Ahead of the Game

For many students “summer” is a time to relax, kick back and enjoy some time away from school. But more and more, students are using this time to take online college classes.

Online summer courses are a great way for students to get a head start on college, save on their tuition, or catch up on the credits they need to graduate on time. Even if you are on schedule to graduate.

“Many students like to work ahead to lighten their fall semester credit load or complete credits to stay on track to graduate on time,” said Linda Blakey, Vice President, Student and Academic Services at Washtenaw Community College.” WCC offers a wide variety of general education and business transfer classes in face-to-face and online formats so students have many choices. Students who graduate on time save money and are able to transfer and/or enter the workforce faster.

“I first became interested in online classes at WCC because I needed more electives for my major, and I wanted to be sure that I was on track to graduate on time,” shared Allie Chatas of Ann Arbor. “WCC made it easy to find the exact courses I needed on their website.”

After her first online class, she was hooked. Now every summer, she adds online classes from WCC to her schedule, even as she is pursuing her major in elementary education at DePaul University in Chicago.

“It’s a great way to get my degree sooner,” she said enthusiastically. “And since WCC classes are so affordable, I’ve been able to get the credits I need for less.”

WCC classes are affordable and scholarships are available to assist students who need financial aid. WCC credits also easily transfer to many four-year colleges and universities. This means students can complete most general education requirements for their bachelor’s degree at a fraction of the cost.

Classes that fit any schedule

Spring/Summer courses at WCC offer flexibility and convenience, so there is still plenty of time to take a trip (or two) to the beach. Even if your summer plans include a job, it’s easy to keep a full work schedule by taking classes online.

Online college courses give you the freedom to study anytime of the day or night. Allowing your academic goals to fit within the confines of your work, family or social calendars.

Save money and time with online classes

You can earn up to 12 credits this spring/summer term by taking courses that successfully transfer to colleges and universities within the state through the Michigan Transfer Agreement. The College offers six-week, 10-week and 12-week online, face-to-face and mixed-mode courses.

Learn more at: wccnet.edu/academics/schedule

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