Take a Summer Class

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Cut down on next semester’s course load by taking a class at Kirkwood! Transferring your credits is easy, and we offer courses every summer that meet general education and major requirements.

Find Summer Courses

How to Register

1. Apply for admission. Complete the New Student Application and choose the “Not Seeking a Kirkwood Degree” option under “Academic Program.” This lets you bypass the application requirements.

2. Review the Guest Student Checklist. The checklist will walk you through all of your next steps, including setting up your Kirkwood account, fulfilling the placement process, registering, and paying for classes.


Guest student registration for summer 2021 courses opens on Friday, April 9, at 2 pm.

Why Take a Summer Class at Kirkwood?

Lots of reasons! Here are a few:

  • We’re affordable. Kirkwood charges $180 per credit hour for Iowa residents and $237 for non-residents as of the 2020-21 academic year.
  • Our classes are smaller. You can get the extra help you need – and you can even take two levels of language in one summer!
  • We’re flexible. Our eight-week session means you can start later.
  • Our classes transfer. See your college’s transfer list

Still have questions?

Contact the Advising and Transfer Center

Cedar Rapids Campus:

Iowa City Campus: