Summer courses expand to appeal to more students

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (The Exponent) – This summer, life on campus will be bigger and better than ever before with more courses offered and a boost in student activities and residential life.

With 379 courses and 519 sections, summer course offerings now cover more important classes. In addition, more than $900,000 in financial aid is available to summer students.

“We have a substantial increase in the courses being offered, so thank you to the faculty who have offered to (teach this summer) to offer wider opportunities for our students,” said Purdue President Mitch Daniels during April’s University Senate meeting.

By the fourth week of registration, enrollment in summer courses was up by 12 percent compared to summer 2013. With more than 69,057 students registered for summer courses in 2013, the University expects enrollment to surpass 70,000 this year.

Frank Dooley, associate vice provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, has worked closely with departments to expand summer course offerings. Together, they have identified 300 courses that should be offered over the summer to serve students’ academic needs. This summer, more than 260 of those key courses are being offered in comparison to the roughly 200 offered in 2013.

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