Limestone To Offer Day Campus Students Online Course Options During Summer Months
Limestone students who are a part of the traditional Day Campus program can catch up on credits, lighten their course loads, or get ahead of their studies by taking part in the College’s online summer sessions that start this May at a discounted price.
The virtual courses are available in a variety of disciplines and are offered during two separate sessions. The first summer session runs May 4-June 26, and the second will operate June 29-August 14.
Day Campus students who are Pell eligible have opportunities to receive additional funding for summer classes provided they are enrolled at least half time (6 hours). The summer amounts do not affect the amounts received during the upcoming academic year as long as the student has not reached their lifetime award limit. To check on their eligibility status, students are encouraged to contact the Limestone Financial Aid Office by phone at 1-800-795-7151 (ext. 8231) or via email at financialaid [at] limestone.edu.
A full list of course offerings during both of those terms can be found at www.limestone.edu/summer. Students can take up to two courses per term.
For those students who have already registered for the 2020-2021 academic year, they should consult with their academic advisors regarding how summer courses could alter their upcoming semester schedules.
“Summer offers a unique opportunity for our traditional students to focus on one or two classes at a time, making it a great time to complete a challenging course or fulfill a prerequisite,” said Limestone Provost Dr. Monica Baloga. “By participating in our summer sessions, students have the opportunity to graduate and earn earlier, and potentially reduce educational expenses.”
Current Day Campus students can now reserve their seats for the summer classes, as well as the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year.
In addition to the affordability, another advantage to summer terms is that the courses are shorter. Rather than being a semester long, they are only about half the normal time of a traditional class in the fall or spring. Students can get those classes out of the way faster and still have time to fit in all their fun summer plans.
“Having the option to take summer classes online gives students freedom to enjoy the summer months and continue learning,” said Limestone President Dr. Darrell Parker. “Now that all of our current Spring semester courses are online due to the coronavirus pandemic, our students are already in the swing of learning remotely, so transitioning into summer courses will be relatively easy.”
The traditional on-campus fall semester will begin on August 17, 2020, with the spring semester getting underway on January 4, 2021.