Summer Session Keeps Students on Graduation Track

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
SF STATE NEWS -- Following a decision to major in visual communication design, San Francisco State University student Jex Ponce Nguyen needed to take a much-needed requirement — soon — before moving forward with more advanced courses required of the major. Thanks to Summer Session 2015, Ponce Nguyen was able to take Digital Media I and stay on track to graduate in 2017. It's a move Ponce Nguyen would opt for again if necessary, saying "Overall, the experience was beneficial. The amount of content was intense, but the atmosphere was more relaxed." Ponce Nguyen is among thousands of SF State students finding their way to Summer Session, where they can take courses they need, pick from a growing range of online classes and take advantage of a change implemented last summer that means nearly half of the student body qualifies for reduced fees. This year, more than 600 courses, both required and elective, will be offered during Summer Session.