Summer at EIU ...
There’s something for everyone!

Maximize your summer! Take a course online, on-campus, or off-campus ... it's your choice. Registration begins March 22!

Current Panthers

  • Registration Begins March 22, 2021

    Summer 4-Week (May 17 - June 11)
    Summer 6-Week (June 14 - July 23)
    Summer 8-Week (June 1 - July 23)
    Full Semester (May 17 - July 23)

  • Course Offerings to Meet Every Student's Needs

    Register today or check out a class schedule, which includes on-campus, online, and off-campus courses for all students.

#FuturePanthers Welcome
#FuturePanthers Welcome

Admitted Students

  • Transferring to EIU? Contact the Office of Transfer Relations to make sure your courses transfer from school to school.

  • Even if you won't be in Charleston, we have a number of online and off-campus courses available that could work for you!

  • If you're beginning your freshman year at EIU this fall, you may be able to get a summer jump-start on your coursework! Check with your admissions counselor for more information.

  • Summer 2021 Financial Aid Applications will be available April 1, 2021. The deadline for Summer 2021 applications is July 16, 2021. Check the Summer Financial Aid Application Policy page for additional information and to fill out an application.

Adult Learners

#FuturePanthers Welcome
#FuturePanthers Welcome

Youth Programs and Camps

  • Summer programs at EIU offer learning experiences to more than college-aged students! Our camps and conferences website has the information on all the camps we host on campus for elementary- through high school-aged students. Some of this summer's offerings include: Lego Camp, Eastern Music Camp, English Studies Camp, and more!

Visiting Students

  • If you study at another institution and want to earn credits while you're in town this summer, talk to our admissions office to learn more about guest student admission.

  • Even if you won't be in Charleston, we have a number of online and off-campus courses available that could work for you, in addition to our full slate of on-campus options.

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Why Summer at EIU?

Academic Enrichment

Thinking about changing majors or starting a new career path? Need to pick up some new job-related skills? Or perhaps you just haven’t found the time to take an elective in that special area of interest. Summer is a great time to try something new!

Focused Learning

During the summer, you can focus on just one or two courses and take the time to get extra help from your instructor. Summer’s unique learning environment might provide the extra boost you need.


Eastern has been named one of the top Midwestern public universities in its class by U.S. News & World Report for seven consecutive years.


Eastern Illinois University offers a streamlined summer calendar with daytime, evening, weekend and online offerings, providing the flexibility to get the schedule that’s right for you.


Eastern is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a statewide agreement that allows transfer of the completed Illinois General Education Core Curriculum between participating institutions.


Eastern’s Guaranteed Tuition Rate Plan ensures your tuition will remain the same for four continuous academic years. Rental of the basic textbooks for your summer courses is included in your registration fee.

Interested in Registering for Summer Classes?

Have questions? Contact us now!

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