Making the Most of May
Students and parents have good reason to take a second look at Geneva's summer school program. May@Geneva will launch right after graduation this spring, with three important features-lower prices, guaranteed Core classes and better quality of life. More than 100 students have already signed up to take advantage of the new program.
"I am excited that May@Geneva will allow more students to complete college on time even if they change majors, or face other challenges that lengthen the college experience," says Provost Ken Carson. "Better yet, some students may be able to finish college early."
Senior Carley Warden confirms, "I am doing May term because I am graduating early and needed a couple more credits to graduate this May. And it is cheaper to take the courses then, than to add extra credits to my semester."
Catching up on Required Core Classes
Many types of students will benefit. Transfer students often need these Core classes. Scholar-athletes can balance out a lighter load during an athletic season. Many students find that in today′s job market, a minor or a second major makes them more employable. Additionally, studies find that most college students change majors at least once during college. Each change can make it more difficult to graduate on time, but May@Geneva will help students catch up.
Improved "Quality of Life"
The Ability to Focus
Dr. Jeff Cole, professor of humanities, agrees. "The intensive exploration of humanities that occurs during May provides students with opportunities to make connections that they often miss when the course is spread over a normal semester. I've seen students make great strides in their understanding of humanities during May."
For more information, check out the May@Geneva webpage, or contact Dr. Tom Copeland at 724-847-6621.