Reinstatement of summer session alleviates concerns


With the spring semester coming to an end in May, several students at Delta College are thankful the once-cancelled summer session is now back.

On April 4, Delta College released the summer 2013 schedule of classes available to inform students what courses will be offered.

Students will have the opportunity to check their registration date and time for the Summer 2013 session beginning at 9 a.m. on April 18.

Summer session will run from June 10 through Aug.  2.

Giving students the opportunity to speed up the process on graduating or transferring.

Many Delta students were uncertain about their academic future at the end of the fall semester due to the previous cancellation. Now that there will be a summer session, students are really looking forward to it.

“I’m really happy that Delta is able to have a 2013 summer session, so I can finish my General Ed faster,” said student Richard Reyes. “For me it’s better than waiting for the Fall Semester to take the same classes… I’d rather work at a faster pace so I can transfer.”

This year’s summer session will not be the same length as previous sessions. It will be seven weeks unlike the eight weeks in previous sessions.

Core courses such as math, science and English are expected to fill up fast, since many students were unable to register or be added to those classes during the spring semester.

“I think it’s great, because students like myself can stay occupied. I expect for this summer session to be crowded,” said student Peter Castanon. “Hopefully, the students are going to take this summer more serious, instead of just taking up space as they’ve done in the past.”