Summer school registration now open

Registration is now open for hundreds of summer school classes at Bemidji State University.

Classes are offered in a variety of formats, including traditional on-campus classroom experiences, courses that are offered completely online, and blended experiences that combine classroom and online learning.

BSU’s summer classes are held in three sessions, with a May term and two month-long course tracks. May term runs from May 15-31; summer session I is from June 3-July 5; and summer session II is from July 8-Aug. 2. In addition, some courses may run on a different schedule tailored to the unique needs of that course.

Students can register for courses through the first day of classes for each term.

Students interested in enrolling in summer school courses at Bemidji State do not have to be regular students at the university. Students who wish to take courses but do not intend to pursue a degree may apply to be admitted to BSU as a special student and may register for classes once that application has been approved.

In total, BSU is offering more than 300 courses in more than 30 disciplines this summer.

Individual courses of note being offered this summer include:
• LSAT and Law School Preparation, a new one-credit course being offered in the May term. The course is a combination of law school advice and strategy as well as preparation for the Law School Admission Test. The course will be especially useful for students considering the LSAT in June or October.

• Field Geoscience for Teachers offers an intense academic experience with practical application of theoretical learning. Activities will include the launch and recovery of a high-altitude weather balloon and short-duration field trips. The course meets from July 15-19.

• The Department of English is offering intensive study in Old English and Latin in separate online courses beginning in June and running through early August.

• The mass communication program is offering a digital filmmaking course during the May term. Students will gain basic knowledge of filmmaking equipment, and will cover topics such as lighting and sound, casting and location scouting, and the roles of acting, directing, and storytelling in the filmmaking process.

For more information about summer school at Bemidji State University, visit

Summer school
Summer 2013 planning guide (PDF download)