CCE Report: Summer School Program Expands
February 28, 2003
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The 2003 Summer School should be the largest ever – the most courses, the most students, and the best deal. It seems hard to imagine that just two years ago, Guilford’s Summer School only enrolled 275 students. Last summer that number jumped to 485, and this coming summer, Bill Stevens, Director of Summer School, estimates that over 700 students will enroll. It’s really easy to enroll. Just go to the web site and select your classes. You can then go to BannerWeb and register on-line. No Alt Pin numbers are required in the summer.
Bill Stevens said, “The reasons for our growth are pretty simple really. There are more students, so we need more classes. But when we add more classes, the summer option becomes more attractive and more students enroll. Now we have an upward spiral that is working for everybody.” Most of the increases have come in the night classes to respond to the growing number of adult students. But residential students benefit too because the summer night courses are open to everyone.
Summer School tuition is only $209 per credit or $836 per four credit class. If you are living in the dorm, double room rates are $330 for a five week term ($660 for the 10-week). Meals are $465 for a 5-week term ($930 for the 10-week).
The Cadre program is coming back again this summer too. The Cadre positions are competitive and have strict requirements. Cadre students must have a 2.5 grade point average and be willing to work 30 hours/week for 10 weeks. For that work, Cadre students receive free tuition for two courses as well as minimum wage for their work hours. There is a limit of 50 Cadre students and managers select those 50 from all of the applicants. Student applications for the summer Cadre positions will be available to students on March 17, with a deadline to apply of March 28, 2003.
Editor’s Note: The Cadre program will not include free housing for participants this year, as was the case in prior years.