More than 56,000 students enroll in ASU’s Summer School, setting a university record

  • ASU’s Summer School kicked-off on May 18, with rolling admission throughout the summer.
  • Enrollment is up 16.5% over last summer, with 56,000 students taking classes.
  • The number of incoming freshman students taking summer classes is up 74% from 2019.
  • More than 5,200 courses are offered during ASU’s summer sessions.
  • More than 1,000 students total from Tucson (778), Yuma (192) and Flagstaff (104) are taking summer classes at ASU.
  • More than 9,100 students from California are enrolled.

Arizona State University is forging ahead in its relentless pursuit of access, inclusion and excellence. And students are responding. This year, ASU set an enrollment record for Summer School, with 56,000 students from across the state and country enrolling, an increase of 16.5% over last year.

Thousands of resilient students are making the most of being stuck at home, taking advantage of reduced course rates, financial aid, an expedited application process, rolling start dates, and access to more than 5,200 classes, including more than a dozen new courses specifically about COVID-19, such as Pandemics and Public Management, Navigating Complicated Grief during COVID-19, andThe Moviegoer’s Guide to the Future: Infectious Diseases.

“I have been trying to pursue two degrees and graduate in time, which meant extra credits that I had to take,” said Venkata Masagoni, a finance and data analytics major who is spending the summer at home in India. “I also have a lot of time to focus on my studies this summer since I’m mostly home due to the circumstances we’re in. This is a perfect opportunity for me to stay home and focus on my studies.”

“I wanted to do something during the summer, especially because of the coronavirus, and Biology 100 was the last general-ed course I needed,” said kennedy Kaminsky, a visiting scholar from California who will be a junior at the University of the Pacific this fall. “So, I picked ASU and then they told me about the program where I can take a class and have it transfer to my university,” she said, noting that the process was easy.

“I’m striving to study abroad sometime in the next four years, so I’m taking some classes to free up some time and space for future semesters,” said incoming first-year student Logan Mizuba, who is majoring in aerospace engineering at ASU while he completes his senior year of high school in Hilo, Hawaii.