Summer Session

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Summer Session 2019

Finish Your Degree Faster this Summer.

Did you know that over 70% of our bachelor’s degree graduates took summer courses to accelerate their path to graduation? Summer Session at the CUNY School of Professional Studies is a great way to make progress toward graduation by catching up on courses or moving ahead in your degree. It's the perfect time to enroll in a general education course or that elective you've been eager to take. Summer Session is open to current and newly admitted CUNY SPS students, all current CUNY students via ePermit, and visiting students from other colleges.

As a leader in the University’s initiative to save students money on textbooks, 87% of our General Education summer sections are Zero Textbook Cost online courses.  Be sure to search for these “Z sections” which use Open Education Resources (OER) rather than traditional textbooks.

Summer registration begins on Monday, March 11.

As an undergraduate degree student, you may be able to use financial aid to pay for summer session classes.

Financial Aid Options (PDF)

Earn up to 9 credits between our three Summer Session options:




Registration Deadlines

Nondegree/Visiting Students
Registration Deadlines

7 Week Session

May 29 – July 18

Up to 6 credits

May 23

May 16

10 Week Session

May 29 – August 8

Up to 6 credits

May 23

May 16

3 Week Session

July 22 – August 11

Up to 3 credits

July 15

July 11

Current CUNY School of Professional Studies Students: Students may register for summer session via CUNYfirst beginning Monday, March 11. If you have questions about which course(s) to take, please contact your academic or program advisor.

Current CUNY Students (e-Permit): If you are a CUNY student who would like to take a summer class at CUNY SPS, follow these instructions for the ePermit process.

Visiting Students: If you are not enrolled in a CUNY college and would like to take a summer class at CUNY SPS, please submit the nondegree application. Review this guide on how to search for classes on CUNYfirst and instructions to enroll in a course. If you have a question, please contact the Office of the Registrar at

Undergraduate applicants: If you have never applied for admission to a CUNY SPS bachelor’s program and would like to start your degree with a summer class, you will need to apply for Fall 2019 admission. After submitting your application, you will need to complete your application with all required documents by April 30 and be admitted for the fall in order to be eligible for our summer session. To expedite the processing of your application, you should have all official transcripts submitted directly to CUNY SPS.  Please contact the Office of Admissions at if you have already submitted or plan to submit a new application and have questions about our summer session.

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