The sandals are on, the radiators are off and it’s starting to feel like summer. But if you’re a student entering college this fall, or attending school, you know summer’s not all about barbecues, the beach, bikes and baseball. It’s about new beginnings, catching up and – most important — getting ahead.
There’s no better place to do that than The City University of New York. With 24 campuses throughout the five boroughs and summer classes spanning human anatomy, history, digital music, accounting and more, CUNY offers a productive way to enjoy summer and add new credits, move ahead in your major, or simply explore something completely different and fun.
CUNY Summer in the City is convenient. Squeeze a class between your job and that free concert in the park. CUNY campuses are easily reachable by public transportation, so taking a summer class usually means an easy commute.
CUNY Summer in the City offers:
- High-quality academics recognized at colleges and universities nationwide, which means that summer classes may very likely be credited at your college. Just remember to check with your school first.
- A nice price. CUNY’s affordable classes cost an average 68 percent less than courses at private universities. College shouldn’t be a financial burden, in any season.
- A great course selection, which gives you opportunity to re-take last year’s calculus class for a better grade, lighten your upcoming fall course load, fulfill a core course requirement, or try something new and career-changing. Take note: CUNY’s most popular summer courses reflect the ambition of students who are staying on track. Biology, chemistry, mathematics, psychology, physics, sociology, English, economics, accounting and speech are the top 10 summer choices.
If you usually juggle four or five classes a semester, taking a lighter load of one or two courses during the summer may sharpen your focus and improve your chances of academic success. And take note: when your course is over, you won’t have lost much beach time. But you will have had the opportunity to gain some credits – and pride in using your summer wisely.