Eight Week Courses: Worth Signing Up?

October 15, 2016

 

As the weeks progress into the semester, students stress levels are rising, and senioritis is slowly kicking in. Some student’s grades may be hanging by a thread when it comes to a class. However, Eastern New Mexico University and other schools offer eight week courses for students to take.

 

“Eight-week courses are shorter classes that usually pack a full 16 week’s classes amount of information into half the amount of time,” said Jessica Daughtery, an employee at the student advising center.

 

The convenience of an eight-week course is appealing to students since many are online and they require the same amount of work as if you are enrolled in a 16-week course.

 

“Eight week courses are really helpful to students who need to maintain their 15 plus credit hours after withdrawing from a 16 week course they are not doing well in. Then, they pick up an eight-week class to balance their schedule” said Daughtery.

 

Many students at Eastern have the lottery scholarship to pay for their schooling. The requirements for the scholarship are a 2.5 GPA and 15 credit hours. An eight-week class can help a student keep their scholarship in cases of failing.

 

“A lot of the 8 week courses are offered online, and can be found in the course catalog on Eastern’s website.

 

The courses started the 10th and the last day to register for a course is the 17th of October” said Daughtery.

 The deadline to register for an eight-week class is approaching fast. For students who have the lottery scholarship and are in danger of failing a class, should highly consider signing up for an eight week course so their GPA does not drop.

 

Keep pushing forward, Greyhounds the sleepless nights, papers and assignments will soon pay off.

 

 

 

 

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