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Summer Courses

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Summer Courses

Summer Courses

Get a head start and earn credits towards your degree this summer!

Welcome to summer at Trent University! Whether you're a new or returning Trent student, or studying for credit at another institution, you can get a head start on your degree by enrolling in summer courses at Trent.

Choose to study at our campuses in Peterborough and Durham Greater Toronto Area, or online. There are over 200 courses to choose from in nearly every discipline and program. 

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Study Options 

Choose from Two Campuses

  • Enjoy the convenience of our Durham GTA campus in Oshawa or the breathtaking scenery of our riverside campus in Peterborough.


Popular Courses 

  • Business
  • Child Development
  • Social Work
  • Cyberethics
  • Genetics
  • Marketing
  • Forensics
  • Statistics
  • And more!

2018 Summer Dates

**Please check the Tuition Fees page for the refund schedule.


12-week term
(full-credit courses)

6-week term
(full- and half-credit courses)

6-week term
(full- and half-credit courses)

Fees due for courses May 1 May 1 June 1

Classes begin (week of)

May 3

May 3

June 18

Final date to register and add courses in myTrent May 3 May 3 June 18
Final date to submit applications for in-course bursaries

May 15

May 15

July 15

**Final date for withdrawal from courses—after this date students remain registered in courses and receive final grades

June 19

May 29

July 12

Final date to submit appeals for in-course bursaries
June 15
June 15
August 15

Classes end

July 26

June 13

July 26

Examination period

July 27-30

June 14-17

July 27-30

2018 Summer Timetable

The official Summer timetable is now available at www.trentu.ca/timetable. Registration is now OPEN. 


When planning your summer courses, please visit Financial Aid to ensure your continuing eligibility to receive OSAP.

Course Overload for the Summer Term 

Full-time and part-time eligible students may register in up to 2.0 credits overall in the Summer session. A full load in a six-week term is 1.0 credit. Students with an academic status of Good Standing may enroll in up to 1.5 credits in one six-week term. Students wishing to take more than 1.5 credits in one six-week term must submit a Course Overload petition to the Committee on Undergraduate Petitions.


  • The course overload maximums do not apply where a program’s planned curriculum requires that students take an additional load.
  • Upon registration, students are responsible for making themselves aware of the academic and financial obligations and deadlines associated with each course.


  • For information related to academic programs and courses contact the relevant department.
  • General inquiries regarding courses offered at Trent University Durham-GTA, or UOIT can be directed to durham@trentu.ca.
  • For all other general inquires email registrar@trentu.ca.