Posted on: Nov 25, 2013 1:00:00 AM
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Registration is now open for the first winter session – or intersession -- classes at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges since 2009.
Registration is also now open for spring 2014 classes, which start Jan 27.
Thanks to last year’s passage of Proposition 30, the tax plan that fortified education after four devastating years of state budget cuts, the colleges are offering more than 50 intersession classes between Jan. 3-24. Before the passage of Prop. 30, debilitating funding losses totaling $16 million to Grossmont-Cuyamaca forced the district to slash 1,600 classes and to turn thousands of students away at a time of record demand.
“After years of having to turn away students because fewer classes were available, we’re happy to offer more options for students to reach their educational goals,” Chancellor Cindy L. Miles said.
Intersession classes, while intensive, are a quick way to earn college credits – up to three in just 12 days. Most classes meet nearly four hours a day, five days a week for just over two weeks. They also provide a great way to get ahead by satisfying prerequisites, and the longer class hours offer students more interaction time with faculty.
The classes are identical to regular semester-length classes and the units are transferable to most four-year universities, including San Diego State University and University of California, San Diego. And at $46 a unit, California community college courses are a bargain that can’t be beat. Visit either college’s financial aid website for information on applying for financial aid or a scholarship.
At Cuyamaca College, the selection of intersession classes includes:
At Grossmont College, intersession classes include:
Apply online for Cuyamaca, or Grossmont ,then allow one or two business days for the application to be processed. Then go to https://wa.gcccd.edu to activate your student WebAdvisor account and register online for classes. Check out the Video Tutorial .
For more information about the colleges, go to www.gcccd.edu