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Summer Lovin’

Hello again, BU parents. As I’ve said a few times already, spring semester is a time of tremendous opportunity here on the BU campus: new classes begin, new study habits are (hopefully) integrated, clubs and student organizations plan exciting springtime events, scholarships are offered, registration for summer classes is on the horizon, and then finals…

Wait, I’ve gotten ahead of myself. Summer school? Yes, summer school. Summer classes are a terrific way for students to improve their academic records or work ahead to receive their degrees, and registration is just around the corner. If your Knight struggled with a particular class last fall, and wants to retake it without falling behind, summer school is a great option. I could go on and on…but rather than do that, I’ve invited a guest blogger, the true authority who can provide you with all the information you need, Developmental Advisor, Erica Osborne:

Have a student who is looking to improve his or her GPA? Lighten his or her load for next semester? Wanting to focus on challenging courses? Have your student consider taking summer courses.

Summer courses at Bellarmine are offered in four sessions:

  • Term I (3 weeks) May 3 – May 20
  • Term II (5 weeks) June 1 – July 1
  • Term III (5 weeks) July 6 – August 5
  • Term IV (10 weeks) June 1 – August 5

Registration for summer courses begins on March 15. The summer schedule is available online at https://secure.bellarmine.edu/portal/class/.

Students  who are freshmen, or upperclassmen who have had academic difficulties, can apply for half-off tuition grants for 1 or 2 summer classes at Bellarmine. Criteria for the grant can be found online at  http://www.bellarmine.edu/documents/arc/Grant%20Application%20for%20Summer%20School%202010.pdf

Information about financial aid for summer terms can be found at http://www.bellarmine.edu/financialaid/summerterm.asp.

Students enrolled in a summer course also have the opportunity to live on campus if:

  • They are enrolled in at least 1 summer session;
  • They are pre-registered for Fall 2010 unless they are a graduating senior; and/or
  • They are completing an internship for class credit and/or degree requirement.

Campus housing rates are $100 per week for double occupancy and $150 per week for single occupancy (when available). Summer residents will remain in their Spring 2010 assigned rooms until rooms are prepared for summer. Summer residents will begin relocation the week of May 3rd. Summer assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions on summer housing can be addressed to  the Department of Housing & Residence Life at 502-473-3000.

Students also have the opportunity to take summer classes at other institutions, with approval from the Office of the Registrar. Instructions on how to receive approval for taking a summer course at another institution can be found at: http://www.bellarmine.edu/documents/arc/Taking%20a%20Summer%20Course%20as%20a%20Visiting%20Student.pdf

Happy Weekend, folks! Here’s hoping the bright weather comes soon!

Erica Osborne, (c/o 2004)
Developmental Advisor, ARC

Jessica Hume (c/o 2005)
Director of Writing And Parent Communications, ARC

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About Cassie

I'm the Director of the Writing Center and Director of Parent Communications at Bellarmine University.

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