoric
  • CAS 141: Visual Rhetoric
  • CAS 141: Visual Rhetoric (ONLINE)
Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • CHEM 103: General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 103L: General Chemistry I Lab
  • CHEM 104: General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 104L: General Chemistry II Lab
  • CHEM 261: Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 262: Organic Chemistry II
  • CLAS 231: Classical Mythology
  • CLAS 231: Classical Mythology (ONLINE)
  • ECON 222: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • EDUC 500: Intro to Graduate Studies
  • EDUC 510: Advanced Foundations in Education (ONLINE)
  • EDUC 530: Intro to Education Leadership (ONLINE)
  • EDUC 544: Early Literacy Learner (ONLINE)
  • EDUC 554: Pathways to Inclusion (ONLINE)
  • EDUC 555: Designing Instruction (ONLINE)
  • EDUC 596: Graduate Seminar
  • IDIS 150: Developing a Christian Mind
  • ENGL 234: Gender and Literature
  • ENGL 370: Linguistics
  • ENGL 380: Internship
  • HE 254: Nutrition (ONLINE)
  • HIST 151: History of the West & World I (ONLINE)
  • HIST 152: History of the West & World II
  • HIST 153: Explorations in World History
  • KIN 216: Medical Terminology (ONLINE)
  • KIN 346: Field Internship
Personal Fitness
  • PER 103: Road Cycling
  • PER 124: Swim I
  • PER 125: Swim II
  • PER 132: Golf I
  • PER 182: Tennis I
Mathematics and Statistics
  • STAT 143: Probability and Statistics
  • PHIL 153: Fundamental Questions in Philosophy
  • PHIL 153: Fundamental Questions in Philosophy (ONLINE)
Physics and Astronomy
  • PHYS 221: General Physics
  • PHYS 221L: General Physics Lab
  • PHYS 222: General Physics
  • PHYS 222L: General Physics Lab
  • PSYC 151: Introductory Psychology
  • PSYC 380: Internship in Psychology (ONLINE)
  • RECR 346: Field Internship in Recreation
  • REL 121: Biblical Literature and Theology
  • REL 223: Paul's Letters
  • REL 230: Revelation and Knowledge of God
  • SOC 130: Cultural Anthropology
  • SOC 250: Diversity and Inequality in the United States
  • SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish
  • SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II (ONLINE)
  • SPAN 301: Advanced Grammar, Composition, and Conversation I
Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • SPAUD 101: Intro to Speech Pathology and Audiology (ONLINE)
  • SPAUD 505: Research Methods in SLP
  • SPAUD 508: Speech Sound Disorders
  • SPAUD 510: Fluency Disorders
  • SPAUD 532: Clinical Practicum: On-Campus III
  • SPAUD 542: Clinical Practicum: Externship II (ONLINE)
  • SPAUD 595: Thesis


If you have questions about Summer Term that aren’t answered here, contact the Registrar’s office in the Center for Student Success.

Registration: open now
Cost: $520/semester hour (reduced rate)

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Summer Term is also great time for high school students to start taking college courses and see what makes the Calvin University academic experience unique.

High school registration