Summer Session

Summer Session

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During the summer, Carroll offers a wide variety of classes across disciplines, all of which will fulfill Core and/or particular major requirements.

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Study at Carroll even if you won’t be in Helena! Many online and remote courses are available in a wide variety of subjects.

Pay a deeply discounted rate! At $746 per credit, summer tuition is discounted 46% from the regular undergraduate rate. Additional fees may apply; please see the Summer 2024 schedule of courses and the cost of attendance page for more detailed information. There is also a summer student technology fee of $60.

Use your Financial Aid! You may be able to apply for summer grants and loans, depending on your eligibility.

Live on campus for a bargain price! Students taking summer school classes and/or working on campus as a Carroll employee can live on campus for only $70 per week! Check back in early April for more information on summer housing paperwork.

Three-week, six-week, and twelve-week sessions are available during the dates below. No classes on May 27 (Memorial Day) or July 4-5 (Fourth of July Holiday).

Undergraduate CoursesSession 1Session 2Session 3Session 4
Summer 3WMay 20 -    
June 7, 2024
June 10 -    
June 28, 2024
July 1 -    
July19, 2024
July 22 -    
August 9, 2024
Summer 6WMay 20 -    
June 28, 2024
July 1 -    
August 9, 2024
Summer 12WMay 20 -    
August 9, 2024
Online Course ExchangeComing soon   

Additional special sessions are also offered for field experiences and other experiential learning courses.

  • After registration opens, courses may be added through the first day of class, except for online consortium courses that require more advanced notice (for Summer 2024, the registration deadline for online consortium courses is May 2, 2024).
  • Payment for summer courses is due on the Wednesday before the first day of class, and courses may be dropped for a 100% refund through 4:00 p.m. that same day.
  • From the Wednesday before the first day of class through the first day of class, courses may be dropped for a 50% refund and without a "W" grade.
  • Beginning the second day of class, students will receive a "W" grade for dropping a course and no refunds will be issued.
  • Students may withdraw with a "W" grade through approximately the first 3/4 of the class.
  • Add, drop, payment, refund, and withdraw dates for each course can be found on the Academic Calendar -- see Print View for the 2023-2024 calendar, appendices A and B.

Total Cost Breakdown Official Summer Dates and Deadlines

Carroll College is a member of the Online Course Exchange of Independent Colleges and Universities (OCICU). Through this partnership, Carroll can expand our online offerings in the summer by facilitating our students’ enrollment in a variety of courses provided by institutions such as Regis University and Felician University. 

Students will not need to enroll in transfer credits but rather will register for online exchange courses through Self-Service Student Planning. The tuition for these courses will be billed to the Carroll student account at the regular summer tuition rate and will be recorded on the student’s official Carroll transcript. Students will be given access to the course provider’s learning management system (e.g. Moodle, Blackboard, etc.) and will complete the online course alongside other students throughout the course . 

Online course exchange course dates will vary slightly from Carroll’s typical undergraduate summer session dates. These courses are generally six to eight weeks long.

Online course exchange courses are easily identified in the schedule with an “OC” at the end of the section letter, as well as “Online with: ” and the institution in the Additional Information. Please note that Carroll College’s academic and financial policies and deadlines will apply to these courses.

Accelerated Nursing Postbaccalaureate Summer Courses: May 20 - August 9, 2024

Master of Accountancy Graduate Summer Courses: May 20 - August 9, 2024

Registration Instructions

If you need instructions in order to register for summer classes, please select an option below.

Carroll students, visit your Student Planning account to view available summer courses and register.

Visiting students and auditors, follow these steps to register:

  • Check out the Class Schedule to view the full list of available courses
  • Under Term, select Summer 2023 and select Search. The initial list will display the available courses and their descriptions.
  • Select the View Available Sections drop-down arrow to see more detailed information about each offering. For even more details, select the title of the course.
  • Complete the Non-Degree Application and Registration Form.

Other Important Information

Select an option below to read more.

Summer session requires an earlier financial commitment than the typical add/drop period, so please pay special attention to the relevant payment and refund deadlines and cost of attendance information.

Students interested in applying Financial Aid for the summer session should contact the Financial Aid Office (see the Summer School Financial Aid policy) for more information about eligibility requirements at (406) 447-5425 or or by visiting the office in O’Connell Hall.

Visit our Consumer Information webpage for links to the Carroll Consumer Information Directory, the college's annual Consumer Information Disclosure Notice, and further information about Carroll College policies, disclosures, and reports.

All summer courses will require daily work to include some combination of class meetings, recorded lectures, discussion forums, readings, papers, projects, quizzes and exams, and other assignments. In-person and remote courses have scheduled meeting times, whereas online courses are conducted asynchronously. No matter the delivery method, due to the condensed format students should expect to devote several hours every day to their summer class, especially for the three- and six-week sessions.

Summer Residence Hall Housing is available to Carroll College Students completing summer coursework and Student Employees. Visit Residence Life and Housing for more information.