I think it would be to students’ advantage to attend summer session. CSUSB is offering a variety of classes that students may need to keep the on pace towards graduation.
Many schools cannot afford to offer summer school programs and those that are offering summer classes have limited options for students when choosing classes.
Summer school courses are not just open to current and future students entering CSUSB in the fall, but are also open to students who attend other colleges and universities.
I think it great to attend summer school because there is less crowding, and the teacher-student relationship is better because there are far less students in a class.
“I know here at CSUSB we didn’t have government funding for summer school the past two years until now”, according to Christopher Bohse, the Admissions and Student Recruitment front desk supervisor.
Last year the cost for summer school was $60 more than it was for fall semester. This year that price has gone down to $2031.50, making it cheaper for students to attend this summer compared to last year.
“The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Tuition fees may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate…therefore, we reserve the right to increase or modify any listed fees,” according to the trustees of CSUSB.
Many students think summer school isn’t worth it because it’s so expensive, but if you look at the numbers the cost isn’t as bad you might think.
The cost for school throughout the year is $2148.00 for the fall semester, $2148.00 for winter session and $2157.00 for spring semester according to csusb.edu. Summer school fees are roughly the same as the other quarters.
More and more students are not graduating in four years from so called four-year universities, due to loss of state funding and budget cuts.
I think summer session is a great opportunity that students should take advantage of because it can help students graduate faster.
“Nationally, four-year colleges graduated an average of just 53% of entering students within six years, and rates below 50 percent, 40 percent and even 30 percent are distressingly easy to find,” according to USA Today.
In this economy, I think it is perfectly acceptable to not graduate in four years. But taking advantage of summer school can help students have a better chance of graduating in that amount of time.