SRU’s 2018 Winter Session promises a flurry of class selections

Students walking to class

Oct. 15, 2018

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "Winter is Coming" is an expression from the popular television show "Game of Thrones" suggesting warning and constant vigilance. For students registering for Winter Session classes at Slippery Rock University, the coming winter is more about anticipation and gaining ground - academically, that is, not by becoming lords of the North and battling White Walkers.

Nearly 200 classes will be offered during SRU's Winter Session, Dec. 19 to Jan. 14, when approximately 1,800 students will take advantage of an opportunity to "get ahead and stay ahead."

"That's the motto we go by for the Winter Session," said Amanda Yale, associate provost for enrollment management. "This is an excellent opportunity for students who need to stay on pace to graduate or want to outpace the standard four-year trajectory."

Registration for Winter Session begins Nov. 5 for SRU students and Nov. 19 for students from other institutions, who, with permission, may transfer earned credits to their home institution. First-year and transfer students who had planned to start their SRU experience in the spring semester are eligible to enroll in the Winter Session.

According to Yale, many students enroll for the Winter Session to not only get ahead of their course load but also to save money.

"Students who graduate in four years, rather than having to come back an extra year or semester, save on tuition, fees and room and board," Yale said. "That's a big factor when looking at whether or not you may need another six or so credits to graduate. The Winter and Summer Sessions provide that flexibility to get you to where you need to be or want to be, in terms of earning your degree when you want. Especially for students who changed majors, it's a perfect time to get back on track."

For more information about Winter Session, visit: http://www.sru.edu/academics/winter-session.

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