Take a Summer Class

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 courses opens in April. 

Why Take a Summer Class at Kirkwood?

Lots of reasons! Here are a few:

  • We’re affordable. Kirkwood tuition is one of the lowest in Iowa.
  • 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 Academic Advising Center