Canisius Summer Sessions, Online & On Campus

Whatever your goals, whatever your major, we’ll help you reach them this summer.

Tackle a core class. Explore a new interest. From Anthropology to Special Ed, we have more courses this summer than ever before. Whatever you choose will push you ahead in your schedule and could boost your GPA. Pretty cool. 

Registration opens March 14, 2016.

Canisius Summer Sessions are open to:

  • Current undergraduate students who wish to complete required courses, acquire additional credits toward a degree, or address previous deficiencies.
  • Undergraduate Adult learners who may want to explore opportunities in higher education.  Note: Registration for summer session does not of itself constitute admission to the college or to any degree program.
  • Graduate students who wish to matriculate (current graduate students do not need to apply for summer sessions) in programs in the School of Education and Human Services, Wehle School of Business, College of Arts & Sciences or Office of Professional Studies.
  • Graduate or undergraduate students pursuing a degree at other colleges or universities.
  • Professionals interested in special programs to update skills and broaden professional concepts.
  • Members of the Western New York community who wish to join the Canisius College community for travel, lifelong learning projects or the joyful search for knowledge.

To Navigate Course Listings & Registration Page

  • Click “Class Schedule”
  • Select “Summer 2016”
  • Select the subject you’re interested in
  • Click “Class Search” at the bottom of the page
  • To view additional subjects, click "New Search" at the bottom of the page and repeat the process.

2016 Summer Session Dates

Undergraduate Sessions

May 23 - June 23, 2016(5 weeks) 
June 27 - July 28, 2016 (5 weeks)

Graduate Education Sessions 

May 23 - June 23, 2016 (5 weeks)
June 27 - July 28, 2016 (5 weeks) 

Graduate Business Sessions

May 23 - June 30, 2016 (6 weeks - make-up class for Memorial Day is Friday, May 27)
July 5 - August 6, 2016

Communication and Leadership Program

May 23 - June 23, 2016 (5 weeks)
June 27 - July 28, 2016 (5 weeks)

Professional Studies Programs

May 23 - July 2, 2016 (6 weeks)
July 5 - August 11, 2016 (6 weeks)


New First-time Matriculating graduate students
Undergraduate Non-matriculating students
  • Undergraduate students currently enrolled at another college/university must submit a letter from their home school giving permission to take a summer course here at the Canisius College.
  • An unofficial transcript from their home school for verification of possible course prerequisites must be submitted.
  • A copy of your state issued drivers license with your picture is required.
  • All items must be submitted with your application.