Make Trinity a Part of Your Summer

Summer Session I: June 1 – July 1, 2021

As part of the four-term 2020-21 academic year, Summer Session I allows Trinity students to enroll in 1 or 2, one-credit courses during a five-week term from June 1 – July 1, 2021.

2021 Summer Session I is optional for all students. Students must register for a minimum of 4 credits in the spring and summer session I terms combined to be considered full time. That is, a student will be permitted to enroll for 2 or 3 credits in the spring if they take 1 or 2 credits in the Summer Session I term.

Summer Session I Information

Although most students will enroll in Summer Session I courses at the same time as spring course registration, the add/drop period for courses remains open through Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Students can manage Summer Session I enrollments through TCOnline. Please refer to the summer course schedule for a complete listing of courses.

Tuition and room and board fees will cover the four terms of the new academic calendar; financial aid also will apply across these terms. The maximum amount of credits that may be taken in the fall and J-Term combined and the spring and Summer Session 1 combined, as part of regular tuition, is 5.75 and, as part of the total number of credits, students can take a maximum of 2 credits in summer. Students who register for more than 5.75 course credits are charged an additional surcharge, with some exceptions as indicated on tuition and fees.

Students taking in-person summer session I courses must apply for summer housing. Students taking remote classes should plan to depart campus at the conclusion of Spring 2021 finals, but housing may be provided for extenuating circumstances. Visit Summer Housing for eligibility, application, and additional information or contact the Summer Housing Coordinators via email at

Summer Session II: July 6 – August 5, 2021

These courses offer you the chance to catch up on credits and core requirements or explore new interests, while engaging in small, focused classes. Session II courses are listed on the course schedule. Registration opens on Monday, March 29, 2021 and Trinity students will be able to enroll in courses via TCOnline.

Please note: Summer Session II course tuition is not included as part of your combined 2021 Spring and Summer Session I bill. Please see detailed information below regarding tuition rates and financial aid.

Summer Session II Information


Summer Session II course tuition is not included as part of your combined 2021 Spring and Summer Session I bill. Session II tuition is $2,955 per course credit. Students will be billed $700 for exploratory internships. In 2021, there are no registration or application fees.

Financial Aid

Trinity College students who receive financial aid during the academic year (fall and/or spring) may be eligible for grant support for summer courses. Information about financial aid for Summer Session II will be available in April. Please contact us via email Financial Aid Office or via phone at 860-297-2046 for further information.

Late Fees & Refunds 

Summer Session II classes dropped after June 29, 2021 will be charged a fee of $250.
There will be no refunds after the first class meeting.

Student Accounts

The Student Accounts office will bill Trinity students for tuition charges.  Trinity students can access and pay their tuition here. ​

Visiting stud​ents will need to arrange payment when registering online for a course or institute via Paypal/credit card.​

Please direct any questions about billing to Dina Jorge, Student Accounts & Loans Manager, Trinity Commons 111 or (860) 297-2027​.

For Trinity Students:

​Trinity students can register and manage enrollments for Summer Session II courses, beginning on March 29, 2021 via TCOnline.  (See Tuition & Fees​ above.)

Students can register for session II until the final day of the add/drop period on Wednesday, July 7. Late add fees will be waived for Summer 2021; however a $250 drop fee will be charged for classes dropped on or after June 29.

Students may enroll in no more than two courses per summer session.  All summer session II courses must be taken for a grade, not on a pass/fail basis.

Scroll down for information about summer internships for academic credit.

For Visiting Students (other undergraduates):

​Visiting students to Trinity should first read through Information for Visiting Students​ and submit a visiting student application. Visiting Student registration is on a space available basis in remote courses only and you will be contacted with registration information once your visiting student application has been reviewed. ​​

Course Cancellations

Courses may be canceled if they do not meet a minimum enrollment; you will be notified by the week of  June 28 if the course you selected is canceled.  If that occurs, you will be given the option of selecting a replacement course, subject to the availability of seats.  If you decide not to take a replacement course, you will receive a full refund and not be assessed the drop fee.

Withdrawing From a Course

You may withdraw from a session II course and receive a grade of “W” prior to July 12, 2021.  After this date, you will receive a grade of “F” if you choose not to complete the course; and withdrawing will require petitioning the Academic Affairs Committee for approval.  In order to withdraw from a course, you must notify the Registrar’s Office in writing/by e-mail.  A phone call is not accepted as notice to withdraw, and failure to attend the class will not drop you from the course.

If you are planning to do an internship for credit this summer, please visit Handshake –Experiences to complete an Internship for credit enrollment form. View Detailed Academic Calendar for submission deadlines.

Students can complete a 0.5 credit exploratory internship, on a pass/fail basis.  After you secure your internship, you must choose a faculty sponsor and then complete an internship enrollment form via Handshake. Once your internship enrollment form is complete, it will go through a three-tiered approval process (1. Career Development, 2. Internship Supervisor, 3. Faculty Sponsor), and then you will be enrolled in the internship and billed $700.

If you decide not to complete your internship, you must notify (​), and withdraw by following the withdrawal policies for all summer courses.  Failure to properly withdraw will result in a grade of F.​​​​​

For more information about internships for credit please visit: Earning Academic Credit for an internship.

On-campus housing is available for Trinity students taking in-person Trinity summer courses. Students taking remote classes should plan to depart campus at the conclusion of Spring 2021 finals, but housing may be provided for extenuating circumstances.

Visit Summer Housing for eligibility, application, and additional information.

Summer Housing Applications​ are due by April 12, 2021. If you are planning to enroll in a summer session II in-person course, you should apply by this date. If you decide to enroll in a course after the deadline, or have general summer housing questions, contact the Summer Housing Coordinators via email at​

For additional information, visit the summer session II FAQ page.

Study Away

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all summer study away programs are suspended, both for Trinity-administered programs and programs offered through third-party providers, domestic and abroad.


Please refer to the links below for more detailed information and other available summer programs. Direct any questions about the Summer Term to your academic adviser, course instructors, or the Registrar’s Office.



Trinity Tech-Edge Summer Program

Trinity Tech-Edge Returns for Summer 2021! Online Technology and Innovation Summer Program designed for liberal arts students to acquire core skills in technology and business innovation, embrace disruption and learn to thrive in the virtual workplace.

Additional Summer Programs