Six Reasons to Take Summer Courses at SMC

Six Reasons to Take Summer Courses at SMC

Right now, your summer plans Student working on computerprobably look different from what you had planned earlier this year, but it’s not too late to make the most of your summer by taking classes online. Here are six reasons to take summer courses at SMC.

1. Classes are 100% online

For the second year in a row, we made our classes 100% online. This allows you to stay in your hometown and create a flexible schedule that works for you.

2. Get ahead and possibly graduate earlier

Are you trying to graduate early but don’t want to overload yourself in the fall? Taking classes over the summer is a great way to get ahead without putting a strain on your schedule.

3. Boost your GPA

Maybe you had a semester where your grades slipped a little. Without the distractions of a full course load, you’ll be able to focus on earning the grade you need to bring up your GPA.

4. Could help you maintain eligibility for the LIFE scholarship

One of the criteria for keeping your LIFE scholarship is to maintain a 3.0 GPA. If your GPA could use a boost, taking a summer class can help bring up your GPA (see number 3), so you can keep your LIFE scholarship.

Another criteria for keeping your LIFE scholarship is to earn 30 credit hours each academic year. If you need  more credit hours before the fall semester starts, consider taking summer courses to maintain your LIFE scholarship eligibility.

Reach out to financial aid if you’re unsure about your LIFE scholarship eligibility.

5. Allows you to take one course at a time

If there is a challenging course you’ve been putting off, the summer is a great time to take that course by itself. You’ll be able to focus on the material without having to worry about juggling a full course load like during the rest of the school year.

6. Outstanding instruction for the SMC professors you know and love

Among the top reasons that students love SMC are the professors. The same caring, engaging professors that you learn from during the rest of the school year are teaching summer courses and are here to help you thrive!

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