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Should You Take Summer Classes?


If you are thinking about taking a summer class, there is still time to register. Maymester and First short session classes begin May 24. Full session classes begin June 7, and the second short session classes begin July 6. Registration for these classes is open until the add/drop period is reached. Depending on which session you choose this date is different.

The Maymesters add/drop ends May 24. The first short session add/drop ends on May 25. The full session add/drop ends June 9, and the second short session add/drop ends July 7.

Many students like to take advantage of these classes to make sure they graduate on time or early.

“I always tried to take at least one summer class each year,” said Brenna Wygladalski, a former UNG student.


 “They were always less stressful since I did not have four other classes to worry about.” – Brenna Wygladalski


Brenna said early in her college career she changed her major and got behind in credits. By taking these summer classes, she was able to graduate on time with her class.

A wide array of classes is offered by UNG on all the campuses. No matter what your major is, there are options you can take to advance your degree.

If there is a certain class you need to take that is not offered in the summer session at your campus, many are offered online. Ecore is great for finding any common core class online and most are offered in the summer.

UNG Online is the university’s own version of Ecore, taught only by UNG professors. UNG Online also offers some upper level classes. Even if you are farther along in your major, it is still possible to find a summer class that will help you move towards graduation.

The professors at UNG who teach these summer classes normally have more time to plan and work with students. In the summer semester, professors may teach one to two classes unlike in the spring and fall semesters where they may have four or more.

When professors have fewer classes to teach, they can have a better focus on them. This goes the same way for students. It is easier to focus on a class when you have fewer responsibilities in another class. Therefore, summer classes are a great opportunity to tackle a more difficult class that will take more focus and time.

Registering for summer classes is very easy. Simply log in to Banner and select the Nighthawk Course Scheduler tab and then the “Schedule My Classes” tab. Once in the system, you can choose many options such as different parts of the summer term and campuses. Then to add classes you can lookup by the subject, instructor, or course attribution.


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