Financial Aid Apps for Summer Session Due March 5

From left, Mary Kelly, associate director for finance and administrative services for Continuing Studies and the Graduate Liberal Studies Program; James Gardner '13; Wesleyan President Michael Roth; Sheryl Culotta, director of Continuing Studies and GLSP; and Jen Curran, assistant director of admissions and outreach for GLSP, celebrated Wesleyan's first Summer Session registration March 4 in Usdan University Center. Wesleyan is offering an intensive Summer Session in which students can complete semester-long courses in five weeks. Classes begin June 7.

From left, Mary Kelly, associate director for finance and administrative services for Continuing Studies and the Graduate Liberal Studies Program; James Gardner '13; Wesleyan President Michael Roth; Sheryl Culotta, director of Continuing Studies and GLSP; and Jen Curran, assistant director of admissions and outreach for GLSP, celebrated Wesleyan's first Summer Session registration March 4 in Usdan University Center. Wesleyan is offering an intensive Summer Session in which students can complete semester-long courses in five weeks. Classes begin June 7.

Students applying for financial aid for Summer Session courses must have their course registrations and applications in by Friday, March 5. Classes begin June 7 and last five weeks.

“With Wesleyan’s Summer Session, students can experience the excitement and challenge of intensive, accelerated study, register for popular courses with lower student to faculty ratios, and discover interesting new upper-level courses,” says Summer Session coordinator Sheryl Culotta, director of Continuing Studies and the Graduate Liberal Studies Program. “This also allows students to have more options during the school year, and more time to get involved in performances, sports, or other activities.”

President Roth handed out celebratory cake and Summer Session informational brochures to students during the lunch hour.

President Roth handed out celebratory cake and Summer Session informational brochures to students during the lunch hour.

To celebrate the inaugural  Summer Session, Wesleyan President Michael Roth handed out brochures and cake during the lunch hour on Thursday, March 4 in Usdan University Center. Classes this summer include digital photography, economy of oil, Chinese music and theater, organic chemistry, economic theory, financial analysis, writing nonfiction, French composition, international politics, calculus, physics, American Sign Language, to name a few.

Tuition is $2,500 per course credit, of which $500 must be paid during registration. Housing and dining is an additional $2,135.  Some classes may be canceled if enrollment is too low. Current enrollments are not yet reflected in the “Seats Available” number in each course description.

The registration form is available on the Summer Session website and in the e-portfolio. Students should download the form, complete it by including all necessary approval signatures, and submit the form with the $500 deposit (or with the financial aid form by March 5, if applying for aid) to the Summer Session office at 284 High Street. For more information call 860-685-2900 or e-mail to summer@wesleyan.edu.

More information on the Summer Session was published in a November 2009 Wesleyan Connection article:  http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2009/11/30/25-courses-offered-for-2010-summer-session/