Summer at NC State

Fall semester isn’t over yet and advisors are already starting to make their pitch for Spring enrollment. As college has flown by, the only thing on my mind is my crushing senior year, right around the corner, with two full semesters of 18 credit hours. I most definitely do not want an impossible senior year, and I’m sure your student wouldn’t either. Luckily, summer sessions have taken all the pain away.

As a college student with two jobs, a major and two minors, my agenda is filled down to the minute with tasks to complete, exams to study for, and papers to write. My semesters are non-stop and I barely get time to sit and appreciate the classes that I’m taking. To graduate on time, I have had to take two summers full of classes, and honestly, I’m not complaining.

Last summer I was able to take three different class. That’s 9 credits off my regular semester load! I was able to thoroughly focus and enjoy my courses without the stress and hustle of a fall/spring semester. With enrollment for summer courses coming so soon, I can plan out my last year to make it the most enjoyable one yet.

If you student is worried about not doing their best in classes because of an overwhelming load of other responsibilities, fear not! The best way, in my opinion, to avoid an extra semester, and keep straight on life’s plan, are summer courses! They can knock off a minor, boost your GPA, save the cost of an extra semester, and allow you to pay more attention to your studies. It just may be the best option for your student. Here are the 2018 summer session dates:

  • Maymester (3 credits/ 3 weeks) – May 16 – June 7, 2018
  • Summer Session I (5 week) – May 16 – June 26, 2018
  • Summer Session I (10 week) – May 16 – July 31, 2018
  • Summer Session II (5 week)  – June 25 – July 31, 2018

Summer classes are a great choice for students to get ahead of their studies. The variety of classes available will surely cater to most, especially those looking to lighten up a semesters-load and not waste any time in that three month lull. Talk with your student and encourage them to check out NC State’s 2018 summer sessions!

Happy Fall,

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