Three more reasons to take summer classes

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The sun is shining and you’re getting ready to enjoy your summer. But if you don’t have anything planned to fill your days, it’s going to be a long three months. Consider signing up for a class or two over the summer session as a way to grow academically. 

Registration summer session is still open, with classes starting May 18.

Create structure

With the wild ride that the spring semester took you on, it can be nice to start with something that you know. You’ve likely already learned a lot about how to be successful as an online student (learn even more here), and you can use those skills this summer (A and C session classes will be delivered remotely). Your access to support and academic resources won’t change, and you’ll be able to talk through everything with your FYS coach, get help from tutoring centers and more. 

Explore an interest

If you have any general studies credits that you haven’t completed yet, this is a great time to explore an interest outside of your usual studies. Try exploring art history with an introductory art course that covers your humanities competency (ARS 100), or learn about global politics while earning a social behavioral sciences competency (POS 160). There are a ton of options that could help you move forward in your major map. Filter the class search for the general studies credits you need by using the “advanced search” feature (see below). 


Speed things up

Every extra credit you earn on your major map moves you closer to graduation. Slipping in a few credits during the summer can help you leap forward toward your grad plans. If you’re applying to medical, graduate or another speciality school after you complete your undergraduate degree, taking (or retaking) a class can help you work even more quickly toward the goals you’ve made for your future. 

If you have any questions about summer sessions, reach out to your advisor. You can also visit summer2020.asu.edu for updates and information.

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