Earn the College Credits You Need During Summer Session

With courses across a wide range of subjects and multiple session dates, you will find a class at Merrimack College that meets your interests, goals and summer schedule. 

Take the Summer Break to Catch Up or Get Ahead

Explore a new subject area, accelerate completion of degree requirements or lighten your fall and spring course load. With small class sizes that offer more personal attention, Merrimack College Summer Session helps you pursue your academic goals and intellectual interests. 

Dates & Costs for Summer Session

  • Summer 1 Session: May 20-June 28
  • Summer 2 Session: July 8-Aug. 16
  • Summer 3 Session: May 20-Aug. 16
  • Summer 8 (math classes): May 20-July 19

Regardless of length, the majority of Merrimack summer courses are four credits and $456 per credit ($1824 per four-credit course).

Summer Session Courses Span Most Undergraduate Degree Programs

Online summer classes include business, criminology, education, liberal arts, science and more. Whether you are a current Merrimack student, a college student home for break, an upper-grade high school student or an adult learner, you’ll benefit from all we have to offer this summer.

Summer Session Class Format

Most online courses will be asynchronous unless otherwise specified. Online asynchronous classes offer online course materials that can be accessed and completed by you at any time within the parameters set by your professor. There’s no real-time interaction. Be sure you understand the format of your chosen course before registering!

Classes for High School and Pre-College Students

Merrimack’s Summer Session isn’t just for current Merrimack students or college students home for the summer. We offer dozens of courses designed for upper-grade high school and pre-college students where you’ll strengthen your academic resume. 

New This Year: We’re offering an on-campus course for high schoolers called Youth to Power Activism & Research. Participants will get hands-on, in-classroom experience.

New On-Campus Class for High Schoolers Starts This Summer

POL3600C Selected Topics in Political Science: Youth to Power Activism & Research

This class is not offered online and meets in person on the Merrimack campus. Class is offered July 8-Aug 16, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.-noon.

As a young person, have you ever wondered how you could change your community? Have you ever felt powerless to make a difference but at the same time felt inspired by emerging youth leaders like Greta Thunberg for climate change and the scores of young people who marched in the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020? Many young people today and throughout history are challenging existing power structures to pursue a more equitable, fair, and just world.

In this course, you will gain a deeper understanding of youth activism worldwide and how to bridge activism with policy-making through the power of research. Please contact Dr. Kirstie Dobbs for more information.