Summer Session a chance to catch up, get closer to graduation

students attending the summer session picnic

Students play games and learn about summer programs at a Summer Session picnic April 16.

Learning in the heart of the city while studying with nationally recognized faculty — that’s what makes UIC Summer Session a special opportunity for students.

“UIC is an international hub. We allow students to learn in a real-world type of environment,” said Gayla Stoner, executive director of UIC Extended Campus.

Summer Session offers more than 300 courses for undergraduate, graduate, professional and visiting students. Two sessions are available for students to catch up, lighten course loads or get closer to graduating.

About 7,200 students enrolled in last year’s summer programs.

“Courses are engaging, interactive and they allow a rigorous approach,” Stoner said.  “It provides access and flexibility in a different way than a traditional semester.”

And students that can’t come to campus “can still take UIC Summer Session with them,” Stoner added.

A total of 11 online courses — from 100-level to 400-level classes in communication, entrepreneurship, special education and German cinema, among others — are open for summer registration.

Intense four-week sessions for online and on-campus courses take place from May 16 to June 10; registration ends May 18. Eight-week sessions last from June 13 to August 5. Enrollment for eight-week sessions closes June 17. Students can sign up for a maximum of 12 credit hours.

Current and continuing UIC students can register for summer classes online. Visiting or graduating students should complete Summer Session applications before the deadlines — May 6 for four-week classes or June 3 for eight-week sessions.

Undergraduate or online summer tuition and fees are charged per credit hour. Graduate and professional program fees are tuition-based.

Summer Session students can attend movie nights to make the most of their experience.

“We want to engage students in a lively, fun place for the summer,” Stoner said.

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