For Parents

Because your child is away at college, you may want to contact me to gather information about our summer courses for your son or daughter.  

I've listed below some frequently asked questions.  

Please read through the questions below and also explore the other areas of our summer site.  

However, don't hesitate to contact me directly with any questions or concerns you may have.


Until Registration is open you can check out a list of our summer courses here.

How to register for summer?

How do I pay for a course?

What do I need to do before the class starts?



How does my child register for summer? 


For Penn State Students:


They just register using eLion.


For Visiting Students

1.  Look over the schedule of courses available on our website to determine what course(s) are needed.   By mid January, the schedule will be pretty complete.  We recommend that your child doesn't take more than two courses per summer term.  The summer is a compressed semester, lasting only 6 weeks, so it is very intense.


2.  Email me for a course description and syllabus.  They will need to make sure that their college or university will accept the transfer credits.  Your child should bring the syllabus to their school and make sure to get something in writing that says the credits will be accepted.  We don't need anything in writing from the school, this is for your benefit so that you are sure that the course that they are taking at Penn State will be accepted by their school.


3.  Once their school approves their choice of courses, please fill out the registration form and send it back into our office.  This can be done via fax, or mail. If your child is busy at school you can fill this out and send it in for them. Registration opens on February 4, 2015.


4.  After the forms are sent in, we will send confirmation information to your home address.


Please note:  Many of the math and science courses fill quickly so be sure to register as soon as they have made a decision.  


How do I pay for a course?


Visiting Students:


You can mail payment in when you register for classes (payment information is on the registration form). Or if you prefer, we will bill your home address.


Penn State Students:


A bill will be sent to your eLion account.


For specific billing questions, I recommend you contact our Bursar Office.

What do I need to do before the class starts?


Your child needs to buy books, get a parking pass and activate their PSU email account.  Directions on how to do this will be sent to you via mail or email.

Check out this page for step-by-step information on what your child needs to do before class begins.

Eva Klein
Eva Klein