Summer Advancement Program

Get a head start on college with the Summer Advancement program!

Through the Summer Advancement Program, you'll get a taste of the college experience as you take regular college courses taught by University of Dayton professors. The credits you earn can be transferred to any college or university, and you only have to pay for your textbooks, transportation, personal expenses, and any laboratory or materials fees.

This program is offered during the second summer session, which runs from mid-June to early August. This course listing (.pdf) from summer 2016 provides a sample of the courses that may be offered. Summer 2017 course offerings will be available in mid-March.

For more information, contact Shyra Thomas, admission and financial aid counselor, at 800-UD PRIDE (800-837-7433) or

Application Information

Applying to the Summer Advancement Program is simple. Just complete the free application, available in late March, and give it to your high school guidance counselor. Your counselor should complete the recommendation and attach your official high school transcript, including any PACT, PSAT, ACT or SAT scores, and mail the completed application and transcript to:

Summer Advancement Program
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-1310

The University of Dayton does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex or handicap.

Orientation Information

Orientation is mandatory for all Summer Advancement students, and dates will be published in April. If you have been accepted to the Summer Advancement Program, you must register for one of the available sessions.

All orientation sessions will be held in Albert Emanuel Hall.