Spend your summer with Yeshiva University!

Jumpstart your college degree with YU Summer classes. High school students entering grade 12, recent high school graduates, and visiting students from other colleges can enroll in our academic summer courses.

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We offer courses in two 5-week sessions and a full 10-week session: 

  • Summer Session I: June 2-July 1, 2021 
  • Summer Session II: July 6-August 5, 2021 
  • Full Summer Session: June 2-August 5, 2021 

See the Summer 2021 Academic Calendar for holidays and other important dates. Academic courses are co-ed unless otherwise noted. Class times are subject to change. 

Online courses may be in the following formats: 

  • Asynchronous: classes have a set start and end date as well as deadlines along the way to keep you on track, but you do not have to be online at a specific time.
  • Synchronous: classes have a schedule of regular live meetings that take place online.
  • Semi-synchronous: classes have a schedule of regular live (synchronous) meetings that take place online, as well as asynchronous course content that you complete by certain deadlines. 

Specific formats are noted under each course, below. 


The following course offerings have no pre-requisites and are open to any visiting high school student: 
Summer Session I: June 2-July 1, 2021
  • ARTS 3009 Introduction to Computer Design – 3 credits - Asynchronous Online [Esther Schwartz]   

  • BIO 1011R Biology Principles I Lecture - 3 credits - Semi-synchronous Online [Radhashree Maitra]  
    Live Classes: Tuesday and Thursday, Lecture: 1-2:30pm; Recitation: 2:30-3:20pm  
    BIO 1011L Biology Principles I Lab – 2 credits - Semi-synchronous Online [Athulaprabha Murthi]   
    Live Classes: Live Classes: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9-10am  

  • ECO 1010 Principles of Economics - 3 credits - Asynchronous Online [Robert Utzinger]   

  • ENG 1026 Face to Face: Modern Identities in Film - 3 credits - Asynchronous Online [Elizabeth Stewart]  

  • IDS 1010 Mathematics for Business - 3 credits - Semi-synchronous Online [Manachanallur Ravi]   
    Live Classes: Wednesday, 1-2:15pm  

  • JHI 1200 Classical Jewish History - 3 credits - Asynchronous Online [Joseph Angel]   

  • JHI 1440 Jews in Eastern Europe 1500-1945 - 3 credits - Asynchronous Online [Joshua Karlip]    

  • JUDS Intermediate Talmud – 3 credits – Beren Campus [David Noach Nachbar] - open to women only  
    Live Classes: Monday-Friday: 9:00-11:30am Beit Midrash; 11:31am-1:00pm class  

  • MATH 1410 Fundamentals of Calculus - 4 credits - Asynchronous Online [Ester Ben- Ari]   

  • PHY 1031R Intro to Physics I Lecture - 4 credits - Synchronous Online [Fredy Zypman]  
    Live Classes: Monday-Friday, 9:00-11:30am   
    PHY 1031L Intro to Physics I Lab - 1 credit - Synchronous Online [Mark Edelman]    
    Live Classes: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:30-2:45pm  

  • POLI 1301 Intro to International Relations - 3 credits - Semi-synchronous Online [Jonathan Cristol]    
    Live Classes: 9-11am on the following days only:    
    Week One: Wed/Thurs;   
    Week Two: Mon/Wed/Fri;   
    Weeks Three-Four: Tues/Thurs;   
    Week Five: Mon/Wed/Thurs (Final)   

  • PSY 1010 Introduction to Psychology - 3 credits - Asynchronous Online [Eliezer Schnall]    

  • SCIE 1050 Science Fundamentals - 3 credits - Semi-synchronous Online [Lora Danley]   
    Live Classes: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10:00-11:15AM  

  • SOCI 4926 Race, Class, and Gender - 3 credits - Asynchronous Online [Orlee Hauser]  

Summer Session II: July 6-August 5, 2021
  • ART 3006 Digital Design with Color - 3 credits - Asynchronous Online [Esther Schwartz]    

  • BIBL 1211 Topics in Bereishit: The Stories You Never Learned - 3 credits - Semi-synchronous Online [Deena Rabinovich]   
    Live Classes: Monday and Wednesday, 10-11am   

  • BIO 1012R Biology Principles II Lecture - 3 credits - Semi-synchronous Online [Radhashree Maitra]  
    Live Classes: Tuesday and Thursday, Lecture: 1-2:30pm; Recitation: 2:30-3:20pm  
    *Pre-requisite: BIO 1011R  
    BIO 1012L Biology Principles II Lab - 2 credits - Semi-synchronous Online [Athulaprabha Murthi]  
    Live Classes: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9-10am   
    *Pre-requisite: BIO 1011L  

  • ECO 1010 Principles of Economics - 3 credits - Asynchronous Online [Karen David]   

  • ENG 1025 Film & Gender - 3 credits - Asynchronous Online [Elizabeth Stewart]  

  • ENG 1036 Frontiers & Borders: Travel Writing through the Ages - 3 credits – Asynchronous Online [David Lavinsky] 

  • HIST 2234 History of Women in the U.S. - 3 credits - Asynchronous Online [Kate Mazza]   

  • IDS 1010 Mathematics for Business - 3 credits - Semi-synchronous Online [Manachanallur Ravi]   
    Live Classes: Wednesday, 1-2:15pm    

  • JPHI 1131 Introduction to Jewish Philosophy - 3 credits - Semi-synchronous Online [Ilan Schimmel]  
    Live Classes: Thursday, 11:10am-12:30pm  

  • PHY 1032R Intro to Physics II Lecture - 4 credits - Synchronous Online [Amish Khalfan]  
    Live Classes: Monday-Friday, 9:00-11:30am   
    *Pre-requisite: PHY 1031R  
    PHY 1032L Intro to Physics II Lab - 1 credit - Synchronous Online [Mark Edelman]    
    Live Classes: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:30-2:45pm  
    *Pre-requisite: PHY 1031L  

  • POLI 1501 Fundamentals of Political Science - 3 credits - Semi-synchronous Online [Joseph Luders]   
    Live Classes: Tuesday and Thursday, 9-11am   

  • PSY 1010 Introduction to Psychology - 3 credits - Asynchronous Online [Eliezer Schnall]  

Full Summer Session June 2-August 5, 2021
  • COMP 1001C Programming for non-Computer Science Majors - 4 credits - Synchronous Online [Lawrence Teitelman] 
    Live classes: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: Lecture: 2:30- 3:50 / Lab: 4:00-4:50 

See the full list of courses at www.yu.edu/summer.


Tuition & Fees

  • Academic Courses: $575 per credit plus summer fees
Summer Fees (one-time)

Priority Application Deadlines

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, space permitting.

  • Session I and Full Session: Apply by May 26, 2021
  • Session II: Apply by June 30, 2021

Registration Policies

  • High School students entering grade 12: Can enroll in up to 6 credits per summer session and up to 10 credits maximum for the summer, including Torah Studies, Bootcamp courses, and academic courses. 
  • Recent High School graduates (graduating 2021) and current YU college students: Can enroll in up to 7 credits per summer session and 10 credits maximum for the summer, including Torah Studies, Bootcamp courses, and academic courses. 
  • Visiting college students: Please check with your home institution for relevant policies. 
  • Auditing a course: Students may audit up to 1 course in the summer. Students will be charged the cost of 1 credit to audit a course, plus applicable fees. Students who wish to audit a course should complete the Visiting Student Application and contact summer@yu.edu for the Request to Audit a Course form.

Apply & Register

Current YU undergraduate students, including those entering in Fall 2021 or on the YU Joint Israel Program: Follow the registration instructions for Current YU Students at www.yu.edu/summer/registration.

Visiting high school students, follow these instructions:

  1. Create an account using our online application system here
  2. Start a new Non-Matriculated Student application for the Summer 2021 semester. 
  3. To submit your application, pay the $65 fee. 
  4. After submitting your application, return to the application’s Supplemental Items and upload a copy of your high school transcript. 

Your application will not be considered complete until we have received your transcript. If your transcript is not received prior to the start of the summer session, we may decline your registration.

High School Student Eligibility

High school students must present a high school transcript and a minimum GPA of 80 (or 2.7 out of 4.0). If your average is below this and you feel that you are a good candidate for YU’s summer programming, please submit a written statement to summer@yu.edu explaining what you hope to get out of the summer program, the supports you have in place to be successful, and any other information that may help us understand your preparedness to succeed. 

High school students should be mindful that a grade in a credit-bearing college course will remain on their permanent academic record and that grade might influence college admissions decisions in the future.