Top 10 reasons to attend Summer College at UVa-Wise
The University of Virginia's College at Wise offers courses in a variety of fields to satisfy your interests or accommodate your schedule.
Are you interested in learning online
It's your choice. Students enrolled in Summer College
may choose from classes in a variety of areas, including
music, biology, computer science, history and business,
among others. What’s more is that students may take
classes at the Wise campus or the Abingdon campus,
with some classes available online.
Fulfill degree requirements. Summer College is perfect if you’re trying to graduate by a certain date or simply want to take care of required courses in a shorter time frame. Each of the two summer sessions lasts four weeks.
Try something new. Thanks to the variety of courses available, Summer College is a great way to attend a class in a new field and to learn something new. You may be intrigued by “Psychology of Love” or enjoy creative courses such as “Digital Photography,” “Digital Imaging” or “Introduction to Film Analysis,” also offered online. In addition, you can enroll in music courses with instruction in guitar and other areas.
Small class sizes. If you thought regular fall and spring class sizes were small at UVa-Wise, then wait until you attend Summer College. Summer classes may have as few as seven students, giving you the opportunity to work closely with your instructors and giving them the opportunity to know you better. Plus, because of the small class sizes, you can enroll in courses that are typically full during the fall or spring semesters.
Planning to attend UVa-Wise soon? Start early. If you are graduating from high school in the spring or are ready to transfer from a community college, get a jump start on your UVa-Wise education. Summer College can make the transition to UVa-Wise easier.
Not a UVa-Wise student? No problem.* Summer College is open to currently enrolled students at UVa-Wise and to students at schools, colleges and universities throughout Virginia and beyond. If you’re not a currently enrolled UVa-Wise student, you can take what you’ve learned during Summer College back to your home institution while sharing your experiences at UVa-Wise with classmates and professors.
Home for the summer?* No matter where you attend college, if you’re from the Southwest Virginia area and plan to spend summer at home, you can take courses at UVa-Wise that can transfer to your college or university. Fulfill general education requirements or take a course not offered at your institution.
Ready to go back to school and earn your degree?* Nontraditional students will find Summer College an easy transition to campus life to get on track to finally earning that long-awaited college degree.
In high school but want to get a jump start?* High school students may enroll in Summer College to start their UVa-Wise education early.
Senior citizen or lifelong learner?* No matter your age or ambition, Summer College is a great way to try a college course and learn something interesting, unique or beneficial.
Experience Southwest Virginia. For information about the local area, visit www.wisecountychamber.org.
* If you’re not currently enrolled as a UVa-Wise student, download and fill out the Application for Non-Degree Admission and mail it in to us.