Catalog 2021-2022

Summer and Winter Intersession Study

The University offers seven summer terms of varying length and a two-week winter intersession . These terms provide excellent learning opportunities for students wishing to accelerate or enhance their degree program, and they offer professional advancement for working adults. A wide variety of core courses and summer-only courses are offered during the months of May through August. Summer classes are scheduled so students may take more than one course per term and/or take courses in more than one summer term. On-campus housing is available during summer terms (see

The May Term is an accelerated two-week term that starts immediately after the spring semester and concludes prior to the start of the first six-week summer term. New students are not admitted for May Term. There are two six-week summer terms; the first one starts in May and the second starts in July. Students may take up to 9 credit hours in each of these six-week summer term. A 12-week term runs concurrently with the two six-week terms. This schedule provides for a high degree of flexibility for full-time and part-time students with other summer obligations. 

The Winter Intersession is an accelerated two-week term in January prior to the spring semester in which high-demand graduate and undergraduate core and elective courses are offered. New students are not admitted at Winter Intersession.

Visiting Students

Students from other colleges and universities are welcome at the University in the summer, and assistance is provided for these students to transfer the courses taken at the University to their degree-granting institution.

Admission and Course Registration

A searchable schedule of summer courses is found at Course offerings vary for each term and are listed by summer term:

  • May Term (two-week term) - New students are not admitted for this term.
  • Summer Executive MBA (graduate business cohort only)
  • Summer Session I (first six-week term)
  • Summer Session II (second six-week term)
  • Summer 12-week Session
  • Summer Graduate Education (graduate classes only)
  • Nonprofit Summer (graduate classes only)

Regularly enrolled UT students may register for summer classes at any time after registration opens in late February; advisor check-off is not required. Individuals not already admitted to The University of Tampa must first complete the admissions application, found at Any student wishing to transfer credits taken at The University of Tampa to another institution should enroll as a transient student. For additional information on summer courses and programs please contact the Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies at (813) 257-1713 or

See the Dropping Courses, Withdrawals and Refunds section in the Costs and Financial Information chapter of this catalog for May Term, Summer Terms and Winter Intersession policies.