First-Year Jump Start | University of Portland

First-Year Jump Start

Want to get a jump-start on your college courses? During both summer sessions, the University of Portland offers introductory-level courses for incoming first-year students. Many of these courses fulfill University core requirements. Some examples of courses that may be offered include:

BIO 203 - Health and Longevity
BIO 205 - Foundations of Biology
CHM 207 - General Chemistry I
CST 225 - Interpersonal Communication
ENG 107 - College Writing
ENG 112 - Thinking Through Literature
ENV 162 - Introduction to the Oceans
FA 107 - The Creative Process in Visual Art
FRN 205 - Accelerated Intermediate French Language and Culture
HST 211 - Who is America: The Modern U.S.
MTH 112 - Precalculus
MTH 121 - Calculus for Business and Social Science Majors
MTH 161 - Elementary Statistics
PHL 150 - Engaging Philosophy
PHL 220 - Engaging Ethics
PHY 204 and PHY 205 - General Physics I and II
POL 205 - World Politics
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology
SPN 101 and SPN 102 - Elementary Spanish (3 week each class)
SPN 201 and SPN 202 - Intermediate Spanish (3 weeks each class)
SW 101 - Social Work and Social Justice
THE 105 - Engaging Ultimate Questions
THE 205 - Biblical Texts

Important Note for First-Year Students Interested in Summer School

To qualify for summer admission, incoming first-year students need to be accepted to the University. Incoming first-year students registering for summer must register as "non-matriculating" students and maintain their admission date in the fall so as not to jeopardize their financial aid. Most types of financial aid cannot be applied to summer school. However, summer tuition is discounted in comparison to tuition during the academic year.