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March 08, 2019

La Roche College Announces Summer Course Schedule

PITTSBURGH, March 8, 2019 – Starting May 27 La Roche University will offer summer courses at a reduced tuition rate.

Summer classes include a robust selection of traditional and online courses, with multiple sessions running from three to 10 weeks. Free on-campus housing also is available to students who enroll full time (six credits for domestic students; 12 credits for students in the English as a Second Language program). The 2019 sessions include:

  • May 27 to Aug. 3 – Ten-week session
  • May 27 to June 15 – Three-week session
  • May 27 to July 6 – Six-week session
  • May 27 to July 20 – Eight-week session
  • May 27 to June 29 – First five-week session
  • July 1 to Aug. 3 – Second five-week session

“Summer classes at La Roche allow all types of students to further their education while lowering costs. Students receive the same quality of academics as those who take classes in the fall,” Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Tom Schaefer, Ph.D., said. “The learning environment is unique and personal, there is an option for free housing, and students are able to achieve success without sacrificing other obligations they may have during the summer.”

Classes are open to students who want to minimize their fall workload, including adult learners who seek career advancement. All students are expected to have completed the established course prerequisites, as indicted on the schedule of classes. Academic credits earned will appear on an official La Roche transcript. Visiting undergraduate students are required to seek the permission of their home registrar to ensure that courses taken are transferable to their home institution.

High school students may earn college credit through La Roche’s Scholar Credit Initiative Program (SCIP) to receive a discount on per-credit costs and get acclimated to the college learning environment sooner. Classes are offered online and on campus, and include a wide variety of courses in history, English, languages and more.

Visit to apply online today. Applicants who have questions regarding prerequisites or the registration process at La Roche may contact the Registrar’s Office at 412-536-1083 or

About La Roche University: A private liberal arts college in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche University offers more than 50 undergraduate and five graduate degree programs, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential college provides a vibrant campus community for more than 1,400 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche University embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche University educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.