Top 10 reasons to take a spring/summer class
From longer days and shorter semesters to Wayne State’s Spring/Summer Tuition Break, there are plenty of reasons to spend your summer on campus.
1. Spring/summer discount
Taking a spring/summer class makes serious financial sense. WSU’s Spring/Summer Tuition Break offers eligible students a 30 percent tuition discount toward spring/summer courses.
2. Get ahead
Taking classes year-round is a great way to graduate sooner or to make up a class so you can stay on track.
3. Think outside the box
Consider stepping out of your comfort zone during the spring/summer semester. Take an elective not directly related to your major — you never know what you might learn!
4. Broaden your horizons
Spring/summer is the perfect time to focus on gaining experiences that will help you grow professionally, including a Study Abroad opportunity or an internship.
5. Run the campus
Campus is generally quieter during the warmer months, which means the Student Center Building, the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center, and the parking structures will be less crowded. Be first in line at Starbucks!
6. Focus on a challenge
If there’s a tough class on your horizon, take it during spring/summer. With longer days and shorter semesters, you’ll be able to focus on buckling down and checking that course off your required list.
7. Shorter, more flexible semesters
Spring/summer courses range in duration from seven to 12 weeks rather than the traditional 16-week spans during fall and winter. Shorter semesters mean more flexibility for your schedule — you’ll still have plenty of time for other commitments, whether they’re work or play.
8. Keep your brain active
Taking a class during spring/summer will help you stay sharp — no need to clear out the cobwebs and get back into the routine of studying once fall semester starts.
9. Your dedication will impress prospective employers
Not only will taking spring/summer classes help you stay on track to graduate on time or early, doing so can make you stand out to a prospective employer. Your future career won’t take a summer break, and employers will appreciate your focus.
10. Summer in the D
Detroit shines during the summer months. Study outside so you can bask in the sun. After class, there’s no shortage of fun to be found. Take the QLine to the riverfront, cheer for the Tigers at Comerica Park or cycle the Dequindre Cut. There’s something for everyone in the city. Summer festivals abound, from Michigan’s biggest fireworks display to Mo Pop in July.
Learn more about course offerings – or register for spring/summer classes – online today.