UC Merced Summer Session Registration Far Exceeds Expectations

MERCED - UC Merced's Summer Session 2007 promises to be lively, with more than three times last year's enrollment. Courses are available on campus as well as at the Bakersfield and Fresno centers for those who want to fit in some classes over the summer.

However, students should firm up their plans, because the last day to register is June 18.

"We're very pleased to be able to offer courses up and down the Valley, but we want to make sure everyone who wants to take a class has the opportunity," said Assistant Director of Summer Session Shannon Adamson. "Planning ahead gives people the best chance at getting the courses that really interest them."

A wide variety of classes are offered on the main campus and broadcast live to UC Merced's satellite centers in Bakersfield and Fresno. The broadcast courses are fully interactive, so students in the centers can participate in class discussions and ask questions of the instructors as class is going on.

Last year, 97 students took courses over the summer. As of this week, more than 300 students have signed up.

Summer Session is a great way to squeeze in some extra credits or fulfill requirements while students are away from campus for the summer, but courses are also open to anyone 18 or older who is interested in a summertime learning experience, or high school seniors who fit certain criteria.

Classes include biology, chemistry, Chinese, computer sciences, literature, math, psychology, Spanish and more.

People interested in signing up can view the course catalog online at http://summersession.ucmerced.edu/.

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