Summer is coming and while many students at The University of New Mexico are busy making their plans to complete coursework to graduate, there are others who are planning their summer, which for many, includes taking classes during summer sessions in an effort to stay on top and or even get ahead in their academics.

With instruction consisting of online courses for at least the first eight weeks of the summer, it's a perfect time to take an extra class or two even in the midst of a pandemic. UNM offers a wide range of classes across disciplines with more than 4,200 offerings available from UNM's main, UNM West and UNM's branch campuses that can fit neatly into nearly anyone’s schedule. Sessions include both four- and eight-week courses. Students can earn three (3) credits in four weeks with half-term courses or through intensive two- or three-week courses, which are also available. Courses can also be combined to achieve even more progress towards your degree.

For a complete list of classes, visit Schedule of Classes.

For the summer session, tuition is assessed on a per hour basis up to six hours. Six to nine (6 to 9) hours is considered full-time. Students are assessed for six (6) hours when they are registered for 6, 7, 8 or 9 hours. Students are again charged per hour beginning at the 10th hour. UNM does not charge non-resident tuition in the Summer session except for students in College of Nursing Programs. Essentially, non-resident and resident students receive in-state tuition.

Help is also available from the Office of Advising Strategies for students who have questions. "Advisors are available by Skype, Zoom, or email and can help students chose summer courses.” added Laura Valdez, director, Office of Advising Strategies.

For more information, visit Summer 2020 tuition and fees for specific breakdowns.

“The summer session at UNM is a great time to get ahead, catch up, or stay on track with your degree plan,” said Corine Gonzales, strategic project director, Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management. “Students who attend summer school classes can tackle a challenging class or complete a general education requirement.”

“There is a broad range of summer courses to meet a variety of interests, said Pamela Cheek, associate provost for student success. “Given how challenging this period is for everyone, it is a smart personal strategy to take courses in the summer. It helps to feel like you are moving forward and meeting your goals.”

“Students who received their full time Pell grant during the fall and spring semester, can still be considered for Pell grants during the summer. The federal government recently lifted previous restrictions that prevented students from accessing Pell grant money in the summer who received full time Pell grants,” Brian Malone, director of Financial Aid Office. 

For more information, visit summer Pell grant.  

Course registration, which began April 13, is ongoing. Summer sessions begin on June 1 and continue through July 25. For complete information regarding UNM summer course offerings including how to apply and financial aid information, visit UNM Summer Sessions.