It’s that time of year for college students — working hard to finish the year strong, prepping for finals, knowing the sweet relief of a summer break is just around the corner.
But Surry Community College officials say this is the time to start thinking about summer course work.
“While a reprieve from tests and lectures, and lounging by the pool in one’s hometown, sounds nice, summer is an excellent time to save money and get ahead by taking classes at Surry Community College that will transfer to a four-year school,” the college said in a statement released Tuesday.
The school is offering more than 20 Universal General Education Transfer Component courses this summer, which means all of these courses are guaranteed to transfer to any university in the University of North Carolina System as a general education course as long as the students maintains a C or higher. Some of the popular courses offered include General Biology I and II, General Chemistry I, American History I and II, Quantitative Literacy, Music Appreciation, and General Psychology.
“Taking transfer courses at Surry during the summer has many benefits, most notably significant financial savings,” the school officials said. “Tuition costs for an average three credit hour summer course at many of North Carolina’s four-year universities range from $550 to over $900, while the cost of tuition at Surry is only $76 per credit hour.”
Many undergraduate students also choose to take summer classes at Surry as it opens up their schedule during the fall and spring semesters; when a college student takes care of a required course during the summer, they come back to campus in the fall ahead of the rest of their cohort, the school said.
In addition to the classes Surry is offering, students may also take classes that are required for their specific major such as Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Elementary Spanish I and II, and Intermediate Spanish I.
“It is important to many students to maintain a certain grade point average in classes applicable to their major for graduate program purposes, so they often choose to take a course that may seem difficult during the summer in order to focus exclusively on that class’s material,” the school said.
Registration for summer classes at Surry is open. Classes begin May 22 and June 27. Interested students should discuss their transfer plans with an advisor at the four-year college or university at which they are enrolled in order to ensure they are signing up for the appropriate courses. Apply online at www.surry.edu and contact Student Services at (336) 386-3264 or email@example.com for registration questions.