Summer Sessions: Graduate

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As a graduate student, you may have a program that begins with a summer cohort, or you may want to take advantage of summer to complete your program’s required courses — or add to your career skills. Summer Sessions allows you to meet your goals.

Graduate Courses

View the Time Schedule’s complete list of graduate Summer Sessions 2024 courses to find the classes you need. Start and end dates vary by program. Click on the course title in the Time Schedule for specific course dates.


Tuition for 2024-2025 graduate programs (Summer 2024 through Spring 2025) will be published in early May and will be linked here when available. Costs vary by program and degree.

If you have questions, please contact Student Financial Services at, or by phone at (206) 281-2061 or (800) 737-8826.



The process you follow to register for Summer Sessions depends on your student status.

Continuing students: Register online through Banner

Non-matriculated students: Find information on how to register, including a link to the registration form, on the Non-Matriculated Student FAQ page.

Registration Deadlines

  • Adding courses for 2- and 4-week sessions: You must register by the third business day of the session. Registrations will not be accepted after this date.
  • Adding courses for 8-week sessions: You must register by the fifth business day of the session. Registrations will not be accepted after this date.
  • Dropping courses: You must drop a course before it ends. Once the course has ended, you will not be allowed to withdraw.
  • Internships, independent studies, individual instruction, and dissertations have the extended registration deadline of Monday, July 22.

The registration deadline for summer courses varies. You can register for a course up until the first day of class. Web registration for summer courses will also vary depending on the start date of each course. Web registration may close before the course starts, and students will need to register in an alternative fashion (see alternatives above).

If you receive the error message, “Registration changes are not allowed. Course status dates not within range for part of term,” web registration has closed for that course. 

Summer Waitlist

If a Summer Sessions course fills, you should be able to add yourself to a waitlist. If a spot in the course opens prior to the first day of class, Banner will automatically send you an email notification of the open spot. You are responsible for registering for the course within the time period given in the email notification and prior to the first day of the class.

The waitlist will be active beginning the first day of Summer registration. The registration window will be 24 hours after the email notification of an open spot is sent to you, up until the Monday after Commencement for Spring Quarter. Beginning the Monday after Commencement, the registration window will shift to 72 hours for the rest of the summer.

If you miss your email notification or forget to register, you automatically will be dropped from the waitlist and the you must re-add yourself to the waitlist if you still desire a spot in the course.

The waitlist will close to “adds” a few days prior to each Summer Sessions course session. That means you will not be able to add yourself to a waitlist, but if you are already on the waitlist and space becomes available, you will still be able to register into a course for which you have received a notification, provided the course has not already begun.

Registration questions? Contact the Office of the Registrar at


If you withdraw from one or more summer courses, you must officially withdraw from the course(s) in Self-Service Banner.The deadline to drop a course is listed in the Important Dates section of the Summer Sessions website.

  • Go to Banner > Student Menu > Registration and Class Schedules Menu > Class Registration and Planning > Register for Classes > Choose the "drop" or "withdraw" option for the appropriate course and click submit.

Please see the Summer Refund Schedule below. The date the withdrawal is submitted in Self-Service Banner determines the amount of the refund. If you do not drop on the web, your financial obligations will remain binding.

You may not drop a class after the withdrawal deadline or after the course has ended.

Summer Refund Schedule

Seven or Eight-week Sessions
  • Week 1: 100%
  • Week 2: 50 %
Three- or Four-Week Sessions
  • Week 1: 100%
  • After Week 1: 0%
Short Sessions
  • By second class: 100%
  • After second class: 0%
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Summer Fast Facts

Find out what's open on campus—and what's not—and how to access campus resources and services.

Library Hours

Library Hours

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Uni-com: Campus Information Desk

Not sure where your class’ building location is? Lost your mobile phone? Want to find a vending machine with snacks? Go to the Uni-com desk in the Student Union Building.