Summer Session

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Summer 2020 registration begins May 4, 2020.

Occidental College does not have a formal summer program. However, the College does offer current Occidental students the opportunity to engage in independent studies and internships during the summer. Occidental College is fully approved for registration of veterans under federal and state laws authorizing the reimbursement of tuition and other expenses. Veterans and war orphans who have questions about their eligibility for these benefits should contact the Registrar, James Herr at Only current Occidental College students are eligible to enroll during the summer. 

Independent Study

Students must meet the criteria listed in the College Catalog in order to register for an Independent Study. Those qualified students interested in developing an Independent Study project should be in contact with a faculty supervisor beginning in the spring semester while faculty are readily available. 

All paperwork must be submitted to by the add deadline: May 22, 2020

Independent Study Registration Forms


Students interested in completing an Internship this summer must meet the criteria in the College Catalog. The college offers both a 0-unit (INT 100) and 2-unit (INT 200) option. In both cases, the course will appear on the official college transcript. No retroactive credit will be issued for internships. All questions and inquiries should be set to

All paperwork for internships must be submitted to Hameetman Career Center (HCC) by May 20, 2020

Internship Registration Forms