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.


Teaching periodDates
Summer Semester (2023/2024)20 November 2023 - 16 February 2024
Term 18 January 2024 - 18 February 2024
Term 6 6 November 2023 - 15 December 2023

Finding Summer subjects

  • You can check the subject details, teaching periods and credit points via the Handbook.
  • Subjects and subject instances may be altered at any time.
  • The number in the middle of the subject code tells you the year level of the subject (1-3 undergraduate, 4+ usually postgraduate) – choose subjects appropriate for your year level that fit within your course Study Plan.
  • Check the subject prerequisites and make sure you have met them before trying to enrol.
  • You can see the weeks listed with dates in the academic calendar.

When using the Handbook search, select from the teaching period filter. Use the filter to find Summer subjects in teaching periods between 20 November and 16 February (e.g. Week 48-08). Summer subjects commence from Week 40.

Please note you will need to complete two different searches to see all Summer subjects (i.e. one for subjects starting in 2023 and one for subjects starting in 2024).

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

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.