Mar 2, 2010
Summer School a time to catch up and get ahead
by Abby Armbruster
When students reach the middle of the semester, they may seek to get ahead in their studies while others look to catch up. Whatever the case, summer school registration is available to help students get on track.
Resident classes are available, with 185 courses offered for undergraduates over the three sessions throughout the summer.
The first session will run from May 17 to June 11, session two will last from June 14 to July 9, and session three will run from July 12 to July 30.
Classes are $295 per credit hour.
Liberty professor Carolyn Towles will be teaching English 350: Advanced Expository Writing and English 101: Composition and Rhetoric.
“I think it’s a good way for students to get a jump start, or a way to get on track,” Towles said.
In English 350, Towles said it is usually easier for students to concentrate on just the one class instead of taking the class during the normal fall or spring semester.
English professor Jim Nutter said he encourages students to register for summer school
Nutter will be teaching English 201 (American Literature I) in session two.
“I love teaching American literature, and this gives me the opportunity in mid-summer to do what I love most,” Nutter said.
“I’m interested to see how summer school works since I haven’t ever gone. I’m curious as to how the curriculum is going to play out since it is only a month,” Corlew said.
On average, students now stay in college for five years instead of the traditional four, according to Rowlette. In order to make the time at college shorter and cheaper, Rowlette suggests the summer school courses.
In addition to getting back on track, Rowlette said students could save money, attend smaller classes and experience a laid-back atmosphere. Rowlette hopes to partner with local businesses to provide jobs for students over the summer.
“With the economy the way it is, people need to plan where they are in their courses of study,” Rowlette said.
Students can register online now or in person through the Registrar’s office, but online registry is simpler and more organized according to Rowlette.
Last summer, over 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students participated in summer school, according to Rowlette.
On-campus housing will be available for $15 per night, and meal plans will be announced later in the semester.
For more information, visit liberty.edu/academics. Applications for registration are available on the Web site with the course listing for all three sessions.
Contact Abby Armbruster at
» Female steps up as president
» Keep Talking
» Getting back to the basics
» Values Voter Summit unites conservatives
» SPC Mitch Roberson Student fights obstacles at home and abroad
» Seeking a safe haven
» Seeing the Unseen
» Clayton King new campus pastor