Registration for summer courses at Penn State Abington opens March 25

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The Penn State Abington campus.

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ABINGTON, Pa. — Penn State Abington is offering more than 200 online courses during the summer of 2021. Registration opens March 25 for all three sessions: a four-week session (May 10 to June 4) and two six-week sessions (May 17 to June 25, and June 28 to Aug. 6).

“Abington students as well as students from other Penn State campuses and other universities can take advantage of our courses without having to come to campus. This has proven to be a very popular option in past summer terms,” Eva Klein, senior administrator for Academic Affairs, said.

Some courses are synchronous, which means they are offered at a specific time and day of the week when students must log on. Others are asynchronous, meaning that students log on when they are free to listen to lectures or work on assignments. 

“Summer is a great time to take a course that you really want to focus on such as a math or science. You can get ahead or stay on track and take a course you need as a prerequisite for your fall schedule," Klein said. “Taking courses over the summer is also a way to graduate sooner. And we offer small class sizes — even our online courses don't enroll more than 20 to 25 students in a class.”  

Online courses offered at Abington this summer include art, accounting, anthropology, art history, business, biology, communication arts and sciences, chemistry, computer science, criminal justice, economics, English, finance, history, geography, information sciences and technology, kinesiology, math, music, nutrition, philosophy, physics, psychology, rehabilitation and human services, science, sociology, Spanish, and statistics.

For more information and to register, go to the summer classes webpage.