Here’s the deal: it’s the last week of September, and
one of your classes isn’t working out.
The subject matter is not what you thought it was. It is
too hard. It is too easy. It takes so much time and you
have two jobs. The adjustment to college classes is too
Yet you can’t drop the class without falling under your
12-unit minimum. What do you do?
You get a “Late Start” with a class chosen from
Grossmont’s comprehensive schedule of more than 90
eight-week sessions that begin the week of Oct. 18.
“Students who have found they must drop a course but
still need to maintain 12 units benefit greatly from
this Late Start option,” said Mary Rider, chair of the
More than 90 sections of classes from across the
curriculum are offered, including AOJ, Art, English,
Math and Theater Arts.
“The Late Start eight-week sessions help me because I
can take more units during the part of the semester when
my sport is not as demanding,” said a Grossmont
The sessions also serve prospective students who
waited too late to enroll in full-semester courses, but
don’t want to wait around for spring semester.
Several instructors who teach the eight-week classes
also like them, saying they move at an accelerated pace,
and adjunct instructors find the classes helpful in
pacing their schedule more effectively.
The Second Eight-Week schedule of classes is found on
Page 17 of the Fall Class Schedule. However, as many
class sections were added after the schedule went to
print, students are urged to visit the website for the
“full deal” of second eight-week course offerings.