Summer Sessions offers a variety of online courses that allow you to earn academic credit and satisfy requirements from anywhere in the world. Online learning opportunities through Summer Sessions allow you maximum flexibility with your study schedule. You can take a course with your favorite professor, satisfy degree requirements, or even make progress toward select summer minor or certificate programs.
Browse all available summer online and web-based courses in the Class Schedule.
Online and web-based courses are offered by dozens of academic departments and vary in length and session dates.
Enrolling in Online Courses
Enrollment opens in February 2023. Visit our How to Apply page for important dates and deadlines.
- UC Berkeley students add summer online classes in CalCentral.
- UC students from other campuses will need to apply to Summer Sessions before enrolling in summer online classes through our application portal.
- Domestic and international students will need to apply to Summer Sessions before enrolling in summer online classes through our application portal.
Are you currently a high school student interested in summer online courses? See our Pre-College Scholars: Virtual Program to learn how you can enroll in online courses for UC Berkeley credit and be part of our virtual campus this summer.
Asynchronous & Synchronous Options
Summer online courses are offered in either asynchronous or synchronous formats. The class notes for individual courses in the class schedule will indicate the type of instruction for that course. You can also sort summer online course listings by asynchronous or synchronous instruction.
Asynchronous courses consist of pre-recorded presentations and are available to students to watch at the time of their choosing. Asynchronous engagement may also include collaborative annotations, discussion threads, etc. Some classes with the "asynchronous" notation may be asynchronous only; others may have a synchronous option. Please see the class notes for each course for more information
Synchronous courses have components during the days and time that are specified on the class schedule. Participation may be in-person or remote, depending on the mode of instruction. Please see the class notes for each course for more information. All class meeting times are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
Note: As you search the course catalog, you'll find both "Online" and Web-Based" instruction types for summer. "Web-Based" and "Online" courses are all online courses, just with different naming conventions. For additional information on instruction types, visit the Office of the Registrar's Instruction FAQ.
Online Courses for Summer 2023
To view the Online Summer Session course offerings for 2023, visit the Berkeley Academic Guide.