UC Merced's Sixth Summer Session Starts June 5

Current University Students and Eligible High School Students Invited to Enroll

Summer is the season for San Joaquin Valley students to get a head start or catch up on earning university credits by enrolling in UC Merced Summer Session 2006. More than 100 students have already enrolled for the sixth year of summer courses offered by the new UC campus and the deadline for registration is June 2.

General education courses in computer science, calculus, psychology and writing are included in this summer's schedule, which features a regular eight-week session from June 5 through July 28. Still open for enrollment are Introduction to Computing I, Calculus I and General Psychology.

The campus also is presenting a second special session geared toward incoming UC freshmen from June 19 through August 4. Designed to help students develop and strengthen their college-level skills, this summer's "bridge" courses include Preparatory Chemistry and Pre-Calculus.

"We have worked closely with the faculty to offer courses this summer that best meet the needs of our current students and new, incoming students," said University Registrar and Director of Summer Sessions Kent Kuo. "We look to build upon these summer offerings in future semesters and summers, presenting a variety of quality courses that showcase the small class environment with engaging and highly talented faculty."

Taught by highly qualified instructors, all courses will be presented on the UC Merced campus, with one course - General Psychology - to be available via live, two-way videoconferencing at the UC Merced centers in Fresno and Bakersfield. Two to four units of credit are available for each course.

Current students at any UC campus - including newly admitted UC students, students at other universities and colleges, high school graduates and eligible high school students who have completed their junior year are invited to enroll. High school students must submit an official letter from their high school principal stating their grade point average (GPA) and qualifications to take UC-level courses.

Course fees are $205 per unit for UC undergraduate students and $225 for non-UC students. Limited funding is available for current UC Merced students who have filed a 2005-06 Free Application for Federal State Aid and complete a UC Merced Summer Session Financial Aid Application by June 2.

Everyone other than current UC Merced students must submit the UC Merced Summer Session 2006 application available online by visiting http://summersession.ucmerced.eduand clicking on the Registration link. The application and any other required materials should be submitted to the UC Merced Summer Session office by mail at 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced, CA 95340 or by fax at (209) 381-7861. During regular business hours, applications also can be returned in person to the UC Merced Registrar's Office in the Kolligian Library on campus.

For complete and up-to-date information about Summer Session 2006, please go to http://summersession.ucmerced.eduor contact the UC Merced Summer Session office by phone at (209) 381-7878 or by e-mail at summersession@ucmerced.edu.

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