Mercyhurst University’s 2021 Summer Session offers students from all colleges and universities the opportunity to enrich their educational experiences with a diverse offering of summer courses. Get ahead in your college career, delve into a course you couldn’t take in the spring or fall, or accelerate your progress toward your undergrad or grad degree. Full-credit courses from across the curriculum are available on campus or online, offering you flexible and convenient access to Mercyhurst’s expert faculty and dynamic learning experiences at a summer tuition rate that’s among the lowest in the region.

Mercyhurst’s Summer Session runs from May 24 through Aug. 19; eight-week half-semester Minis will run from May 24 through July 2 and July 12 through Aug. 19. Courses are offered during the full 16-week Summer Session as well as during each eight-week Mini session. Please see below for open courses; additional seats may be added.

Tuition for traditional visiting students is $615 per credit with a one-time $85 registration fee. Tuition for adult visiting students is $555 per credit with a one-time $85 registration fee. Tuition for high school dual enrollment students is $100 per credit. A discounted rate of $80 per credit is available to Mercyhurst Preparatory School students.

Please note that this summer registration form is for visiting and high school students only. Current Mercyhurst students should register for their summer courses through Self-Service.

Dual Enrollment at Mercyhurst University

Mercyhurst’s Dual Enrollment program allows high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses while still in high school. This program is available during the school year as well as the summer; summer courses through Dual Enrollment are open only to rising juniors and seniors.

Through Dual Enrollment, high school students can begin earning college credit and building a Mercyhurst University transcript, making it an excellent option for high school students who want to get a jumpstart on college course requirements and make progress toward a college degree. Any credits earned will count toward a student’s undergraduate degree from Mercyhurst University or, in most cases, will transfer to another college. Earning college credits while still in high school affords students greater flexibility and freedom during their undergraduate years to pursue other academic interests, add another major or minor, free up space in their schedules to study abroad, or graduate early.

Applying for Summer Dual Enrollment

High school students interested in registering for summer college course(s) at Mercyhurst can do so above. Summer tuition must be paid be paid in full at the time of course registration.

If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar's Office at or 814-824-2250.

Summer Housing

Housing on campus is available during the summer session for undergraduate and graduate students at $100 per week.

Students interested in residing on campus must submit a housing contract with the Office of Residence Life. To request a housing contract, or for more information, contact the Office of Residence Life at

A residence hall room assignment will not be made until the housing contract is received. Room assignments are made based upon class year status and a random lottery of summer applications. Applications will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis as space permits.

Summer 2021 Deadlines

Full Summer

First Day of Classes: 05/24/21
Last Day to Add/Drop: 05/28/21
Last Day to Pass/Fail: 08/06/21
Last Day to Withdraw: 08/13/21
Last Day of Classes: 08/19/21

Mini A

First Day of Classes: 05/24/21
Last Day to Add/Drop: 05/28/21
Last Day to Pass/Fail: 06/18/21
Last Day to Withdraw: 06/25/21
Last Day of Classes: 07/02/21

Mini B

First Day of Classes: 07/12/21
Last Day to Add/Drop: 07/16/21
Last Day to Pass/Fail: 08/06/21
Last Day to Withdraw: 08/13/21
Last Day of Classes: 08/19/21