Summer Courses for FYE Students

Almost all of the FYE courses are available for students to take in the summer; summer coursework can help students catch up, retake a course if needed, or may help students who enter FYE through the CODO process to move on to a professional school of engineering before the fall starts. Some sophomore level engineering courses are also typically available in the summer for students who want to get ahead.

Courses

The following FYE required courses are typically offered on the West Lafayette campus in the eight-week summer session (students should check MyPurdue for exact offerings each summer).

  • CHM 11500 and CHM 11600
  • COM 11400
  • CS 15900
  • ENGL 10600
  • ENGR 13200
  • MA 16100 and MA 16200
  • PHYS 17200

The following courses that are not required for FYE, but may be required for several engineering degree programs, are typically offered on the West Lafayette campus in the eight-week summer session (students should check MyPurdue for exact offerings each summer).

  • CE 35000 / EEE 35000
  • CGT 16300 and 16400
  • ECE 20100, ECE 20200, ECE 20700, and ECE 20800
  • IE 34300
  • MA 26100, MA 26200, MA 26500, MA 26600, and MA 30300
  • ME 20000, ME 27000, and ME 27400
  • PHYS 24100 and PHYS 27200

Calendar

The summer session at Purdue (West Lafayette) is divided into three four-week modules. Module 1, sometimes called "Maymester" typically runs from mid-May through early June. The combined modules 2 and 3, sometimes called "regular summer session" typically runs from mid June through early August. Exact dates for each year are available on the Registrar's website. The same amount of material is covered during a Maymester or regular summer session course as in a standard 16-week semester (though classes meet more often during the week, or for longer class periods).

Regional Campuses

Many students will take summer courses at Purdue regional campuses closer to home. The following courses that can meet FYE requirements are typically offered at the regional campuses in summer — students should consult the respective regional campus website for exact schedules and offerings. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with an FYE Advisor prior to taking a Regional Campus course over the summer to ensure that the course will meet the student's educational goals and needs.

Purdue-Calumet

  • CHM 11500 and CHM 11600
  • ENGL 10400 and ENGL 10500 (meets Written Communication Foundational Outcome)
  • ENGR 15100 (meets ENGR 13200 requirement)
  • MA 16300 and MA 16400 (meets MA 16100 and MA 16200 requirement, respectively)
  • PHYS 15200 (meets PHYS 17200 requirement)

Purdue-North Central

  • CHM 11500 and CHM 11600
  • ENGL 10100 and ENGL 10200 (meets Written Communication Foundational Outcome)
  • PHYS 15200 (meets PHYS 17200 requirement)

IPFW

  • CHM 11500 and CHM 11600
  • ENG W1310 (meets Written Communication Foundational Outcome)
  • MA 16500 and MA 16600

IUPUI

  • CHEM C1060 and CHEM C1260 (meets CHM 11600 requirement when taken together)
  • ENG W1310 (meets Written Communication Foundational Outcome)
  • MATH 16600

Other Summer Registration Information

  • You may register for up to four credit hours for Maymester and up to nine for the regular summer session.
  • If you take between six and nine credit hours for the summer, you will be charged a flat fee. If you take fewer than six credit hours or more than nine credit hours, you will be billed on a per credit-hour basis. A tuition calculator is available at www.purdue.edu/bursar.
  • Summer housing and meal plan information is available from the University Residences Office at 494-1000.
  • You register for summer courses at the same time you register for your Fall courses.