Summer admissions expected to rise by 7 percent
Traditionally‚ students spend the summer relaxing and winding down from grueling fall and spring semesters. More and more Kennesaw State students‚ however‚ are bucking this trend and taking courses in June and July.
(Jun 14, 2006) — Traditionally‚ students spend the summer relaxing and winding down from grueling fall
and spring semesters. More and more Kennesaw State students‚ however‚ are bucking
this trend and taking courses in June and July.
As of May 30‚ 10‚440 students were registered to take summer courses‚ an approximately 7 percent increase from the 2005 summer semester. When the final numbers are crunched‚ Susan Blake‚ associate director of admissions‚ believes the university will see a 10 percent spike in summer registration.
“It is part of the growth trend we’re in‚” Blake said. “A lot of transient students are home for the summer and need or want to take courses to further their education‚ so they come to us.”
Another reason for the increase‚ according to Admissions Dean Joe Head‚ is KSU’s convenient course schedule‚ as well as its variety of classes.
One of the many students taking advantage of this convenient summer schedule is Doug Trojanowski‚ a criminal justice major at KSU. He completed one Maymester course and is currently taking two summer semester classes.
“I’ve found that the summer courses are more relaxed‚” Trojanowski said. “Less people combined with less traffic has created a laid−back summer class experience. I’m also enjoying the extra personal attention from my instructors.”
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.