Keep the Momentum Going with Summer Courses

 

One of the most important aspects of Kennesaw State’s role as a student-centric university is our goal to provide an excellent education while ensuring the opportunity for a timely graduation. This means striving to maximize course offerings in the fall and spring semesters. However, it also means stepping up our game in classes available in the summer. We know from data that students who enroll in one or more summer semesters are more likely to graduate on time.

This summer, Kennesaw State is enhancing its offering of courses. This includes the full array of delivery options, including on-campus, online, hybrid (combination of online and on-campus), and flexible schedule classes. Helping students avoid long gaps in learning with summer classes keeps them focused. Some students appreciate the opportunity summer courses offer to complete classes more quickly — shorter classes worth the same credits can sometimes be earned twice as fast. At the same time, summer courses can help students stay on track toward graduation, earn core credits more effectively, or help them catch up if they have fallen behind.

Kennesaw State has worked to ensure increased course and seat availability during the summer to help students. Additionally, students who receive financial aid — through sources such as the Zell Miller or HOPE Scholarship, the Pell Grant, or federal student loans — can continue to receive it over the summer.

Some students will choose to take online courses to ensure the flexibility needed for summer internships or jobs. For those opting to stay on campus for their courses, there will be plenty to do outside the classroom. Ongoing activities include Walk-In Wednesdays with Career Planning and Development on both campuses for on-the-spot career and internship advice; Chill Day Thursdays in the Wilson Student Center on the Marietta Campus with free games and snacks; Free Movie Wednesdays in the Carmichael Student Center on the Kennesaw Campus; and Sports & Recreation Summer Swim Lessons for Adults and Youth in the pools on both campuses. Plus, dozens of special events that are happening for students throughout the summer.

Kennesaw State is simply the place for students to be this summer, whether through in-person or online classes. I urge all students to consider adding one or more courses to their plans for this summer.

Pamela Whitten

President

Written By Whitten

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