WWU Summer Session returns to Seattle -- and goes global
By Brenna Greely
Intern, WWU University Communications and Marketing
Summer is a great time for students to catch up on sleep, fun and sun – and credits!
Western’s Summer Session is offering classes in Bellingham, Seattle and online.
Class registration begins May 7, but the full list of summer course offerings is available now at WWU's ClassFinder. So it's not too soon to make plans.
This summer, tuition and fees are lower: Each in-state undergraduate credit will be $227, compared to $250 during the academic year. Graduate credits will be $243 each. Out-of-state students will pay $14 more per credit. The application fee is also being waived.
“Our goal was to keep summer session costs low so students can catch up and complete their degree on time,” says Marlene Harlan, Western's director of Summer Programs and Marketing.
For those who live in the King County area, Western classes are being offered at North Seattle Community College for the second year in a row. This summer, there will be anywhere from 25 to 35 classes offered at this location. Online classes are another fast-growing option, with 50 to 70 courses offered for the summer. Most of these classes will satisfy GURs and major pre-requisites.
The summer is also a great time to look for specialized classes that are not taught during the academic year. Some examples are a fly fishing class through Western’s Huxley College of the Environment and field work in the Eastern Oregon desert studying reptiles through the Biology Department.
Finally, Summer Session offerings include over 20 faculty-led travel courses in which students can travel across the world and earn credit. Destinations include Tanzania, the Himalayas, Guatemala, Peru, Costa Rica, Greece and China.
Summer quarters usually last six, sometimes nine, weeks, leaving students with plenty of time for a summer break. Students are also able to live on campus during Summer Session.
The full, detailed class schedule for Summer Session will be available on Feb. 15.