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Why Take Penn State Classes for Summer Session?

  • Work ahead to lighten your semester load next year
  • Focus your time and attention on a challenging course
  • Get your General Education GHW course completed
  • Avoid the hassle of trying to transfer courses
  • Make progress on a minor

The College of Health and Human Development Summer Session courses offer a great opportunity to students. Summer at Penn State means smaller classes and increased collaboration with faculty, all in a more personal and relaxed atmosphere. Whether online, on campus, or even study abroad HHD advances your academic and professional interests. For more information visit the Penn State Summer Session website.

Why Summer Session

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State College is a Great Place to Spend a Summer

  • The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts brings in hundreds of visual and performing artists from around the country and is visited by thousands of alumni and visitors.
  • The State College Spikes bring minor league baseball to town at Medlar Field.
  • The Central PA 4th Fest features one of the largest fireworks displays in the world.
  • Find opportunities to take advantage of outdoor seating at many State College restaurants.
  • And all of the outdoor sports, parks and other activities—Shaver’s Creek and Lake Perez, Whipple Dam, Rothrock State Forest, and many more places offer the chance to hike, bike, swim, kayak, and explore the area.

Can't Stay in State College or Need Flexibility?

Our online World Campus classes are the perfect fit. During the summer World Campus classes are open to any Penn State student. Being able to take a class online gives you the chance to work during the summer and still make progress on your degree. And World Campus classes cost less per credit hour, too!

Are You a Change-of-Campus Student Coming to University Park?

The STEP program offers you a chance to take classes at University Park this summer, getting a head start on your major and getting familiar with town and campus. STEP Program students have many benefits including:

  • A STEP Award of at least $1,500 applied toward summer tuition
  • Events organized by student STEP Mentors designed to help students making the transition to University Park
  • Opportunities to learn more about research, internships, and study abroad

Assistance to identify and secure on-campus employment.

Visit the STEP Program website for registration and more information!

Need Assistance

Contact the College of Health and Human Development Center for Student Advising and Engagement (or call 814-865-2156).