Talk about helping students meet deadlines! June 30 is
the absolute end of the 2004-2005 academic year for
Grossmont College students, and others planning to
transfer to San Diego State University this fall.
In some cases, the best laid plans just don’t
materialize. Transfer-bound students must meet a
sixty-unit requirement to move on to SDSU. A student
might be short by three critical units (the equivalent
of one average class) in their preparation for transfer.
Other students might be sweating out their eligibility
for intercollegiate sports, or need to keep their
international student visa valid by making up a course
or two before the end of the academic year. Yet other
students would like to enroll in short-term classes to
reach an educational goal sooner.
What to do? Grossmont College has added a “Spring Bonus
Session” to its lineup for the Spring 2005 semester.
Eleven courses, most of which meet general education
requirements for transfer, are being offered in a
compressed format beginning June 6 and ending June 30.
All but one of the courses have class meetings scheduled
Monday through Thursday or are offered fully online.
According to Grossmont College President Dr. Ted
Martinez, Jr., “This is yet another way Grossmont
College responds to student needs. Everyone worked
together to make this innovative opportunity available
just when students need it most.”
The concept for the Spring Bonus Session originated in
the Enrollment Strategies Committee which includes
representatives of the Counseling Department who
expressed concerns that some students might be shut out
of the opportunity to transfer to SDSU in 2005 due to
the lack of a few units.
There is a special place on the Grossmont website,
www.grossmont.edu, for additional information.