Jul 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Pitzer Catalog 
2023-2024 Pitzer Catalog

Catalog Addendum

The updates listed in this addendum apply to the 2023-2024 Pitzer Catalog.  This addendum contains policy changes that received approval after the Catalog for the academic year was published as well as corrections of errors in the original version of the Catalog.

2024 Exception to Commencement Participation Policy


For the May 2024 commencement ceremony, students who are expected to graduate the following summer or fall*, are within 4 credits of fully completing all College and major(s) graduation requirements by the end of spring semester 2024, and are enrolled full-time in spring semester 2024, are permitted to “walk” in the commencement ceremony without petition, provided they remain in good financial, conduct, and academic standing during the spring semester.**

*Summer graduates have an October degree conferral date and fall graduates have a February degree conferral date.

**Students eligible to participate under this exception must submit the Graduation Form indicating they will participate through their MyCampus2 portal by the deadline listed in the 2023-24 Academic Calendar.

Summer Course Offerings

Independent Study

Students may register for Independent Study courses during the Summer. The process, guidelines, policies and tuition applicable to such courses during the Fall and Spring semesters also apply during the Summer term. Please see the Independent Study section   of the Pitzer Catalog for additional information.

Summer Session

The Pitzer Summer Session lasts for 6 weeks generally beginning in mid-May and concluding at the end of June. It is an outstanding opportunity for students to continue and enrich their education in a rigorous academic atmosphere distinct from the traditional school year. Students may choose from an extensive slate of undergraduate courses offered across the curriculum during an intensive six-week session. Summer Session offerings include both online and in-person courses and are taught by Claremont Colleges faculty and established adjunct professors.

Who May Apply

Summer Session at Pitzer is open to current students of The Claremont Colleges in good standing at their respective colleges and qualified students in good standing at other accredited colleges and universities. Incoming students of the Claremont Colleges are not eligible to apply.
Admission may be subject to review of the applicant’s academic status and potential for success
in an intensive academic program.


All courses are regular, full-credit course offerings of Pitzer College. Students earn one full course credit (4 semester units, 6 quarter units) per course completed. We recommend that non-Pitzer students check with the Registrar at their home institution to confirm policies on transfer of credits.

Students may take no more than two courses per session. Students should also bear in mind that courses will be intensive and will require considerable study time outside of class.

Tuition and Fees

Summer Session fees have been set so that students enjoy significant savings on tuition and housing as compared to the regular academic year. In addition, Pitzer offers financial assistance to Pitzer students based on available funding and student eligibility. Make sure to register by the priority registration deadline if financial aid is being requested. Courses will count toward the students Satisfactory Academic Progress evaluations and total course count.

Please check with the Pitzer College Student Accounts Office, student_accts@pitzer.edu, for payment policies, procedures and options.

Courses: Per course - $5,850 (25% discount)

Lab Fees: For some courses, students will be assessed an additional lab/materials fee. (Please see course descriptions)

Late Registration Fee: $150 late fee

Housing: Please contact housing@pitzer.edu for now until further information on housing options is available.

Total Estimated Costs Per 6-Week Session (cost applies to any modified course offering fewer than the 6-week session)

1 Course Tuition Only: $5,850

2 Courses Tuition Only: $11,700

Does not include books. Prices subject to change.

Summer Session Calendar
Six-Week Session May 20 - Jun 28

March 18 - April 24

Priority Registration
April 25 - May 10 Late Registration
Friday, May 17 Last day to drop with full refund (non-Pitzer students)
Sunday, May 19 Last day to drop with full refund (Pitzer students)
Monday, May 20 First day of classes
Monday, May 27 Memorial Day holiday - classes held at instructor’s discretion
Monday, June 10 No refunds
Friday, June 14 Last day to drop without a W and last day to opt for Pass/No Credit grading
Wednesday, Jun 19 Juneteenth holiday - classes held at instructor’s discretion
Friday, June 28 Last day to withdraw from a class (W notation on transcript)
Friday, June 28 Last day of classes
Wednesday, July 3 at noon Grades due to the Registrar