Summer Start Courses

You will complete seven regular course credit hours during the five-week session, including:

  • Two 3-credit courses from the list below that are part of the University's core curriculum requirements.
  • One 1-credit freshman seminar course (GS 12000: Summer Start Seminar) that is focused on preparing students for a successful fall semester.

What’s the schedule like? The two 3-credit courses will meet daily (Monday-Friday) for 90 minutes. The freshman seminar course will follow a hybrid format where students attend class with a Student Success Coach twice each week while implementing strategies learned to class assignments and preparing for difficult math and science courses that will be completed during the academic year. With class, extracurricular activities, and study time, you’ll be actively engaged on campus — and busy. Good practice for the fall semester!

The courses to choose from for your two 3-credit courses include:

Summer Start students will also be required to complete GS 12001 during Fall 2020. This is a one-credit course that enhances what you will learn during GS 12000 and sets aside study time for difficult courses. You will not be charged additional tuition, as long as you are taking 8 or more credit hours during the semester.

How do I register for courses?

Due to the impact of COVID-19, Summer Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR) will be delivered remotely through Virtual STAR (VSTAR) for all students beginning May 11.

You will be planning your Summer and Fall courses with the assistance of an academic advisor during Virtual Summer Transition, Advising, and RegistrationStudents who have accepted their offers of admission will be enrolled in VSTAR automatically. This includes students who have already registered for an on-campus STAR date. An early VSTAR means you will get to plan classes before the rest of the incoming class as well as allow enough time to purchase textbooks and prepare for the summer module. As a Summer Start participant, we strongly encourage you to complete VSTAR modules by June 5.

NOTE: Below are important websites for determining what college credit you may have earned during high school.

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

International Baccalaureate (IB) Courses

Dual-credit or dual-enrollment during high school

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