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Top 5 Benefits of Summer Coursework

Southern Connecticut State University

Is your student looking for a way to jump start their college career this summer? If so, here are the most noted benefits of summer classes that our students enjoy each year.

#5 - Getting ahead

Summer session classes are a great way to complete required courses in order to get a jump on the fall semester and stay on track to complete their degree! Whether they are passionate about the subject matter, or simply want to complete the requirement quickly, your student will be well prepared for upcoming academic year.

#4 - Saving money

By continuing their education in the summer, students can actually save money over the course of their academic career. Some students are able to reduce their college career by one to two semesters and save all the money that goes along with that — room and board, college fees, meal plans, and more.

#3 – Peer and Faculty Interaction

Your student will have the unique opportunity to build a new community of friends and stronger relationships with university professors. Summer session classes typically have smaller class sizes, which provides for more networking and dialogue in the classroom. By jumping into summer session classes, your student will build lasting relationships with classmates and faculty that extend beyond the classroom. Parking is also plentiful, which is a real plus!

#2 – Catching Up

If your student needs a boost for their GPA, summer session classes provide an intensive format so they can devote their full attention to those challenging courses. This often leads to higher confidence and a stronger foundation to tackle the next academic semester and more advanced classes.

#1 – Flexibility

Summer session classes are offered in a variety of delivery formats — online, hybrid, lecture — so your student has options between their job, vacation schedule, or academics. With accelerated formats and three different sessions over the summer, they can choose the schedule that best fits their busy lifestyle. Some students even choose to live on campus throughout the summer and the university now proudly offers a summer meal plan.

Registration for summer courses began on March 19th, but plenty of space is still available!

For more information about course offerings, tuition costs and class schedules, please visit our new Summer Session 2019 website: For summer course fees and tuition, please visit this link.

If your student has questions about summer course registration, please advise them to contact:

Registrar's Office
Wintergreen Building
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515
Telephone: 203.392.5301
Fax: 203.392.7144
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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