Summer Session 2015

Summer session courses are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of formats to help students accelerate degree completion or to explore elective areas of study.

The Summer 2015 schedule of courses is available to be viewed, and registration will open on Feb. 23, 2015.  Once registration opens, it is generally open through the first day of the respective summer term. 

Go to the "Live Course Search" on SpartanWeb and enter any of the summer terms in the "term" field (look for May Term or any term starting with "Summer") to find courses that are offered. You are not required to log on to SpartanWeb to search for courses. You can also view a list of all summer courses, which is sorted by discipline. If you don't see the course you want or have a suggestion for a summer course, email

You do not have to get your adviser to clear you for any summer courses if you are a continuing UT student; however, it is suggested students consult with their adviser before registering in a course to ensure it fits in their program of study. New students should see below for admission requirements.

Summer 2015 tuition and fees will be posted on or before April 1, 2015. Check with the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible if you plan to seek financial assistance for your summer courses.

Hybrid courses

Hybrid classes combine in-classroom and online instructional experiences. To search for hybrid classes, select HY in the "Method" window on SpartanWeb "Live Course Search." Hybrid classes meet in the classroom for about half as many hours as traditional full face-to-face classes with the other half conducted via Blackboard online.

Introducing compact residency hybrid courses

These specially formatted hybrid courses meet on campus during the first two weeks of the term only. The remainder of the class is conducted online. For example, a student enrolled in a MayTerm course could take an additional course in Summer I by staying for just two extra weeks of on-campus instruction, and then complete the course online from anywhere in the world. Look for these compact residency hybrid classes in Summer I on SpartanWeb. Meeting days during the first two weeks of the term can be found in the course "notes" section.

COM 225 MEDIA WRITING, meets afternoons
HSC 130 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY, meets mornings
HSC 350 BIOSTATISTICS, meets mornings
JOU 101 INTRO TO JOURNALISM, meets mornings
PSY 250 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, meets mornings

Do you want to improve your GPA?

Try STEP UP, a program for students struggling to reach the level of academic achievement desired. This comprehensive and focused program of personal and academic skill development starts in the Summer I term. For more information, go to the program website or contact the Academic Success Center.

Wait lists

Students are encouraged to go on the wait list in those instances when a desired course is full. Wait lists are monitored daily, and students who meet all course requirements are automatically registered in the course if a seat opens up. The student on the wait list with the highest number of completed credit hours will be the first to receive the next available seat.

Continuing Students

Registration information for all continuing students.
Students already enrolled at The University of Tampa may register themselves for classes in any of the summer terms, including May Term, as soon as registration opens (see above for date registration opens). Registration remains open until the start of the respective summer term. Prepayment will be required for late registrations. Adviser clearance is not required for summer term registration, but it is suggested students consult with their adviser if there are questions concerning the correct courses to take during the summer.

New Graduate Students

Registration information for new graduate students.
Individuals anticipating starting one of The University of Tampa's graduate programs in the summer should first apply to the University. For information on a graduate program, such as admission requirements, contact the Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies at (813) 258-7409 or

Non-Degree/Transient/Auditors and others new to UT

Registration information for new undergraduate students.

Visiting students are welcome to attend The University of Tampa during one of its summer terms. Simply complete the application and provide an official or unofficial transcript of previously completed college-level work.

Individuals anticipating starting one of The University of Tampa's undergraduate programs during a summer term, either as a full-time or part-time student, should first apply to the University. More information can be obtained by contacting the Office of Admissions at (813) 253-6211, (888) MINARET or

High School Students

Opportunities for summer enrichment and earning college credit
High school students may take classes at UT with a letter of recommendation from a high school principal or counselor. Apply as a non-degree seeking student.

The Hillsborough Scholars Summer Academy is a week-long academic camp for exceptionally talented, rising eighth-grade students in the Hillsborough County Public Schools. Classes are taught collaboratively by Hillsborough County instructors and University of Tampa professors on the picturesque campus of The University of Tampa. Learn more.

On campus summer housing

Apply for campus housing

Students who wish to live in the residence hall during the summer must be attending class in the summer or be employed on campus. Use the online Summer Housing Form to request a residence hall assignment during one or several summer terms. For more information about on-campus or off-campus summer housing contact the Office of Residence Life.

Financial Aid

Plan ahead for financial aid in summer
Financial aid is very limited during the summer. Students who wish to apply and qualify for summer financial aid should talk with a financial aid counselor as early as possible. Contact the Financial Aid Office at (813) 253-6219 or to explore your options. New students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

International students

International students may start in the summer
Non-U.S. students may begin their studies at The University of Tampa in one of the summer terms. All international students must be considered full-time in the summer and have received appropriate visa status. Since it can take a considerable amount of time for all necessary processing of paperwork, international students are encouraged to start this process well in advance of the desired start date. Go to international admissions for details.

Summer Meal Plans

Special summer meal plans available for commuters and students living on campus
A variety of special summer meal plans are available for purchase. These are convenient and economical. For more information, go to Summer Block Meal Plans and select the plan that is best for you. NOTE: summer block plans will indicate "summer." If no summer block meal plans are currently posted, please return to this page at a later date. Dining services will be posting them closer to the start of the summer session.

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Contact Information

Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies
Phone: (813) 253-6249
Fax: (813) 258-7451
In Person: Fairgrounds Office


The University of Tampa is a member of the North American Association of Summer Sessions.