Summer Semester Serves More Students
Clover Cheng | University Relations | 22 June 2012
According to BYU–Hawaii Institutional Research, there are more than 2,000 students enrolled in this year’s Summer semester, 400 more than the summer term last year.
Experiencing the change in academic calendar, Max Checketts, Vice President for Academics said “We are very pleased with the number of students who have enrolled for classes this summer," he continued, "we are also grateful for faculty members who have helped open up more sections of courses needed for students in the summer semester.”
Believing in the advantages of going to school in the summer semester, Checketts said current students are benefitted by having have more classes to choose from than before. Students now have similar class options afforded them in summer semester as in fall or winter semesters. Therefore, they can work towards their graduation as planned. Current students are able to move on with their careers or graduate studies sooner, and future students can have the opportunity to come to school at BYU–Hawaii.
Mentioned in a forum about 2012 academic calendar on August 18, 2011, Checketts said that BYU–Hawaii “We turned away 1,600 students for Fall semester 2011,” he said, citing housing on campus and in the community as the main limiting factor. “There are so many people out there who want to come to BYU–Hawaii and the other CES institutions, and we want to do everything we can to provide a BYU–Hawaii education and experience for as many of them as possible.” (For more information see Summer Semester Benefits)
He encouraged students to work hard as well as to enjoy life in the summer break. “I think we should be active in our lives, but we all need a change to renew our spirits and refocus our energy. I hope students will use this time to do just that –, refocus and renew themselves. For students that stay for the five weeks, they should work as many hours as they are allowed, plan some fun activities with family or friends, fulfill their Cchurch callings, go to the temple, and recognize the blessings we all receive from our Father in Heaven.”
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