Summer Enrollment Sets ASU Online Record

With daily life has been upended because of the COVID-19 pandemic, ASU offers students options to further their education with summer courses. Approximately 33,000 students have registered for classes with ASU Online this summer.

Mark S. Searle, executive vice president and university provost said  “I am equally impressed by the students who have enrolled in summer classes — they are choosing to approach our present reality as an opportunity to make progress on their academic goals.”

More than 5,200 courses are offered this summer to ASU Online students, including relevant topics such as Managing Grief during COVID-19, Criminal  Justice Leadership During Unique Events - COVID 19, and Effective COVID-19 Responses in a Changing World.

“A lot of students had their studies interrupted in the spring –– they’re still sheltering in place –– and they are saying this seems like a very good time to buckle down and get college credit during the summer,” says Philip Regier, university dean for educational initiatives and CEO, EdPlus at ASU.

ASU For You Brings Education to All Ages


The for-credit courses are just part of ASU’s schedule this summer. ASU for You, the university’s vast collection of online resources curated onto a single platform, is also available throughout the summer. That content, much of it offered for low to no cost, is for all learners, from elementary school students to adults. It includes online course materials for high school students from ASU Prep Digital; free self-paced modules in areas such as entrepreneurship, caregiving and sustainability; professional development courses created by ASU experts in topics including human resources and marketing.

ASU Online sets record with nearly 33,000 students registered for summer 2020 classes


The interest in ASU Online summer 2020 enrollments builds on the numbers seen this spring, where 46,795 students signed up for undergraduate and graduate programs. Additionally, nearly 16,400 Sun Devils graduated from online programs this May –– the largest class yet to date –– with close to 6,600 graduating with honors, the most ever for an individual class.

ASU’s Session B starts July 1, and you can learn more about the courses and programs offered at

Portions originally published on ASU Now.

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