Summer Session

This summer, Carroll is offering a wide variety of classes across several disciplines - at discounted rates!

Catch up on requirements or get ahead!

Registration for Summer 2021 courses has begun!

During the summer Carroll offers a wide variety of classes across disciplines, all of which will fulfill Core and/or particular major requirements.

Study at Carroll even if you won’t be in Helena! Many online courses are available in subjects such as art history, astronomy, business, chemistry, communications, education, English, French, health sciences, integrated learning, math, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and theology.

Pay a deeply discounted rate! At $680 per credit, summer tuition is discounted 55% from the regular undergraduate rate. Additional fees may apply; please see the Summer 2021 schedule of courses for more detailed information.

Use your Financial Aid! You may be able to apply grants and loans to summer, depending on your eligibility.

Live on campus for a bargain price! Students taking summer school classes can live on campus for a very low price. Check back in early April for more information on summer housing paperwork.

Summer 2021 Session Dates

Three-week, six-week, and twelve-week sessions are available during the dates below. No classes on Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day) or Monday, July 5 (Fourth of July).

Undergraduate CoursesSession 1Session 2Session 3Session 4
Summer 3WMay 24 -
June 11, 2021
June 14 -
July 2, 2021
July 6 -
July 23, 2021
July 26 -
August 13, 2021
Summer 6WMay 24 -
July 2, 2021
July 6 -
August 13, 2021
Summer 12WMay 24 -
August 13, 2021
Online ConsortiumJune 28 - August 22, 2021   

Additional special sessions are also offered for field experiences and other experiential learning courses.

Summer School Academic and Payment Policies for Undergraduates:

  • After registration opens, courses may be added through the first day of class, except for online consortium courses that require more advanced notice (for Summer 2021, the registration deadline for online consortium courses is June 9, 2021).
  • Payment for summer courses is due on the Wednesday before the first day of class, and courses may be dropped for a 100% refund through 4:00 p.m. that same day.
  • From the Wednesday before the first day of class through the first day of class, courses may be dropped for a 50% refund and without a "W" grade.
  • Beginning the second day of class, students will receive a "W" grade for dropping a course and no refunds will be issued.
  • Students may withdraw with a "W" grade through approximately the first 3/4 of the class.
  • Add, drop, payment, refund, and withdraw dates for each course can be found on the Summer 2021 schedule of classes.

Online Consortium Courses:

Carroll College is a member of the Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities (OCICU). Through this partnership, Carroll is able to expand our online offerings in the summer by facilitating our students’ enrollment in a variety of courses provided by institutions such as Saint Leo University, Regis University, and University of the Incarnate Word. 

Students will not need to enroll in transfer credits but rather will register for online consortium courses through Self-Service Student Planning. The tuition for these courses will be billed to the Carroll student account at the regular summer tuition rate and will be recorded on the student’s official Carroll transcript. Students will be given access to the course provider’s learning management system (e.g. Moodle, Blackboard, etc.) and will complete the online course alongside other students throughout the consortium. 

Online consortium course dates will vary slightly from Carroll’s typical undergraduate summer session dates. These courses are generally eight weeks long.

Online consortium courses are easily identified in the schedule with an “OC” at the end of the section letter, as well as with “Online Consortium” as the location. Please note that Carroll College’s academic and financial policies and deadlines will apply to these courses.

Accelerated Nursing Postbaccalaureate Summer Courses: May 24 - August 13, 2021

Master of Accountancy Graduate Summer Courses: May 17 - August 13, 2021

  • May 17 - June 4, 2021
  • June 5-6, 2021: Residency Requirement
  • June 7 - July 9, 2021
  • July 12 - August 13, 2021
  • Find out more about the Master of Accountancy program

View List of Summer 2021 Courses & Deadlines (PDF)

Search Summer Courses with Full Details

Registration Instructions

If you need instructions in order to register for summer classes, please select an option below.

Carroll students, visit your Student Planning account to view available summer courses and register.

Visiting students and auditors, follow these steps to register:

  • Check out the Class Schedule to view the full list of available courses
  • Under Term, select Summer 2021 and select Search. The initial list will display the available courses and their descriptions.
  • Select the View Available Sections drop-down arrow to see more detailed information about each offering. For even more details, select the title of the course.
  • Complete the Non-Degree Application and Registration Form.

Financial Information

Summer session requires an earlier financial commitment than the typical add/drop period, so please pay special attention to the relevant payment and refund deadlines and cost of attendance information.

Students interested in applying Financial Aid to the summer session should contact the Financial Aid Office (see the Summer School Financial Aid policy) for more information about eligibility requirements at (406) 447-5425 or or by visiting the office in O’Connell Hall.

Consumer Information

Visit our Consumer Information webpage for links to the Carroll Consumer Information Directory, the college's annual Consumer Information Disclosure Notice, and further information about Carroll College policies, disclosures, and reports.

Summer Course Expectations

All summer courses will require daily work to include some combination of class meetings, recorded lectures, discussion forums, readings, papers, projects, quizzes and exams, and other assignments. In-person and remote courses have scheduled meeting times, whereas online courses are conducted asynchronously. No matter the delivery method, due to the condensed format students should expect to devote several hours each day to their summer class, especially for the three- and six-week sessions.