Take GRCC with you this summer: Second summer semester classes starting soon, with online options accessible from anywhere you go

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Pack your laptop and notebook with your flip-flops and sunscreen so you can take Grand Rapids Community College with you on summer vacation this year to save money and get ahead on your education. 

About 1,600 seats are available in classes during GRCC’s second summer semester, providing opportunities for students to start earning credits for a new credential or to stay on track for graduation.

The second seven-week summer semester starts on June 28, with many classes available in person on the Main Campus in Grand Rapids and at the GRCC Lakeshore Campus.

And about half of the classes are offered in an online format, making it convenient to take classes with you this summer whether you are headed Up North, to the lake or staying around town. It’s also easy to schedule around home and work responsibilities.

“The second summer semester provides many opportunities for students to get a head start on their education, especially those just graduating from high school,” GRCC President Bill Pink said. “These classes also are ideal for summer guest students looking to save money while earning credits.”

Classes are available in a wide variety of subjects, including math, English, social sciences, biology, chemistry, computer information systems and others.

Summer classes are popular with students who attend four-year colleges and universities because they can transfer credits from GRCC’s more affordable courses back to their home school. Additional information is at grcc.edu/guest, and students should always check with their home institution’s course equivalency guide.

Eligible students are able to use Grand Rapids Promise Zone scholarships to attend GRCC, including enrolling as guest students. The Promise Zone covers tuition and expenses. Additional information is at grcc.edu/promisezone.

Residents 25 and older with a college degree can attend through the Michigan Reconnect program, which covers the cost of in-district tuition. Additional information is available at grcc.edu/reconnect.

Potential students can start the enrollment process at grcc.edu/apply and can contact the Enrollment Center by phone at (616) 234-3300 and by email at enroll@grcc.edu and be connected to their personal enrollment specialist.

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