Summer Institute

Nebraska Wesleyan’s Summer Institute offers courses in accelerated five- and eight-week sessions.  Some are offered online or in a hybrid format.

See WebAdvisor for a complete up-to-date list of courses being offered.

Summer Sessions

Session Dates Campus Closed
1st 5-week Session May 17–June 18 May 30
2nd 5-week Session June 20–July 23 July 4
8-week Session May 31–July 23 July 4


Tuition for Summer Institute courses is $265 per credit hour. Payment is due to the Business Office or University College Office by the first day of class.

Business Office
Smith-Curtis 202
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68504-2794
businessoffice [at]
Hours: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–noon, 1–5 p.m.

University College
Burt Hall South
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
(53rd Street and Huntington Avenue)
Lincoln, NE 68504-2794
scurtis [at]
Hours: Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–8 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

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 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students
Register online through WebAdvisor beginning April 6 (according to registration time assignment) through May 17. After May 17, any changes to your schedule must be processed through the Registrar's Office.

NWU University College students
Register with your advisor beginning April 1.  

Visiting students
Begin the registration process by contacting the Registrar's Office, registrar [at] or 402.465.2243.

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 more information, view the Summer Institute fact sheet (PDF).