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Summer & Winter Sessions F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

Read Q & A below about Summer and Winter Sessions at Creighton University.

If you have any questions about deadlines, please contact the Registrar's Office at or 402.280.2702.

Q & A

When can I register for the Summer and Winter Session?

  • Summer Sessions registration opens on late March, using your Summer/Fall registration PIN.
  • Winter Session registration opens mid-October for all students using their Spring Semester registration PIN (even if they are not eligible to register for spring courses).

Are all classes online or do they meet face-to-face?

  • Summer classes are available in virtual and in-person formats, so you have flexibility to be in Omaha or somewhere else.
  • All Winter classes offered are online, so you do not have to be in Omaha to take them.

Do I need to meet with my advisor?

  • Yes, it is recommended that students meet with their advisor to discuss expectations of a Summer or Winter Sessions course, however not required.

Who is eligible to take a winter session course?

  •  All students can take courses during Summer or Winter Sessions. Freshmen must request permission from their Dean’s Office to take Winter Term courses using the Override for Winter Term form.

How many courses should I take?

  • Summer courses are available in several session lengths during summer. The shorter sessions can be more intense as they are covering more material in a shorter amount of time. It is recommended you speak with your advisor.
  • Winter courses: Because of the intense nature of each of the courses (taking 15 weeks of material and condensing it into 4 weeks) we allow students to register for only one course or one lecture/lab combination (4-credit hours maximum) in a given Winter Session.

How much does a winter session course cost?

Additional Academic Information for Summer & Winter Sessions

Students will be permitted to register as auditors with the authorization of the dean. Not all courses are open to auditors. Auditors are not held responsible for the work expected of regular students, are not admitted to examinations, and receive no grade or credit for the course. Regular attendance at class is expected and auditors are subject to being dropped from the course for excessive absences. (In this event auditors receive a W.)

A student who has previously enrolled as an auditor may not take the course for credit during any succeeding semester or summer term except by special permission of the dean.

Tuition for courses audited are reduced from the spring semester per-credit hour tuition rate. Special courses, workshops and institutes offered at a special flat-tuition charge are excluded from the auditor discount. Students seeking to change from credit to audit status will be eligible for a tuition adjustment (if not otherwise applicable) only if the change is made with the dean's approval within the period for late registration.

Creighton University’s primary obligation is the total education of its students. Implicit in the achievement of this goal will be the student’s conscientious attendance of classes and laboratory sessions. Any exception to this norm will be made by the individual instructor for his or her own well-considered reasons.

Each teacher in the undergraduate colleges will, at the start of the term, announce his or her procedures concerning class attendance, verification of excused absences, etc. It is the student’s responsibility to note these procedures and to follow them carefully.

Typically, students may take a maximum of 4 credits in each summer “part of term.” For example, students may take 4 credits for sessions starting in May, 4 credits for sessions starting in June and/or 4 credits for sessions starting in July. In some instances, students may wish to take two, 3-credit courses in a shortened summer term, but please note that is the equivalent of 21 credits in a regular semester. Students should speak with their academic advisor about attempting a heavier course load during the shorter, summer terms.

Each candidate for a degree to be conferred at the close of the Summer Sessions must file a formal application for the degree with the Registrar's Office in June. Degrees will be conferred in August. Diplomas may be picked up at the Registrar's Office after mid-September, or will be sent to the graduate by certified mail.

No graduation ceremonies are held during the summer. However, those students who are candidates for degrees at the end of Summer Sessions may attend the University Spring Commencement of the same year. The application deadline is in March. See the Registrar's website for more information on due dates.

Access your online course on BlueLine using your NetID and BLUE password.

Prior to registering for an online class, make sure that you have access to the necessary technology requirements to access the course.

You can make changes to your course schedule online on NEST through May 12. A registration PIN is required to make changes online.

Schedule changes after May 12 must be made through the Registrar’s Office.

Students who wish to transfer Creighton-earned credits to their home school are responsible for complying with all regulations required for transfer of credit at their home institution.

Transcripts are issued by the University Registrar. Copies of transcripts from other institutions will not be sent out by Creighton.

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