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Lamar University registering for Summer, Fall classes

Current and prospective students are encouraged to register as soon as possible for summer and fall classes at Lamar University.

Early registration is even more important this year because the university will not be able to offer as many small enrollment sections of classes as in years past, said Kevin Smith, senior associate provost. He urges students to register for classes as soon as possible so they will be able to take the classes they want at the times most convenient for them.

Four summer sessions will be offered. Early Summer (Summer 1) will be June 2 to July 7. Late Summer (Summer 2) will be July 8 to Aug. 11. Full Summer (Summer 3) will be June 2 to Aug. 11. Mid Summer (Summer 4) will be June 16 to July 21.

Summer classes offer a valuable opportunity for students to get ahead in their studies. Even students who plan to attend another college or university in the fall can take advantage of Lamar University summer classes. Those students should apply to LU as summer transient students prior to registering.

Fall classes will begin Aug. 22.

Class schedules may be viewed online at

Current students may register online at under the Self Service Banner link using their student identification number (L-number) and personal identification number (PIN). If students are required to meet with an academic advisor, they should do so before registering for classes. A list of advisors for all majors is available at

New students must apply and be admitted to Lamar University. Most also will be required to meet with an academic advisor before registering for classes.

Prospective students should call (409) 880-8316 or visit for admissions information. Entering freshmen must submit an online application, a copy of their high school transcript and an SAT or ACT score to complete the application process. Transfer and summer transient students must submit an online application and have official transcripts sent from all colleges and universities previously attended.

Orientation sessions will be available for new students beginning June 9. For more information on orientation, visit

Lamar University, a comprehensive public university, offers more than 100 degree programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Courses are available both online and in a traditional face-to-face setting. For more information on becoming a student, visit or call (409) 880-8316.