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Summer Sessions registration begins

Hundreds of students interested in summer classes attended the Summer Sessions Registration Rally on March 25 at Downing University Center. Most students were interested in what classes are being offered and how to get financial aid.

Students wishing to enroll in summer classes at WKU can choose from a variety of course options. More than 1,300 sections are being offered this summer, with more courses than ever being offered online. Classes are also available on the hill, at the Community College, and at the three Regional Centers in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown, which also includes Fort Knox and Radcliff. Classes are offered to fit a variety of schedules in the morning, afternoon, evening, on weekends, and online.

Students can earn up to 15 credit hours toward their degree. For many students this is an ideal way to catch up on classes they may have dropped or missed and to stay on track for their target graduation date. Financial aid, on-campus housing, meal plans, computer labs and other student services are also available to assist students with various needs during summer.

Beth Laves, Director of Summer Sessions, points out that not all students taking summer session courses are WKU students. “We have many students who live in our area but go to school elsewhere. When they come home for the summer it’s convenient to take classes at WKU,” she said.

The Office of Summer Sessions is working closely with the Community College to offer the Summer Early Entry (SEE) program. SEE is designed for incoming freshmen who need to take developmental English, Reading and Math courses. The Council on Postsecondary Education requires all incoming freshmen to begin taking necessary developmental course work within their first year of attendance.

In addition to summer classes, several special workshops and camps are scheduled for the summer, including a Poetry Writing workshop through the English department, as well as Clarinet and Vocal camps through the Music department. Other programs are also available.

Registration for 2009 Summer Sessions is available now and the first session of classes begins on May 18. For more information visit the Summer Sessions website. Summer Sessions is administered through the Division of Extended Learning & Outreach (DELO).

Contact: Stacey Biggs at (270) 745-1926.

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