For those who are struggling to keep their financial aid, or if you just want to take an extra class or two, Eastern is here to help. Now in it’s second year, Eastern is holding a winter session of classes.
Referred to by some as a “mini-mester”, there were over 100 students enrolled last year. With registration only starting a couple of weeks ago, all three classes available currently have 15 to 20 students enrolled.
“[When we started this], we were thinking primarily about freshmen, but there were a lot of upper-divison students that needed the course. It served all students,” said Jaime Laurenz, Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Three classes will be offered from December 15 until January 13. The classes include Introductory Sociology, Introductory Psychology, and Concepts of Health and Wellness. Eastern started this program for students who need to keep their financial aid, athletic and academic scholarships, but students are also able to take a class in order to raise their amount of course credits.
“We give the students the opportunity to keep their scholarships. We know how important the scholarships and financial aid are to our students, in terms of being able to complete college,” said Laurenz.
As long as the student is between 12 and 18 hours during the fall semester, the tuition for taking a winter session class does not increase. Cost only includes the $10 online course fee and any textbook purchases.
Registration for the winter session began on November 16, and the last day to withdraw is January 4.
“The bottom line is that we are not giving the students anything, they are earning it,” said Laurenz.
For more information or to register for a winter session class, make an appointment with the Advising Center (575-562-2338) or register online.