Mount Saint Vincent University’s second summer semester (known as “Summer Session 2” or “SS2”) runs online from July 6 to August 21.

We are fortunate at MSVU to be a leader in online education. We have a strong and pioneering history in remote program delivery, dating back almost 40 years. It means that during this temporary shift to a focus on online learning, we have a really solid foundation from which to build.

Get started early!

New MSVU students interested in getting a jump start on their studies have some fantastic online course options available to them starting this July – for example:

  • COMM 2211/PBRL 2211 – Intro to Public Speaking
  • CULS 2203 – History of Rock and Roll
  • PHYS 1120 – Intro Astronomy 1: Sky & Planet
  • SOAN 1502 – Questioning Society
  • SPAN 1101 – Spanish Language and Culture
  • WOMS 2231 – Women and Culture

Transition Math, English and Chemistry Summer Session 2 course offerings

Also, it’s not too late to register if you need to upgrade to start your MSVU program. Here are a few of the helpful options available to you:

Chemistry 1005: Chemical Concepts

A great course for students who don’t have Grade 12 Chemistry or a Grade 12 Science but want to gain entry to our Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Applied Human Nutrition programs.

Library 2100: Introduction to Research in the Information Age

This is a 2000 level elective that counts towards most degree requirements. The prerequisite for this course will be waived for Summer Session 2 (meaning students new to their undergraduate studies at MSVU are eligible to take it) and the course will also count towards meeting Grade 12 English requirements, if completed successfully.

Math 0027: Statistics and Math preparation

This non-credit course will count as a Grade 12 Math admissions requirement and will prepare students for Statistics courses (required in many programs).

Support for online learners

Whether you are brand new to online learning, or you have taken online courses in the past, please know that we are here to support you as you navigate the online learning environment. If you have any questions, please contact You can also visit the Online Support for Students section of our website.

Need course advising or help registering?

Contact or the Centre for Academic Advising and Student Success at for course advice or help in registering.

Remember, this isn’t forever!

We will return to our beautiful university home on the hill soon. And we can’t wait to see you then.