In addition to the standard fall and spring semesters, the University at Buffalo offers many opportunities for credit-bearing study during the short summer and winter terms—whether you are planning to complete your degree at UB or not.
Studying at UB for a summer or winter session provides a short-term opportunity to experience everything a major research university and the Buffalo-Niagara region have to offer. It's a great way to “sample” UB's many opportunities and then return home or continue on for degree study.
Short-term programs run from three weeks to 12 weeks. Course offerings are announced two to three months before the start of each session.
Visit the Class Schedules website to view course offerings and schedules.
Complete the Undergraduate International Student Application Form for Non-Degree Summer / Winter Study if you are:
These application forms provide our office with all the information we need to complete your UB admission and issue your immigration documents (if needed) for your non-degree study here at UB.
Not seeking a UB degree? Check out these non-degree study options during the fall or spring term.
For students already studying in the U.S., summer and winter
study may help accelerate your studies by allowing you to take
required or elective courses toward your graduation. You can also
benefit from spending time in a new part of the United States to
enrich your educational experience.
If you are currently enrolled in another U.S. college or university and are interested in coming to UB for the summer or winter session, you may qualify for concurrent enrollment.