Maximize your Academic Year at Cal U

Reach your academic goals faster by enrolling in Cal U's Summer and Winter College. Designed for both Cal U students and those visiting from other institutions, our summer and winter course offerings include a wide range of undergraduate and graduate classes for credit.

Summer and winter courses are offered at convenient times, and all classes are taught online.


Summer College

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Choose from more than 200 credit courses offered in Cal U's Summer College. Courses take place online, and include day and evening offerings, special sessions, five­-week sessions and 10­-week sessions.

Are additions or changes made to the summer schedule?  The University reserves the right to postpone, limit enrollment, cancel, split, or combine classes and change Instructors and class locations when necessary. Information on courses that have been added to or deleted from the schedule after publication can be obtained from the Office of Academic Affairs (724-938-4407), or check the website through the VIP Portal.

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Winter College

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Learn during the winter break

Make the most of your winter break by earning credit in Cal U's five-week Winter College. Choose from dozens of exclusively online classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Winter registration begins Oct. 5, 2020 and classes start on Dec. 14, 2020.

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition for summer and winter courses are calculated on a per credit basis and vary depending on your place of residence and student level (undergraduate or graduate). Tuition is set by the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. 

Learn more about tuition and fees.

Financial Aid

Financial aid, including grants, work-study, and federal and private loans may be utilized for both the summer and winter terms, depending on your credit load and academic progress.

Learn more about summer/winter financial aid.