Summer at EIU
There’s something for everyone!

Four-, six-, and eight-week courses are a great way to get a leg up while still having time for all the other things on your summer to-do list. On-campus, off-campus, or online ... it’s your choice.

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.

#FuturePanthers Welcome

Admitted Students

  • Transfer Students

    Have you planned to transfer to EIU this fall? Maybe summer is better! Contact the Office of Transfer Relations at or 217-581-2120 for more information.

Current EIU Students

  • Catch Up, Keep Up, or Get Ahead

    Would you like to catch up, keep up, or get ahead, Eastern offers a streamlined summer calendar with two main sessions: Summer 4 (May 15 - June 10) and Summer 6 (June 12 - July 22). A limited number of courses and programs are offered in a third session, Summer 8 (May 30 - July 22). Courses are available on campus and online, as well as in Chicagoland and Champaign.

    Registration is now open for all 3 summer sessions. Register today!

#FuturePanthers Welcome
#FuturePanthers Welcome

Adult Learners

Summer is the perfect time to explore your options to earn a degree at EIU. With the number courses we have at your disposal there’s a way to tailor your studies to your busy life. Whether online, on campus, or in Chicago or Champaign, the School of Continuing Education has a program that meets the needs of your busy life. You can earn your degree in the following fields of study:

  • General Studies
  • Business
  • Health
  • Sciences

For more information about the degree programs available and the process for applying, please visit or call 217-581-5114.

Visiting Students

  • Transfer Credits to Your College

    Home for the summer and want to pick up a course that will transfer to your college or university? Contact our admissions office at or 217-581-2223 to get more information about guest student admission during the summer.

    Not sure a course will transfer? The Office of Transfer Relations will provide assistance in determining what courses may transfer to your current college or university. Visit or call 217-581-2120 for more information.

#FuturePanthers Welcome
#FuturePanthers Welcome

Courses, Workshops, Camps & Conferences

Summer programs at EIU offer learning experiences to more than college-aged students.

Visit to view camps click the Summer Camps at EIU tab.

  • Live in the Community and Surrounding Area?

    The Academy of Lifelong Learning offers educational experiences for non-degree and non-credit seeking students as well.

    Visit or call 217-581-5114 for more information, including a current list of spring and summer 2016 courses.

  • Youth

    Encourage learning during the summer by enrolling your elementary through high school student in one of the many youth programs and camps at Eastern. Some of this summer's offerings include: Lego Camp, Eastern Music Camp, English Studies Camp, and more.

    Visit EIU’s website for complete listing of all camps available this summer.

Interested in Registering for Summer Classes?

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