Summer Session: Courses for Credit
Summer Session 2023 Course Offerings
- Renaissance Drama, English, Penelope Usher (MW 1:00pm-4:10pm)
- The Hudson: Art, Industry and Ecology, Art History, Elizabeth Hutchinson (MW 1:00 - 4:10pm)
- Food Journeys in the NY Metropolitan Area, Environmental Science, Sandra Goldmark (TR 1:00 - 4:00pm)
- Economics of Work and Play, Economics, Lalith Munasinghe (MW, 1:00 - 4:00pm)
- The Theater of the Absurd, Comparative Literature, Peter Connor (MW 1:00 - 4:10pm)
- World Dance History, Dance, Paul Scolieri (MW 9:00am - 12:10pm)
- Activism, Social Movements & Education, Education, Natalia Ortiz (TR 1:00 - 4:10pm)
- The Art of the Essay, English, Wendy Schor Haim (TR 1:00 - 4:10pm)
- The Global Novel, English, Atefah Akbari (TR 1:00 - 4:10pm)
- Consumer Culture in Modern Europe, History, Lisa Tiersten (MW 9:00am - 12:10pm)
- Disorders of the Mind and Brain, Neuroscience & Behavior, Luca Iemi (TR 1:00 - 4:10pm)
- Major Women Filmmakers, Film, Briexo Viejo (MW 9:00am - 12:10pm)
- Global Activism, Political Science, Cam Silver (TR 1:00 - 4:10pm)
- Curating Islam in New York, Religion, Najam Haider (MW 9:00am - 12:10pm)
- Art & Performance in Time of AIDS, Theatre, Alice Reagan (TR 9:00am-12:10pm)
- From Forensics to Art Conservation – The Jazz of Chemistry, Chemistry, Meena Rao (MW 1:00 - 4:10pm)
- The Art of the Essay, English, Alexandra Watson (MW 1:00 - 4:10pm)
- Queer Genres, English, Duygu Ula (MW 1:00 - 4:10pm)
- NYC in Film, Film, Ross Hamilton (MW 1:00 - 4:10pm)
- Bad Love, Film, Ross Hamilton (MW 5:30 - 8:40pm)
- Dead Mothers, Wicked Stepmothers, English, Wendy Schor Haim (TR 9:00am - 12:10pm)
- Feminism, Science, and Reproductive Tech, English, Cecelia Lie-Spahn (TR 9:00am - 12:10pm)
- Feminist Life Writing, English, Meredith Benjamin (TR 9:00am - 12:10pm)
Summer 2023 Dates & Basic Information
During Summer Session at Barnard, students can complete 3-credit courses in 6-week periods (Summer A and/or Summer B).
Courses (with direct links to Columbia Course Directory information pages) are listed above. You can Read more about courses at this page on the Columbia Course Directory.
- Please review the Barnard Academic Calendar for important dates around registration.
- Registration is now open in SSOL for Barnard and Columbia Students!
- Visiting students should register using the links at this page.
- Summer Session A (May 22–June 30, 2023): Undergraduate Students
- Summer Session B (July 3–August 11, 2023): Undergraduate & Pre-Baccalaureate Students
Students have the opportunity to take advantage of small class size; foster close relationships with faculty and students; and live on campus (limited housing available) or commute to Barnard.
All courses are 3-credits. Courses may only be taken for credit; auditors are not permitted in Summer Session courses. Summer enrollment registrations will be processed as received (no seats saved for majors or class years). Registered students will receive access to Courseworks, our designated course portals (where students will find course materials), will be granted at the start of the summer course. *Students with no prior affiliation to Columbia University will receive login credentials directly from the Summer at Barnard Team.
BARNARD STUDENTS & COLUMBIA STUDENTS
- Registration is now open. Barnard and Columbia students can register in SSOL.
- Questions? Email email@example.com
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (rising juniors/seniors & students beginning Barnard in the Fall of 2023):
- Credit-bearing classes are open to pre-baccalaureate students in Summer Session B.
- Commuter and residential options are available.
- Additional details, program eligibility, and application requirements/deadlines are posted on the Pre-College website
- Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NON-BARNARD STUDENTS (visiting students from other institutions):
- Visiting students from institutions other than Columbia can register for classes via the links at this page.
- Columbia students taking Barnard classes must follow Barnard Academic & Billing Policies during Summer 2023.
Please note that international students from Columbia or those visiting from other undergraduate institutions may only register if they currently hold an F-1 or other visa allowing them to study in the U.S. Those currently in the U.S. on an F-1 visa should contact their Designated School Official (DSO) to clarify any visa questions or issues.
Barnard students can use the Summer Housing application, now open at this link. The deadline to apply is April 24 at 4PM. Housing cannot be guaranteed for all participants. Questions? Email email@example.com.
Pre-Baccalaureate students intending to apply to participate in courses for credit will do so through the Pre-College website. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition & Fees
Summer Session Tuition is $6,048 per 3-credit course.
Housing Rates: Housing fees are set by the Office of Residential Life and Housing and will be posted in late March.
Health Services Fees: students who live on campus at Barnard during Summer Session will be required to pay the Health Services Fee (granting access to PCHS). Students participating in Summer Session who are not living on campus may pay the fee for access to PCHS as well (but will not be required to pay this fee).
Financial Assistance for Current Barnard Students Enrolling in Summer Session Courses
Limited financial assistance is available for Barnard students who received a financial aid award during the 2022-2023 academic year. Barnard students will be assessed for summer financial assistance to enroll in a Barnard course automatically upon course registration for Barnard summer session classes (that is: there is no formal application to complete).
Please note that financial aid is not available for costs associated with summer housing and meals.
Students who received a financial aid award during the 2021-2022 academic year are eligible for the following assistance per the details below. Financial assistance is based on family contribution for the 2022-2023 academic year. If students have questions about their family contribution, they should refer to their financial aid award letter or email email@example.com.
Family Contribution between $0,000-$20,000
- Student will receive a $3,024.00 credit per 3-credit Barnard course. Tuition student pays is $3,024.00
Family Contribution between $20,001-$50,000
- Student will receive a $1,512.00 credit per 3-credit Barnard course. Tuition student pays is $4,536.00
Family Contribution above $50,001
- $604.80 credit per 3-credit Barnard course. Tuition student pays is $5,443.20.
Questions about tuition can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessibility Resources & Disability Services
The Center for Accessibility Resources & Disability Services (CARDS) serves students with permanent and temporary disabilities (examples of various disability types include visual, mobility, hearing, chronic medical illnesses, learning, ADD/ADHD, psychological, and cognitive conditions).
CARDS works to support students with disabilities and ensure that reasonable accommodations are made to provide programmatic and physical access. CARDS encourages all students with visible or invisible disabilities to self-identify and register with their office. Specific information about requesting accommodation during Summer at Barnard is available on the CARDS website. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
All Barnard Summer Session students are required to have U.S. health insurance that covers major illnesses and accidents within the United States.
Barnard continues to implement campus and community safety measures in accordance with decisions made by the institution's Public Health Response Team. Courses in Summer 2023 will be fully in person.
Eating on Campus
Barnard Dining operates two dining locations during the summer, each offering a different dining experience.
Where to Eat On Campus
- Liz’s Place: Looking for a beverage, snack or grab-and-go item? Visit Liz’s Place in the Diana Center, opening June 1. Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 2pm, there is a wide selection of beverages including made to order coffee and tea specialities, along with grab-and-go items. A curated assortment of toiletries are available for those items you may need!
- Hewitt Dining: Stop by Hewitt Dining, open June 25 (starting with dinner) through August 26. Summer session students are able to pay at the door–no meal plan needed. This all-you-care-to-eat dining facility provides hearty and delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. Sunday offers brunch and dinner.
- Barnard Dining offers food options for a variety of tastes and diets.
- Liz’s Place has a selection of grab-and-go and snacks ready to meet your dietary needs.
- Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-avoidance selections are available in Hewitt Dining. Look for the icons at each station and visit Barnard Dining Dine on Campus Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Avoidance for more information.
- Hewitt Dining uses only Halal meats, is a pork-free and reduced-nut facility and offers a certified Kosher in-house dining program.
Have questions or concerns? Contact Barnard Dining’s dedicated dietitian Erika DeMinno to help you navigate Liz’s Place, Hewitt Dining or answer any dietary questions. Erika is available before you arrive on campus or anytime during your stay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all current undergraduate students at Barnard College and Columbia University, as well as visiting students from other colleges and universities, registrations will be processed as received (no seats saved for majors or class years). Questions? Email email@example.com.
Pre-baccalaureate students must apply through the Pre-College Program. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration opens on March 13. The last day to add a class is May 26.
Once the summer session begins, you cannot drop your only class on SSOL. Please email the Barnard registrar at email@example.com, to request the drop or withdrawal from a summer course. We will process it according to the date it was sent. Please see the academic calendar for dates and deadlines.
Incoming first-year students (class of 2027) who will begin at Barnard in the Fall Semester must apply to take a class through the Pre-College Program. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incoming transfer students can register as a non-Barnard visiting student. Questions can be directed to email@example.com.
Students currently on a leave of absence should reach out to Dean Rebecca Grabiner if they are interested in taking a summer course. Refer as well to the Leaves of Absence and Returns webpage.
Contact Dean Grabiner: schedule an appointment or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
No. Recent graduates or those who plan to have their degree conferred in May are not eligible to register for a summer course.
Please refer to the Registrar’s webpage that details information about taking summer classes elsewhere. For policies related to credit for Columbia summer classes, please check here.
No. All students will be charged on a per-credit basis and will be billed separately from Fall and Spring tuition.
Access to Courseworks, our designated course portals (where students will find course materials), will be granted at the start of the summer courses in which you enroll. *Students with no prior affiliation to Columbia University will receive login credentials from the Office of Summer Session and Continuing Studies
Current undergraduate students should email email@example.com for assistance. Pre-Baccalaureate students should email firstname.lastname@example.org.