5 Reasons to Go Strong in Summer School as an Incoming Freshman

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Many students take advantage of summer school at Meredith to get ahead or catch up on their studies. Did you know that as an incoming freshman, you can enroll in summer school, too? There are numerous benefits of enrolling in summer school as a first-year student, but here are just a few:

  • Maximize your four years. If you aren’t yet sure what you want to major in, getting those general education requirements completed early can help you discover what academic area sparks your interest the most – allowing you to maximize your time in your field of study. Online courses are offered in a variety of disciplines, including art, communication, political science, music, and more.

  • Get a headstart on forming strong connections with faculty. Meredith is offering online courses for Summer 2020, which gives you the opportunity to meet and learn from our highly-qualified faculty, right from your home. Many of our current students and alumnae will tell you that the strong connections they formed with faculty members early on led to invaluable experiences – including undergraduate research, internships, and more.

  • Use time efficiently. Summer School is a great way to complete credits quickly. You could complete a general education requirement in as little as nine weeks – which means you’ll be qualified to enroll in more advanced courses earlier. (Which again – allows you to maximize your four years!)

  • Get Ahead. We have courses that fulfill all the possible general education requirements – from mathematics, to arts and aesthetics, lab sciences, and even activity courses. This is particularly a great benefit for you as an incoming freshman if you’re looking to get a headstart on your studies. Incoming freshmen who register for summer courses will also have the added benefit of meeting with an enrollment counselor and getting your fall schedule earlier than normal.

  • Save money. Attending summer is cost-effective. As an incoming freshman, you can apply your deposit to tuition. You can also finance summer school tuition through your payment plan for 2020-21. The enrollment fee is $35 or you can choose to pay in full and forego the enrollment fee. (You can end up making an initial payment of as little as $160 to take a 3-credit course.)

Incoming freshmen can take courses during the three-week session (6/22-7/10) or during the six-week session (6/22-7/31)

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