Summer Courses

Colorado School of Mines

Power Up, Step Up or Catch Up with Summer Courses

Ready to make a splash this summer? Choose from more than 100 summer courses and accelerate time to degree completion, improve your GPA, or take the classes you need to graduate on time. Summer courses through Mines will count towards your graduation completion (note if you’re planning to take a class at another institution, you’ll need approval to transfer the credit).

Are you an incoming first-year student? Get to know your classmates and faculty earlier than the fall start and shorten your journey to graduation by getting a jump start on your time at Mines this summer.

If you’re a continuing student and need assistance choosing a course or need guidance about major or minor requirements, connect with an academic advisor through CASA.

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Icon of graduation capBy taking summer courses through Mines, you can be confident that your course will count!

Important Dates

April 1: Summer Registration Opens
May 13: Summer I Term Begins
June 24: Summer II Term Begins


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Get ahead and graduate earlier


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Retake for the possibility of a new grade


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Take the classes you need to graduate on time


Soak up summer vibes in Golden or take classes online from the comfort of your couch (or the beach, mountain, or anywhere with an internet connection). Choose from 100+ campus or online courses!


How do I register for summer courses?

See the steps to register on the Registrar’s website.

Is there priority registration for summer?

Registration times during the first week of registration are assigned by a student’s class level, determined by the number of credit hours completed. You can find your time ticket on your Student Profile in Student Self-Service through Trailhead.

Is financial aid available for summer courses?

Summer is part of the 2023-2024 FAFSA year, with four types of summer financial aid available: grants, federal loans, Mines loans, private loans. Learn more about summer financial aid.

Can I take courses online?

Yes! Summer courses are available both online and on campus. See the course schedule to check which modality is available for the course you need.

I’m a current student, who do I go to with questions about summer courses?

If you’re a current student, connect with your advisor.

I’m an incoming first-year student, who do I go to with questions about summer?

If you’re an incoming first-year student who wants to start this summer instead of fall, contact our Admissions team for next steps and ask about Summer Early Entry Enrollment (E3).