Why Taking Summer Courses Can Help SUU Online Students

Posted: March 25, 2022 |
Author: Sayre Davis |
Read Time: 3 minutes



It’s tough to stay on track while attending college online. With so many distractions and opportunities for procrastination, it’s easy to fall behind. That’s why summer classes are a great option for Southern Utah University Online students! You’ll also be able to graduate faster by taking summer classes, which can save you time and money! For most SUU Online students, the name of the game is just those two things, saving money and time. SUU Online offers online courses solely for these two purposes. It allows students to get ahead of their track and graduate quicker than expected.

Summer courses are a great way to get ahead in your coursework

As stated in our intro, one of the major benefits of taking online summer semester courses is the ability to get ahead on your college plan. For all degrees at SUU, there is a basic plan that is laid out on what courses you will take and how you should schedule your semesters. Within these four-year plans, they include what courses you should take in the fall and spring but it assumes you take the summers off. If you take a full class load over the summer you can be done in around three years.

Summer courses can help students stay on track and graduate on time

For many of us we don’t immediately know what major we want to pursue when we start college and in recent studies around 80% of students change their major at least once. What this means is that most of us will take classes we don’t need which will throw us off from the planned four-year graduation length. However, if you take advantage of summer semesters you can catch up and graduate within your desired time frame.

Summer courses can improve your GPA and make you more competitive for scholarships and jobs

Another major benefit that summer courses can offer students who have fallen behind or had difficulty with college is the ability to retake classes that you previously did not have a great grade in to help raise your GPA. Having a good GPA can allow you to gain scholarships, get accepted into graduate school, and allow you to graduate with honors. If you fall into these difficult situations, summer courses can help your situation.

Summer courses are often more affordable than traditional semester-long classes

Summer classes are not just for those that have fallen behind or need to make some grades up, they can also be helpful to every student because they are cheaper to take. They are cheaper because all undergraduate classes are priced as instate tuition, which makes them cheaper if you are taking classes of state tuition. If this is the case for you, make sure you consider summer courses as they will be cheaper.

If you are an SUU Online student, summer courses can provide many benefits. Not only are they more affordable than traditional semester-long classes, but they also offer a way to explore new subjects and improve your GPA. In addition, summer courses can help students stay on track and graduate on time. For these reasons and more, we encourage our online students to take advantage of the summer course offerings. To learn more about these courses and find one that fits your needs, please visit suu.edu/online.


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