December 4, 2015

Individuals will have the opportunity to earn college credit over the holiday break by enrolling in one of the online courses that East Central College is offering.

These short-term online classes will allow any student to acquire three hours of college credit over a four-week period between the fall and spring semesters.

Intersession dates are December 16, 2015, through January 12, 2016.

“We are pleased to be able to offer several general education courses during our Intersession,” said Shelli Allen, ECC vice president of student development.  “The expansion of our efforts in online education and filling a need for students with these month long, intersession offerings is exciting.”

Courses on the Intersession schedule include Intro to Life Science, Oral Communications, English Composition I and U.S. Government.

“Whether students attend ECC or another college or university, taking an Intersession class could allow them to have a lighter course schedule in a future semester and gives them an opportunity to improve their grade point average,” Allen noted.  “We have students who need to regain or maintain eligibility for Missouri’s A+ scholarship program, so focusing on doing well in one course gives them that chance.”

To be eligible to enroll in an Intersession class, students must have completed nine credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.5.  Interested students from other colleges should consult with their home institution, which will determine course equivalency credit. Some prerequisite courses may be required.

In-district students pay just $330 for class tuition and fees.  The rate for out-of-district students is $435 per class.  There is an additional charge for books.

For more information about Intersession courses visit the website, call 636-584-6547 or email rachel.howard@eastcentral.edu.





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