BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Applications are now open for 2024 Summer Term courses at Illinois Wesleyan, which are accessible to community members, alumni, high school students and students from other institutions, along with current IWU students.

Yard sign surrounded by blue flowers promoting Summer Term at Illinois Wesleyan
Summer Term courses at IWU are now open for enrollment.

Students can enroll in fundamental courses including Calculus I, Introduction to Computer and Data Science, Introduction to Economics, algebra- or calculus-based physics, and Elementary Spanish — or they can explore electives including Staging Faith: Religion and Spiritualism in Early 20th-Century American Theatre or The Highs and Lows of Mood-Altering Beverages and Substances in Historical Perspective.

A searchable list of courses is available here. Students from other colleges and universities should consult their academic advisor and registrar's office about how IWU courses may transfer back to their home institution. 

Available in June and July, all 22 courses are taught by Illinois Wesleyan faculty and are provided in an online format. Most courses are synchronous, meaning all students log in together at scheduled times, but two of the courses, Introduction to Economics and World of Ideas: the Modern Era, are completely asynchronous. 

“With courses across a broad sampling of disciplines, the Summer Term not only allows current college students to make progress on their degrees from any location, but also allows alumni to reconnect with their alma mater and high school students to explore their interests and sample an Illinois Wesleyan education,” said Associate Provost Becky Roesner, who helps organize Summer Term.

For more information about Summer Term, including course descriptions and a registration link, visit