- Courses for Adult Learners
- Family Nature Camp
- Conferences and Events
- Summer Field Institute for High School Students
- Summer Field Studies for Children
- Summer Undergraduate Courses
2013 Tuition rates
One-week course: $625.00*
Two-week course: $1250.00*
*Please note: All course participants will be charged the reduced base fees above. For course participants wishing to receive graduate credit, there is an additional charge of $140 per semester credit. One-week courses are eligible for two semester credits (total cost $905), two-week courses are eligible for four semester credits (total cost $1810).
College of the Atlantic will offer a limited number of small scholarships for the summer of 2013. Click here for a scholarship application form. For Maine teachers, the scholarship application deadline is April 30,
2013. For all others, scholarship applications must be received by March
We also encourage you to check with your employer regarding professional development funds or other financial support. Approximately 60% of our participants receive full or partial financial support from their schools, school districts, or from private foundations.
2013 Room and Board Rates
Single Room/Board: Shared Room/Board:
One week - $495 One week - $395
Two weeks - $990 Two weeks - $790
All rooms have shared bathrooms, and participants provide their own bed linens. Spouses/partners can stay in your shared room with you, at the shared room/board rate. We have a limited number of single rooms — if a single room is essential, please let us know as soon as possible.
The cost of meals is included in the room/board fee. Meals are served from Sunday night dinner through Friday night dinner.
Commuter Meal Plans
Commuters may purchase a full meal plan or a lunch-only plan:
Full meal plan - $200 per week
Lunch only - $65 per week
Lab Fee: Each course has a lab fee ranging from $25-$195. This fee covers academic supplies and field trips.
Application Fee: There is a $25/student application fee to help cover the cost of processing your registration.
Unless otherwise noted, textbooks should be purchased prior to arrival.
Feel free to contact your instructor with questions about supplies,
textbooks, and required readings.
Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Class space is limited.
There are two ways to register :
- Register online using our secure online registration form - you can also access the registration form via the link on the Course and Faculty Information page. Payment may be made by check or credit card.
- Call the Summer Program Office at 1-800-597-9500 to register over the phone.
A non-refundable $175 deposit (including $25 application fee) is due at the time of registration and will be applied toward the total fees. Payment of the final balance is due by May 17, 2013 — though we do continue accepting registrations through June on a space-available basis. A purchase order from your school district is acceptable pre-payment and direct billing may also be prearranged. Students waiting for notification of school approval, school or grant funding should request an extension from the Summer Programs Office. Students are responsible for transportation and personal expenses.
We encourage course registrations by May 17, 2013
which time a determination will be made if a course has the enrollment necessary
to proceed. If a course is viable, we will continue to take
registrations until we reach maximum enrollment. If a course has low enrollment
prior to the registration deadline, we will notify participants in
advance, and send an e-mail confirmation as soon as a final decision
has been made. Please contact the Summer
Programs office prior to booking a long-distance flight, so that we can
help you determine the viability of the course for which you have
Refunds will be considered in the event of documented health or family emergencies. No refunds of tuition, fees, or room and board will be made after classes begin. All refunds will be paid by check.
In the event that College of the Atlantic needs to cancel a course due to low enrollment or for other reasons, course registrants will be notified of the course's cancellation at least one month prior to the course start date, unless the course must be canceled at a later date due to unforeseen circumstances. If you are purchasing travel tickets, we encourage you to contact the summer programs office to confirm the status of your course before purchasing your tickets. In the event of a course's cancellation, a full refund will be issued to participants who choose not to select an alternate course.
Summer 2013 Courses
For a complete listing of our 2013 summer course offerings, please click here.
Click here for secure online course registration. Payment may be made via check, credit card, or purchase order.
Bring Your Family!
While you're in class your family members can enjoy exploring Acadia National Park with our expert naturalist guides!
COA's popular Family Nature Camp offers four week-long sessions from June 30 to August 3, 2013
Our Summer Field Studies day camp for children offers one- and two-week sessions for children in grades 1–9.
College of the Atlantic
105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609