Summer Classes Give Students a Head Start for Fall

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Taking summer classes at Fairmont State University can help students get a head start on the fall semester and bring their graduation date closer. A wide range of courses are offered in Fairmont, Clarksburg and online

The first summer 2013 term begins May 20, and the second summer 2013 term begins June 24. New students should complete their admissions file by May 17. Current students should register before May 20. To view a summer class schedule, click here. For more information, call (304) 367-4141.

Many classes offered in the summer fulfill general education requirements.

“Summer offers an opportunity for students to take courses they know will require extra concentration. It’s also a chance to take courses that are only offered in rotation if a student has missed one in the fall or spring,” said Dr. Christina Lavorata, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Online classes provide flexibility for summer schedules and family plans. Peter Lach, Dean of the School of Fine Arts, said that summer classes allow students to try a class in a new subject matter they might not otherwise consider.

“Summer courses allow students to boost their GPA by focusing on one or two classes instead of a full course load. Taking summer courses also allows students to take a little bit of a lighter course load during the academic year,” said Dr. Diana C. Noone, Chair of Social Sciences.