- Category: Volume 85 (Fall 2013 - Spring 2014)
- Published: 26 March 2014
Isn't it every student's aspiration to get in and out of college with their degree in hand within the standard four or five year time frame? Unfortunately though, many college students struggle with completing their education and required amount of credits in time.
As a student, it is easy for life to get in the way sometimes; with internships, part-time jobs, sports, clubs and organizations, and maybe even a social life (if you are lucky). It is easy to understand why many graduates end up completing their education a little later than expected.
Luckily, there are actions you can take to ensure you graduate on time and even make your life a little easier along the way. One of the feasible steps is to take a summer course at the University.
There are three important reasons that make summer classes at MU worth considering; the flexibility, the price and the location.
MU offers a very flexible schedule for summer courses with a wide array of classes you could choose from.
The perk of taking a summer class is that pesky three credit requirement you simply want to get out of the way can potentially be completed in only four to six weeks rather than in over three months during the fall or spring.
MU offers different sessions with various time spans and months for different courses, making it easy for you to earn those three credits in a shorter period of time and still have the rest of the summer to enjoy. So you can complete the same three credit classes you would during the regular term, with the same professors, but in far less time.
Now if you are wondering "how am I going to pay for it?" you are in luck; MU offers a 15 percent discount on all summer classes. In addition, many students can even use their standard financial aid to cover summer sessions without ever having to pay out of pocket or seek loans from private lenders, which can be a hassle.
The last reason you should consider summer courses as MU is the location of the campus. Summer at the beautiful Jersey Shore; need I say more?
The fun and vibrant Pier Village is no more than a five minute drive down the road. Even other destinations such as Seaside, Point Pleasant, Belmar, Asbury, or Sandy Hook where there are plenty miles of boardwalk, sand and sun are also no more than a half hour away.
If you take summer classes at MU, you will be right in the middle of some awesome beach towns and have plenty of time to enjoy the beach.
So why not take four or six weeks out of your summer to hit the books and get a class or two out of the way to reduce some of the stress during the school year? You will be saving time and money while being one step closer to getting their degree quicker.