Summer School

How can Summer School benefit me?

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.
2020/2021 Summer enrolment will open Wednesday 14 October

Please note:

  • Always double check the Subject Search Database to ensure that your chosen Summer subject is running.
  • Some subjects running over Summer do not fall into the standard teaching periods below – when looking for these in the Subject Search Database use the date filter to search for these subjects rather than the teaching period/summer semester filter.
  • Subjects instances may change at any time, without warning.


Teaching periodDates
Summer (12 weeks) (formerly Summer 1) 2 November 2020  - 12 February 2021
Term 6 (6 weeks) 2 November 2020 - 11 December 2020
Summer 6 (3 weeks) 7 December 2020 - 29 January 2021
Summer 8 (5 weeks) 7 December 2020 - 12 February 2021
Term 1 (6 weeks) (formerly Summer 2) TBC

Finding Summer subjects

The Summer subjects list will be posted here when available.

You can search the Subject Search database for subjects running in Summer that start in 2020 by using the date filters (e.g. set the date filter to start from 1 November 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.