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Three, six, nine, and 12-week course options. Maymester + Summer Term cannot exceed 14 credits.

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Maymester is our pre-summer, fully online, 3-week accelerated learning option.

Students can earn up to five credits in three weeks. Registration opens in March and students must meet eligibility requirements to participate. Typically, students spend 20-40 hours per week completing coursework.

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Important Summer Term 2024 Dates

Mark your calendar for these important Summer Term dates!

March 31

Tuition assessment for anyone who has signed up for a summer course (Maymester included)

May 1

Maymester payments due

May 6-24

Summer 2024 Maymester

Summer 2024 Student Benefits


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Summer classes are held on-campus and online. Students can interact with faculty and peers in a variety of ways with a casual, more relaxed summer kind of vibe. While WVU’s eCampus offers several solutions that include discussion boards, wikis, blogs, and more; our on-campus options can include in-person classes, study groups, and group discussions. Either way, summer is a great way to pick up those extra credits while working toward your degree completion. So, if you’re thinking ahead, experience Morgantown this summer and register for Maymester or Summer Term.


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One of the greatest benefits of Summer Term is that classes are available in three, six, nine, or 12-week formats, allowing you to choose the format that works best for you. Complete a GEF, stay ahead in your coursework, earn that minor, or graduate early. You’ve got options. Summer isn’t easy, so be ready to work but also to experience campus when it’s slightly less hectic compared to our normal academic year.


Summer student Alicia Michel on the downtown campus.

OK, so you are dreading those one or two courses that will suck the time and energy out of a fall or spring semester, think Maymester or Summer Term. One of these special sessions will allow you to have more time to focus on those subjects without balancing the other aspects of a typical semester. Special sessions are also a great way to take classes that may be harder to get into. Be strategic and use special sessions to take some of the semester pressure off your plate, plus our campus is a beautiful place to experience all of the seasons!

What our students are saying

WVU Summer Term students share their experiences.

Tiniel Jnr Tapfuma profile.

Tiniel Jnr Tapfuma

Sport Management
College of Physical Activities & Sport Sciences

"I enrolled in Summer to take classes that were full for next semester and I also wanted to be ahead of my class and improve my GPA. Do not procrastinate! Just start now as a freshman or sophomore and get in the working habit. Once you begin, it is even more difficult to stop, and soon you will realize that it’s over and it was much easier than you thought."

Kaylea Clark profile.

Kaylea Clark

Eberly College of Arts & Sciences

"Taking a Summer course helped me lighten my course load for a busy senior year. I knew that I would have at least two internships and a job, so taking a class helped me have more time for the important final steps in my education here at WVU!"

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Jordan Brown

Eberly College of Arts & Sciences

"This is a great opportunity to either take some easy classes to get ahead, or maybe a difficult one that you solely want to delegate plenty of time to."

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West Virginia University
Summer Term
PO Box 6800
Morgantown, WV 26506-6800

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