Benefits of Taking Summer Courses Online at USI
Summer is approaching fast!
College students often consider summer a valuable time to enroll in courses for a myriad of reasons. Unsure if summer courses are right for you?
Consider these benefits of taking summer online courses at USI:
1) Earn CORE 39 credits if you are a current USI student, transfer student, or incoming freshman.
CORE 39, or general education courses, often are a significant part of freshmen and sophomore students' academic schedules and many CORE 39 courses are offered during the USI summer sessions! You can take advantage of these courses during the summer in order to focus on program-concentrated courses during the fall and spring semesters.
2) Devote more focus to complex topics or courses with a smaller course load.
Generally speaking, if you enroll in summer courses, you will be taking a lighter course load than you would in the fall or summer semesters. This can allow you to focus solely on topics you may have less experience with, or topics you may have struggled with in the past.
3) Get ahead or catch up.
Extra courses during the summer sessions means less courses to take later! Advance into your program and graduate early. Summer courses are offered to help you reach your academic goals or allow you to catch up on courses to graduate on time!
4) Stay engaged with a summer college experience.
Many college students enjoy the fact that their academic schedules keep them in a routine during the school year. When summer break approaches, that routine often breaks quickly; however, if you take summer courses, this will not occur.
Enrolling in summer courses will you keep you engaged as a learner. With no gap in your education, you will be sure to approach the fall semester ready to go!
5) Less competition for registration, hence more availability for spots in a course.
Do you have a class that you have been waiting to take during the school year, but can't seem to get a spot? Well, you are in luck since there may be more open seats in a summer section. Take advantage of the open seats and knock out some classes you have been waiting to take!
6) Summer sessions are shorter.
At USI, there are multiple summer sessions that each last approximately five weeks (with the exception of some courses). Yes, you read that right! Summer sessions only last five weeks versus the traditional 15 week semester.
7) Smaller class sizes can provide positive learning environments.
Small class sizes make for increased student/professor interaction and a more individualized student experience altogether.
Whether you are a USI student and want to graduate early, a student from another university that is home for the summer and wanting to take courses and transfer them back, or a transfer student that wants to get a head start on a program - we have the right option for you!
Which type of summer student are you?
- Current USI Student
- Visiting Summer Student
- Newly Admitted Freshman
- College Achievement Program Student
- Transfer Student
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