Earning Summer Semester credits can save money, speed path to graduation day
June 1, 2016
Earning college credits during Summer Semester is a great way to shorten the time to graduation, lighten course loads in future semesters, or even begin a college career, said Nicolet’s Vice President of Academic Affairs Ron Skallerud.
“Earning college credits every chance you get is a great strategy that ultimately saves money,” Skallerud said. “The quicker students can graduate the more likely they are to reduce potential student loans. They’ll also be able enter the workplace sooner and start to earn a professional wage and build a rewarding career.”
This summer Nicolet is offering more than 60 credit classes to help students do exactly that. Courses include those in Business, Electromechanical Technology, Nursing and other Health Occupations, Computer Software, Criminal Justice Recruit Academy, Culinary Arts, along with classes in the University Transfer and Liberal Arts program that lead directly to a bachelor’s degree.
“What’s attractive is that many of these classes are held online and in a flexible format,” Skallerud explained. “Students can complete the work at a time that works best for them. This makes it easier to have a job or tend to other responsibilities while working toward a better future.”
Other classes will be held in the traditional face-to-face format.
Summer Semester classes at Nicolet begin Monday, June 6. Students will be able to register for most classes up until that day.
Skallerud noted that credits for University Transfer classes transfer to all University of Wisconsin campuses along with many other four-year colleges and universities.
“Every year we have students from other colleges who are home for the summer who take classes at Nicolet and then transfer these credits to the campus they’ll attend in the fall,” he said.
Click here to view Nicolet’s Summer Semester class schedule.
More information about Nicolet is also available by calling the Nicolet Welcome Center at (715) 365-4493, 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4493: TDD 711 or 1-800-947-3529.