Have you considered Summer School?

Have you considered Summer School?

Why not use part of your summer break to get ahead in your studies?

You can use Summer School to:

  • make up for a subject that you failed (where offered)
  • complete a subject that you may have dropped previously (where offered)
  • finish university and start a career sooner
  • spread out workload to a more convenient time
  • free up more time for working during the standard semester
  • study a subject that could be an elective in your course.

Please note: Always double check the Subject Search Database to ensure that your chosen Summer subject is running. Subjects instances may change at any time, without warning.


Teaching periodDates
Summer 1 (2019/2020) (12 weeks)4 November 2019 –14 February 2020
Summer 2 (6 weeks)6 January – 14 February 2020
Summer 3 (2 weeks)3 February – 14 February 2020
Exam period: Summer 1, 2 and 318 February – 21 February 2020

How to enrol

Current students who meet the prerequisites may enrol in summer subjects via StudentOnLine.

Deferred students wanting to get ahead by starting during Summer semester can contact our Future Students team to help you enrol.

Non-La Trobe students may also enrol into summer subjects by completing an Application for Single Unit Enrolment form. Applicants should speak to the subject owning College to discuss single unit application closing dates and supporting document requirements. Successful applicants will be enrolled directly into the subject.


If you’re currently enrolled at La Trobe, Summer School subjects will form part of your normal course study costs. Subjects must count towards your course structure and be checked with your course coordinator or you must apply using the single unit studies application form, where higher fees will apply.

For those thinking about taking a subject as a non-award subject, fee information is available online using our fee calculator. Note, the cost of the subjects vary between discipline bands.

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