Smaller classes, special courses attract students to Summer Session
Summer is no time to rest for thousands of WWU students who enroll in Summer Session classes.
"One student told me he was taking summer classes to complete his degree one quarter early.”
“Class sizes tend to be smaller, which is one advantage,” says Marlene Harlan, WWU’s director of summer programs. Students also enroll in Summer Session to catch up on credits, fulfill prerequisites and requirements for majors, she says.
“One student told me today that he was taking summer classes to complete his degree one quarter early.”
Last year, about 3,200 students enrolled in Summer session, Harlan says.
Summer session tuition, which is not supported by state funding, costs $163 per credit for undergraduate courses and $202 per credit for graduate courses. Most courses last six or nine weeks, compared with 10 weeks of classes during the fall, winter and spring quarters. And some courses are as short as three days.
“There are also unique offerings in the summer,” Harlan says, including faculty-led travel courses, intensive art and writing workshops and field studies that take students throughout the Pacific Northwest.
“Students can complete one year of language in six or nine weeks. And there are also 15 online courses being offered so students can register for summer session even if they’re going home.”
Registration for Summer Session begins in early May. Go to www.wwu.edu/summer to learn more and see a list of course offerings. .