Summer Courses at Penn State Altoona

Whether you're a first-year student looking to get a head start on your college career, a current student looking to get ahead or catch up, or a student at another college or University home for the summer, Penn State Altoona offers online and in-person learning opportunities.

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Summer Courses

Penn State Altoona offers courses across the four summer sessions–Maymester, Regular Summer Session, Summer Session I, and Summer Session II.

Summer sessions offer an excellent opportunity to catch up or get ahead in small and engaging classes. You can take courses that will count toward completing a certificate, minor, or major. Summer course registration opens in early February and continues until the start of the summer session.

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Visiting Students

Steps to Enroll in Summer Classes at Penn State Altoona:

  1. Fill out the Undergraduate Non-Degree Enrollment Form.
  2. Remember to check your email. Penn State will send you an email regarding account creation and log-on instructions for LionPATH.
  3. Once you log into LionPATH, you will need to complete the Pre-Registration Activity Guide/Financial Responsibility Agreement.
  4. Now you are ready to add courses to your schedule. Summer Registration begins in early February. If you are registering for a course that has enforced prerequisites, you will not be able to register through LionPATH. You will need to submit the Prerequisite Override Form, and if the request is approved, the Registrar’s Office will add the course to your schedule.
  5. Your bill will appear in your LionPATH account. For questions, please contact the Bursar’s Office at 814-949-5028.

Transcript Request: If you attend another University or College and need a transcript sent after the completion of your summer course(s), you can request a transcript online.

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