Is your student thinking about registering for summer classes? If so, help your student think positively about getting the most out of summer classes by keeping these things in mind:
By taking classes during the summer, student can knock out some required courses, so they are ready to jump into their major come the fall semester. For classes they are less than thrilled to take but need, getting them out of the way during a summer semester can help.
By not taking any breaks in schooling - even in summer - students can save money. While they will pay either way for the class and textbooks during the regular semester or summer school, they will save money in the long run. Racking up the credit hours will help them reach their graduation requirements faster, thereby shaving off a semester or two of college and saving all the money that goes along with that - living expenses, spending money, etc. - and Summer Session multi-course discount is back by popular demand! Undergraduate students pay a flat rate if they register for twelve (12) or more credits; this rate is less than the per credit rate. For more information, contact the SCSU Bursar's Office at (203) 392-6140.
Many campuses clear out for summer and classes have fewer students, which presents a unique opportunity to build community with peers and professors. By jumping into the summer school camaraderie, your student will build friendships and establish relationships with classmates and professors for future networking.
If your student has failed a class - or his GPA is lagging - summer school is the best time to retake a class or bulk up on classes that will boost the GPA. After a summer of studying and going over material, your student will start the next semester off with higher confidence and a better foundation for more advanced classes.
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