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FROM: Kathy Gavazzi RE: Good reasons to take a summer class!
5/2/2013 9:35:53 AM
To: Students, Faculty, Staff

It is not to late to register for a summer class!   A few good reasons to register:

Reason #1 — You’re behind your class. If you want to gradate with your class and are behind on your credits, summer classes provide the perfect opportunity for you to catch up. Either way you’ll get your degree, but graduating with your peers is an accomplishment you may not want to miss out on.

Reason #2 — You want to graduate early. For some students finishing college early is desirable. You may want to enter the workplace early or begin your master’s studies as soon as possible. Summer classes can shave a semester or two off of your studies, enabling you to finish college in as little as three years if you can handle the workload.

Reason #3 — You want to explore your interests. Summer classes allow college students to take classes they might otherwise not consider during the academic year. You’ll always find an off-beat class or an unrelated subject to your major. Taking such a class can broaden your horizons, perhaps refocusing your career path and educational aspirations. Such classes are sometimes accepted as electives.

Reason #4 — You’re home, but you want to study. You may attend CALU from home by taking an online course that can be handled at your own pace.

Reason #5 — You want to raise your GPA. The longer that you are in school, the harder it is to raise your GPA. Still, if you took a course earlier and received a “C” or below, retaking the same course and scoring a “B” or better can help move your grade point average. Yes, a higher GPA can make it easier to find a job or for getting accepted by a grad school.