Summer Session

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Summer Session 2021

Finish Your Degree Faster this Summer.

Did you know that over 70% of our bachelor’s degree graduates took summer classes during their programs? Summer Session at the CUNY School of Professional Studies is a great way to make progress toward graduation by catching up or moving ahead in your degree. It's the perfect time to enroll in a general education class 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, 95% of our General Education summer classes have Zero Textbook Cost. Be sure to search for these “Z sections” which use Open Education Resources (OER) rather than traditional textbooks.

Summer registration is open now!

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




Registration Deadlines

Nondegree/Visiting Students
Registration Deadlines

7 Week Session

Jun 1 – Jul 19

Up to 6 credits

May 28

May 17

10 Week Session

Jun 1 – Aug 9

Up to 6 credits

May 21

May 17

3 Week Session

Jul 26 – Aug 15

Up to 3 credits

July 19

July 12

Summer Session Registration

Current CUNY School of Professional Studies students

Students may register for summer session via CUNYfirst beginning Monday, March 8. 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.

Undergraduate applicants

We welcome new students to begin their studies in our summer session. If you have never applied for admission to one of our bachelor’s degree programs and would like to enroll this summer, you will need to apply for Fall 2021 transfer admission. After submitting your application by the April 5 priority deadline, you will need to complete your application with all required documents by April 19 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 if you have already submitted or plan to submit a new application and have questions about our Summer Session. ​

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