Southeastern Louisiana University is re-tooling its summer semester by reducing net cost for a three-credit hour course to less than $900 and expanding high demand offerings.

Re-imagined as “Summer Smart,” the semester also will include an increased number of online and hybrid courses.

“We took another look at our summer semester after listening carefully to the needs of our students,” said Southeastern Interim Provost Tena L. Golding. “More students can now benefit from summer courses that will advance progress toward their degrees in a more timely manner and at the same time reap significant financial savings.”

New summer offerings such as Marketing 205: Social Media and Personal Branding, as well as additional sections of required and elective courses such as Psychology 101 will be among the offerings available.

“With new courses, additional sections and an infusion of more online or hybrid courses, our goal is to make summer semester as easily accessible to as many of our students as possible,” SLU President John L. Crain said. “Using scholarships, waivers and other methods to reduce the net cost of attendance for the typical student is an additional incentive for them to attend and enhance progress toward graduation.”

The early deadline to apply for summer semester is May 1 with an application fee of $20. Students also may apply during the late application period that concludes June 1 with a late fee of $50. For current students, priority registration opens March 27, and open registration begins April 3.

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