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Sharpen your focus and bring your future closer by enrolling in summer courses with SFA. Delivery methods and session lengths for the summer term are more flexible than ever! Class will continue to be offered in face-to-face, online, livestream, hybrid or hyflex formats.

Face-to-face: A traditional course in which you attend class with a faculty and fellow students on campus for each class meeting. Smaller class sizes will ensure social distancing.

Online: A course in which content and activities are delivered online. No on-campus attendance is required, and you can engage in the course at any time of day

Livestream: A course in which regularly scheduled class sessions are delivered via Zoom, with real-time interaction between you, the faculty, and fellow students. No on-campus attendance is required.

Hybrid: A course that is delivered as a blend of face-to-face and online, face-to-face and livestream, or online and livestream. Classes meet at regular, scheduled intervals. Your faculty will share the dates and times when on-campus or livestream attendance is required.

Hyflex: A course in which you decide whether to attend the class face-to-face, via livestream at scheduled times, online anytime, or any combination.

Summer sessions

Summer 2024 parts-of-term

Here’s how our new summer sessions break down:

SessionDate Range
MaymesterMay 13 - 29
Summer IJune 3 - July 5
Summer IIJuly 8 - Aug. 7
Full SummerMay 13 - Aug. 7

The Full Summer term does not have recommended meeting times. It is traditionally used for practicums, thesis work and independent study.

Registration information

Build your perfect schedule. Make your summer work for you. Convenient online classes mean you can take the courses you need without having to alter your summer plans. While live-streamed classes have a set date and time, your schedule will still allow the flexibility you need.

Catch up/move ahead. Do you still have core requirements you need to complete? Or are you behind in your field of study? SFA's summer sessions have you covered with the classes you need. Summer also is a great time to explore courses in a minor field of study you might be considering.

Maximize your time away. Our online offerings allow you to earn college credits anywhere in the world with an internet connection.

Improve your GPA. Knock out the most strenuous course in your degree program this summer. Smaller class sizes and concentrated instruction can help you mark this class off your “to do” list.

Move closer to graduation.Taking courses during the summer can put you on the fast track to your degree and speed up the time to completion. The more quickly you complete your degree, the sooner you can begin to work and move up in your career. 

The math is clear: It takes "15 to Finish."

Taking 12 credits per term puts you on a five-year plan for a bachelor’s degree. Because 12 hours is the minimum amount to be considered a full-time student, many Lumberjacks have the impression that it automatically puts them on track to graduate within four years.

In order to graduate within four years, you must take at least 15 credits per term or 30 credits per year. Use summer courses to catch up or get ahead!


Contact your academic advisor regarding any questions you have about attending SFA in the summer. To locate your advisor's contact information, visit SFA's academic advising webpage.