Summer Institute

This summer, Nebraska Wesleyan’s Summer Institute will offer accelerated five- and eight-week courses that meet one night a week or on weekends. Also available are flexible classes that combine classroom work with independent study and online sessions.

Your NWU professors and academic advisor will help you create a personalized education plan that meets your needs.

If you’re new to Nebraska Wesleyan, the Summer Institute is an affordable way to see if NWU is right for you.


See the Summer Institute 2015 Schedule for available courses. Check back often as this course schedule is continuously being updated.

Summer Sessions

Session Dates Campus Closed
5-week Session #1 May 19–June 20 May 25
5-week Session #2 June 22–July 25 July 4
8-week Session June 1–July 25 July 4


Tuition for Summer Institute courses is $265 per credit hour. There are no course fees. Payment is due to the University College Burt Hall Office or the Smith-Curtis Business Office by the first day of class.

University College
Burt Hall South
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
(53rd Street and Huntington Avenue)
Lincoln, NE 68504-2794
dpolson [at]

Business Office
Smith-Curtis 202
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68504-2794
businessoffice [at]

Students may opt to pay in monthly installments through the Nelnet Automatic Payment Plan. There is a $25 fee charged with this service. Enroll for the payment plan at NBS e-Cashier.

How to Register

NWU students
Register online through WebAdvisor from April 1 through May 20. After May 20, any changes to your schedule must be processed through the University College office. Contact Denise Polson at 402.465.2329 or Denice Archer at 402.465.7539 to add or drop Summer Institute Classes after the May 20 deadline.

Transfer and other students
Begin the registration process by contacting Melanie Armstrong, 402.465.2100, marmstro [at]

How to prepare

Download the syllabus for each Summer Institute course before your first session. Read it carefully. Most instructors have assignments due at your first class meeting.

Your syllabus will be posted in your course’s Blackboard site. All Summer Institute course syllabi will be available to students at least one week prior to the first day of the session in which the course is scheduled.

Be sure you understand the different formats of the courses you want to take. It’s your responsibility to meet each course’s particular requirements. If you have any questions about the course, contact the course instructor. Instructor contact information will be included in the course syllabus.

Buy your books and have all readings and assignments completed on time. For course material information, consult your course syllabus. You may find textbook information at Prairie Wolves Bookstore.

Check your NWU email often as it will be the main method of communication used by your instructor and Summer Institute administrative staff.

Be sure to double-check the Summer Institute schedule for the date and time of your first class meeting. Also, consult your schedule on Web Advisor to find out where your class will meet. Missing even one class can adversely affect your academic success.

Summer Institute Policies and Procedures

For a detailed description of registration, payment, attendance, student classification, grading, refund and other University College policies, see the Academic Policies and Proceedures (PDF).