COLCHESTER, Vt., March 31, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Saint Michael’s College is hosting an online information session to showcase the benefits of its Accelerated Summer College (ASC), established for college students to take courses at significantly reduced tuition.

Through the ASC, students can complete one course or up to an entire semester in just one summer. Kellie Campbell, director of the Accelerated Summer College, explains, «St. Mike’s created the Accelerated Summer College as a way for students to graduate on time – no matter if they study abroad, double major, or have difficulty in some classes. Ambitious students who take full advantage of it can even graduate early, thereby saving significant money.»

Colleges like Saint Michael’s are finding ways to help families address the significant cost of college. With so many incoming students arriving with some college credits already, the time is right for providing a real path to a possible 3-year degree. Even one semester less can mean significant savings for families, Campbell said.

The innovative program is made up of two semesters. The first six-week semester, students can stay in the residence halls, eat in the dining hall, and take two blended learning, online/in-class courses of four credits each for only $4,200. They can also participate in student life activities that get them off campus to enjoy the area – all included in the cost. The second semester is entirely online and allows students to complete the courses from home. It is priced at $3,400.

Campbell said, «We welcome students from nearly any college. Our summer catalog has popular courses that are typical requirements at most institutions, so credits are commonly transferable – though students are advised to check with their home institution’s Registrar.» She added, «The Burlington, Vermont area is such a fun and beautiful place to spend time in the summer. And if it means saving more than you would make working at home in the summer, why not take some courses?»

The upcoming online information session is scheduled for Wednesday, April 5 at 12:30 p.m. ET. Interested students and families can register to attend here.

About Saint Michael’s College

Saint Michael’s College, founded on principles of social justice and compassion, is a selective, fully residential Catholic college in Vermont’s beautiful Green Mountains. Our closely connected community delivers internationally-respected liberal arts and graduate education near Burlington, one of the country’s best college towns.  To prepare for fulfilling careers and meaningful lives, young adults here grow intellectually, socially, and morally, learning to be responsible for themselves, each other and their world.

For more information, contact:
Mark Tarnacki
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