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Summer Sessions 2020

Summer Sessions 2020

Thiel College’s summer courses offer the same high-quality instruction and academic performance of regular academic year courses, but are smaller, less formal and encourage interaction between students and faculty. Students also have access to all academic and recreational services.

Summer courses are appropriate for Thiel undergraduates, students from other colleges and universities, college-bound high school students or those with a bachelor's degree, looking to delve deeply into an academic topic or earn college credit. Students taking course work to meet graduation requirements should seek approval from their departmental advisor. Independent study is permitted and encouraged.

Thiel College reserves the right to cancel classes with fewer than five students enrolled, unless the instructor offering the course is willing to teach the course.

For more information, traditional students may contact Academic Records at 724-589-2110. High school students may contact Justin Gregorich at 724-589-2757.

Session Options

May 4 - 22 (on-campus - day classes)
Online: May 4 - August 7 (start dates may vary)

Register Online!

Online Classes

Online classes begin in May and end in early August. Please refer to the schedule of classes for the actual date of each online class.

Students registering for online courses must have access to a reliable internet connection – DSL or cable is highly recommended.

Student Course Load

Due to the condensed term and an accelerated pace, 8 credit hours is considered to be a full load. A four to six credit hour load is more realistic for many students.

Thiel College reserves the right to cancel classes with fewer than five students enrolled unless the instructor offering the course with fewer than five students is willing to teach the course. Independent study will be permitted and is encouraged.

High School Students

High school summer scholars include rising juniors and seniors and graduated seniors. All others are considered on an individual basis. The same policies apply for summer scholars as our regular dual enrollment (DE) program. Summer scholars must complete the DE application and should not register for classes through the Registrar's office, as they are billed at a different rate than traditional students. Visit the DE page to learn about requirements, registration, and discounted pricing.

Fees for Summer Sessions

  • $400 per credit for traditional students for all courses, including internships
  • $199 per credit for high school students (Dual Enrollment)
  • Laboratory and HPED physical activity fees applied where applicable

Statements are sent upon registration and payment is due ten days prior to the first day of class. Students registering after that time will need to pay in the Student Accounts office, located on the first floor of Roth Hall and open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., prior to attending class.

Withdrawal Policy

Students may drop classes during the first two days of the session with no tuition charge. After this period, students will receive a grade of W on their transcript. A pro-rata refund of tuition will be made through 25% of the session. There is no refund after that time.

Thiel College assumes a student is enrolled until written notification is sent to Academic Records, indicating a withdrawal from the course. The student is responsible to officially withdraw from a scheduled class. Non-attendance does not constitute a formal withdrawal from a course.


Housing is available on a first-come, first-serve available space basis. All rooms will have maximum occupancy for the summer and private occupancy may not be available. Housing is only available to students registered for summer courses and/or students working on campus during summer months. Cost includes lunches Monday-Friday.


  • $100 per week for students enrolled in summer courses
  • $50 per week for student workers (with a minimum of 20 hours per week)

Contact Diana Mazur, Student Life, at 724-589-2198 for a housing assignment.

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