Make the most of your summer

Classes are over, finals are behind you and it’s officially summer at ASU. How are you going to make the most of your break? We have a few ideas to keep you motivated, help you earn extra cash and start planning for your future.

Get classy

Taking a class (or two) over the summer is a great way to get ahead — and to soak up some a/c. Plus, if you take one of your tougher classes, you can focus on it exclusively instead of juggling it with the 4-5 other classes you’ll be taking in the fall (not easy). Learn more about summer classes, including how to register and your options for off-campus classes, and be sure to register before A and C session classes begin on May 20.  

If summer classes have always been your “plan A”, you may have set aside some financial aid from fall or spring semester to cover summer courses. But if you’re just planning your summer now, check out ASU’s summer financial aid resources to learn more about how to cover costs

Get credit for your work

Even if ASU is not your plan for the summer, you’ll want your work to help you reach your graduation goal. Any class you take outside of ASU needs to be approved for the credits to count. Make sure you check out the transfer credit guide before committing to coursework elsewhere.

Summer = no school

If you’re sticking hard and fast to this rule, we hear you. Summer is your time and we’re here to support you (check out some of our fun ideas). If no school means you’re planning to work or intern, be sure to visit ASU’s career and professional development services for career and internship advice and search tips for finding a position you’ll love.

Prepare to study abroad

Summer is a great time to start saving for a future study abroad trip — we can help. Priority dates for spring semester programs are coming up as soon as August 1, so check out a Study Abroad 101 info session over break to get started.

Staying on campus?

If you’re braving the heat with us and staying on campus over break, check out the links below for the summer hours and info you’ll need for your campus.

If you’re traveling or trying something new this summer, tag us on Instagram (@asuadulting101)

and let us know how you’re spending your summer!


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