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SDSU is offering hundreds of on-campus courses and more than 130 online courses in three short summer sessions. SDSU is offering hundreds of on-campus courses and more than 130 online courses in three short summer sessions.
 


Dive into Summer

The 2017 summer session offers online and high-demand classes for all levels.
By SDSU News Team
 

“For many students, especially those who have a double-major or a minor, summer session can mean the difference between graduating in four versus five years.”

When students decide on their spring class schedule, they will also have the ability to look at what will be offered this summer.

The 2017 spring and summer class schedules are now available online. This is the earliest the summer schedule has ever been released.

“We want to give students the option of considering summer as a ‘third semester’ and planning their spring schedule around what will be offered this summer,” said Sandra Cook, associate vice president for Academic Affairs.

Students can register for spring classes starting Jan. 4 and for summer on April 10. Enrollment dates for summer 2017 are also earlier this year. Registration assignments for summer are based on student level, similar to what occurs during spring and fall.

The focus for summer 2017 is on offering high-demand and online classes. Approximately 150 sections are online-only courses and another 20 are hybrid courses that have some online portion, all of which are being taught by San Diego State University professors and lecturers.

“By offering more online classes, students who return home for summer can take SDSU classes and stay connected to the university,” said Cook. “I know many of our students use their summer to work and travel, our online course offerings allow them to do it all – work, play and learn.”

Both the online and on-campus courses include upper and lower division general education classes as well as major requirement course work. The summer is also a great time to take an internship course for credit and get real-world experience outside of the classroom.

Enrolling in summer session also allows students to get ahead and stay on track to graduation.

“For many students, especially those who have a double-major or a minor, summer session can mean the difference between graduating in four versus five years,” said Tom McCarron, vice president for Business and Financial Affairs. “Considering that gives them the opportunity to start a career that much sooner, the return on investment is evident.”

SDSU aerospace engineering major Dammy Adeoye enrolled in an online class last summer after his freshman year because his Major Academic Plan showed it would keep him on a four-year track to graduation, but also allow him to do something this summer that he’s always wanted to.

“Taking summer school classes last year allowed me to have a free summer to study abroad,” Adeoye said.

And because of the many online classes, students who are studying abroad may even be able to take classes while in another country.

Financial aid and on-campus housing options are available to students who enroll in summer session.

Students can choose between two six-week sessions and one 12-week session. They can enroll in just one session or both.
  • Session 1: May 22-June 30
  • Session 2: July 6-August 16
  • 12-Week Session: May 22-August 16
You can check out the summer and spring schedules online at www.sdsu.edu/summer.