Summer at Delta State University offers a number of opportunities for students to stay on track on their path to graduation.
“Summer school is a great way to get ahead with coursework, catch up on credits, boost your GPA and get pre-requisites out of the way,” said Dr. Christy Riddle, executive director of the Student Success Center at Delta State. “Taking one or two courses each summer may allow you to graduate sooner and start your career earlier — which leads to earning a salary instead of paying college tuition.”
A full list of courses offered during Summer I and Summer II sessions is available online.
Instead of taking a course for four months during the fall or spring semesters, summer school courses are condensed to five weeks. The university offers online and on-campus courses in a variety of subjects that count towards general education requirements or for specific majors.
“Moving home for the summer? No problem,” said Riddle. “DSU’s online courses allow students to take classes from anywhere in the world.”
Students can also go ahead and register for summer courses during Pre-Registration Week from April 3-7. By meeting with academic advisors, students can register for both summer and fall classes.
Dr. Beverly Moon, dean of Graduate & Continuing Studies and Research at Delta State, added that summer coursework provides many opportunities for high students and community members alike.
“So many courses we offer appeal to the wide community,” said Moon. “Those include HPER courses such as swimming, art courses, the blues curriculum, and many others such as personal finance, the history of rock ‘n’ roll, astronomy, karate, or even a computer course.”
Another benefit is that those signing up for courses don’t necessarily need to be degree-seeking students.
“Many students take a course or two for continuing education credits, or as a requirement for a job,” added Moon. “Some sign up for credit towards a degree somewhere else, to try a new subject, or just for self-gratification.”