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Summer Sessions?

satscholarsatscholar Registered User Posts: 481 Member
edited March 2009 in Florida State University

Can anyone give me more information about the summer sessions and how exactly they work, i am pretty clueless.

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Replies to: Summer Sessions?

  • sunnyfloridasunnyflorida Registered User Posts: 4,790 Senior Member
    Summer sessions are labeled A, B, and C at FSU. There are two 6 weeks summer sessions, and some classes last the entire 12 weeks. Summer A is the entire 13 weeks (there is a week between B and C, summer B is the first 6 weeks and summer C is the last 6 weeks.

    Incoming freshman starting summer would start summer C, which is the last 6 week segment. You take 2 3hr classes. A normal fall or spring semester is 15 weeks. If you take a full load it is generally 15 hours. The six week session is, therefore, only 2/5's as long, so you are in class during the week for 2 1/2 times as long to cover the same material. So 6 hours of classes during summer C is equivalent to 15 hours during the longer terms in terms of work load, so 6 hours is considered a full load. And a class that might normally meet 2 days a week will meet for 5 days a week. It is a concentrated time. It is a good time to get some gen ed requirements in. The ENC 1101/1102 classes are popular, as are humanities, social sciences. Math and science classes for incoming freshman are discouraged as they will be fast paced, and you could fall behind easily and have a hard time catching up.

    Tuition is the same per credit hour, there is a summer C dorm contract and summer C meal plans. It is a time to get familiar with the campus, the meal options, dorms etc.

    SATSCHOLAR, you are a current student, yes? So you can take summer A and stay the 13 weeks and take classes that last the entire time, or you can take classes during the B session and again during the C session. Or you can just take B only or C only. You can stay in the dorms for all 13 weeks or for the first 6 or the last 6. Since your are not a freshman, I think you can take anything you want, but I am guessing that something like Organic Chemistry is not a good choice during B or C.

    For students with no DE or AP credits, one needs 9 hours of summer classes to graduate. Some use a summer term to get classes they could not get during the spring who need to stay on course for their major MAP. Some take summer classes to lighten the load for the next year. Some want to double major, want to major and minor, want to graduate early. If you don't need to work over the summer, and especially if you have an apartment lease that is year round, its not a bad idea to spend a summer at FSU. It's a bit quieter over the summer all the way around. I don't see classes listed yet. Registration opens up March 17 and is based on number of hours completed.
  • satscholarsatscholar Registered User Posts: 481 Member
    Thanks, that really cleared up a lot of questions.
  • sunnyfloridasunnyflorida Registered User Posts: 4,790 Senior Member
    Your welcome :).
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