Summer Semester & Accelerate

Stay in West Palm Beach. Get ahead. Make memories.

Palm Beach Atlantic University offers several options for summer studies: Summer Semester, online subterms, and Accelerate — a three-week intensive for students looking to get a head start. At an economical price point and an accelerated, flexible schedule, you could shave off an entire semester of your degree. There are even financial aid options available for many students. Register on myPBA.

Accelerate

The program is the option to take a 3-week intensive course during the final summer sub-term. The class consists of a teaching block Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., so you will only be able to take one of the available courses.

Accelerate courses count toward the fall credit load.

Students must register through Academic GPS:
(561) 803-2072
Academic_GPS@pba.edu

Orientation & Move-In Schedule

8am-4pm Move-In
Get settled into your new home away from home! Students
will receive an email from Residence Life later in the summer
to sign up for a specific move-in timeslot.
Residence Halls
8am-4pm Sailfish Start & Onboarding
Gather essentials like your PBA ID, enjoy a photo opp with
your family, and connect various departments on campus.
Departments that will be present include: Department of
Public Safety, PBA Card, Student Accounts and Billing,
Financial Aid, Chapel, Campus Bookstore, Campus Dining,
Admissions and Student Activities
Warren Library
11am-1:30pm Brunch on Your Own
Students may use their meal plan. Meals for family members
available for purchase at the door.
Fraser Dining Hall
5pm-6:30pm Family Fun Night
Swipe into your first dinner at PBA, plus enjoy games, music,
and more.
Lassiter Student Center & Fraser Dining Hall

Various Times Visit a Local Church
Students can utilize this list to find a church that meets their
spiritual needs. Many of them are within walking distance!
You decide!
11am-1:30pm Brunch on Your Own
Students may use their meal plan. Meals for family members
available for purchase at the door.
Fraser Dining Hall
3pm-3:30pm PBA Lead Breakout (PBA Lead students & families)
New and returning students in the PBA Lead program (and
their families) will kick off the program together.
DeSantis Family Chapel
3:30pm-4pm Student & Family Welcome
Meet campus leaders as you get oriented to life at PBA.
DeSantis Family Chapel
4pm-5pm Find Your Classrooms: Campus Tour (Students)
Enjoy a brief campus tour to locate your classrooms and
other PBA locations, ensuring you’re ready for your first day
of class.
Meet outside DeSantis Family Chapel
4pm-5pm Family Programming (Families)
Join fellow families as you hear from campus leaders about
how to help your student make the transition to college.
Take part in a special time of prayer.
DeSantis Family Chapel
5pm-6:30pm Dinner on Your Own Fraser Dining Hall
Students may use their meal plan. Meals for family members
available for purchase at the door.
6:30pm-7:30pm President’s Dessert Social (Families)
Enjoy a tasty treat as you connect with members of the PBA
President’s Cabinet.
Warren Library
6:30pm-7:30pm Speed Friending (Students)
Take part in a fast-paced event to meet other Accelerate
students and returning student leaders!
Baxter Green

Accelerate Activities & Event Schedule

9am – Accelerate Classes Begin Assigned Classrooms
2pm Career Development Event
Learn more about the resources available to you through
our Career Development office.
Lassiter Student Center
6pm All Hall Meetings
Attend this mandatory meeting for all residential students
to help you get acquainted with life and community values
at PBA.
DeSantis Family Chapel

1pm-2pm Weekly Chapel #1
Let’s worship together!
Join us for a time of worship and start earning your chapel
credits.
DeSantis Family Chapel
7pm Watson Ping Pong Tournament
Keep an eye out for more details from your RAs.
Watson Hall Lobby

6:45pm Sunset Ride
Bring your skateboard, skates, or bike and join us for a
breezy ride along the Intracoastal Waterway.
Meet in front of Warren Library

No scheduled events.

1:00 PM Workship Project
Let’s serve together!
Get your first Workship credit and enjoy a project together.
More details to come.

Baseball Game
Enjoy a fun night at a baseball game. More details to come.
Meet in front of Warren Library. Roger Dean Stadium

Visit a Local Church with Your RA
Students can utilize this list to find a church that meets their
spiritual needs. Many of them are within walking distance!
You decide!

No scheduled events

1pm-2pm Weekly Chapel #2
Let’s worship together!
Join us for a time of worship and start earning your chapel
credits.
DeSantis Family Chapel

7pm-9pm Trivia Night
Grab your new friends and join Steering Committee
(students leaders who host campus events year-round) for a
trivia night. There will be snacks, drinks, and prizes to be
won!
Weyenberg Center

7pm Worship Night
Worship with fellow students.
DeSantis Family Chapel

1pm Workship Project
Let’s serve together!
More details to come!

9pm Pancake Party
Flip on over to the Oceanview Hall lobby for some late-night
breakfast food and good hangs.
Oceanview Hall Lobby

Sunset Cruise
Enjoy a refreshing ride on a boat on the Intracoastal
Waterway.
Meet in front of
Warren Library.
Clematis Waterfront

Visit a Local Church with Your RA
Students can utilize this list to find a church that meets their
spiritual needs. Many of them are within walking distance!
You decide!

No scheduled events

1pm-2pm Weekly Chapel #3
Let’s worship together!
Join us for a time of worship and start earning your chapel
credits.
DeSantis Family Chapel
7pm Evening Walk to Sloan’s Ice Cream
Celebrate the end of your summer class with your new
friends and a delicious ice cream treat!
Meet in front of Warren Library

No scheduled events

Welcome Week 2024!
The fun is only just beginning! Students: Join us for four
days of events as the rest of the new class arrives. Check out the full Welcome Week schedule here

Summer Semester 2024

Summer Semester courses count toward the summer credit load.

To register for all Summer Semester/Summer Subterms – Register through mypba (you must be signed in to access the page).

Each section consists of three weeks. Students can only take one class per section. Classes are on campus and run from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. M-F.

Course Cost:
1-9 credit hours
$770 per credit hour
10-12 credit hours
$6,950 for the summer

Housing Cost:
Full Summer – $2,585
Sub-term A – $1,400
Sub-term B – $1,250
General fee (per credit hour): $31

Accelerate (PBA Lead):
Total residential cost (tuition/room/board) – $1,250
Commuter: Registration – $350; Meal Plan – $600

Registering:
Current students will register through the normal registration portal
Accelerate students will register through a published link or they can contact academic_ gps@pba.edu

Classes:

BUM 4013 01 – Productions Operations Management: Huaqing Wang

  • TR 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (RSC 1305)

Classes:

CHM 3301 01L – Biochemistry I Lab: Jacqueline Esquiaqui

  • MTWRF 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (MAC 2265)

 

CHM 3303 01 – Biochemistry I: Jacqueline Esquiaqui

  • MTWRF 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (BOR 230)

 

HHP 3003 01 – Foundations of Nutrition: Matthew Mitchell

  • MTWRF 9 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.  (Greene 212)

 

HHP 1061 01 – Lifetime Fitness: Carol Peirce

  • MWF 9 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. (Greene 210)

 

HUM 1023 01 – Humanities II: Elizabeth Todd

  • MTWRF 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (RSC 1329)

 

HUM 1033 01 – Humanities III: Wesley Borucki

  • MTWRF 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (MAC 1297)

 

OCY 1043 01 – Oceans: Christina Batoh

  • MTWRF 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (RSC 1332)

 

PLS 3003 03 – Freedom in American Society: Linda Raeder

  • MTWRF 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (RSC 1330)

Classes:

CHM 1011 01L – General Chemistry I Laboratory: Vivian Fernand Narcisse

  • MTWRF 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. (MAC 2265)

CHM 1013 01 – General Chemistry I: Vivian Fernand Narcisse

  • MTWRF 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. (BOR 108)

CHM 2011 01L – Organic Chemistry I Lab: Cidya Grant

  • MTWRF 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (MAC 2263)

CHM 2013 01 – Organic Chemistry I: Cidya Grant

  • MTWRF 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (MAC 1295)

HUM 1033 02 – Humanities III: James Todd

  • MTWRF 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (BOR 206)

Classes:

CHM 1021 01L – General Chemistry II Laboratory: Gregory Rummo

  • MTWRF 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. (MAC 2263)

 

CHM 1023 01 – General Chemistry II: Vivian Fernand Narcisse

  • MTWRF 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. (BOR 108)

 

CHM 2021 01L – Organic Chemistry II Lab: Cidya Grant

  • MTWRF 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (MAC 2263)

 

CHM 2023 01 – Organic Chemistry II: Cidya Grant

  • MTWRF 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (MAC 1295)

HUM 1013 02 – Humanities I: Elizabeth Todd

  • MTWRF 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (BOR 229)

Questions?

Contact Academic GPS at Academic_GPS@pba.edu
or visit them in Hood Hall.

Residence Life (561) 803-2555
PBA Lead (561) 803-2302
Accelerate (561) 803-2233