The seven City Colleges of Chicago are well known for offering students a bargain for completing general education requirements, said Ana Vargas, a college spokesman. And to sweeten the pot, this summer students can enroll and register for courses for $60 and then arrange to pay the balance in two installments during the summer session.
“We always get a positive reaction when we let people know about this plan,’’ she said.
“Our traditional student isn’t very traditional at all,” Vargas said, so the system offers evening and weekend courses during the summer session just as it does in the fall and spring. She said the broad range of courses and class meeting times are meant to help working students continue getting an education year-round.
She also pointed out that if a student is enrolled at another Illinois college, chances are high that City Colleges’ courses will transfer. Classes are labeled to show whether credits will transfer automatically, which she said makes it easy for students to be confident about their summer choices. Vargas said college officials like to tout the phrase, “know before you enroll.’’
With so many options available for earning credits, it’s easy for students to have a profitable summer break close to home. Full article at the Sun-Times