Can I take summer classes at another college?

Yes, you can take summer classes at another college. 

In almost all cases, students opt to take summer classes at a community college. This saves them money, and if an articulation agreement is in place, it ensures that credits will transfer more easily. 

Let’s take a closer look at how this process works. 

Speak with your advisor

If you’re planning to take summer courses at another college, you need to check in with your academic advisor or counselor. 

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Come to them with the class you want to take and the school you plan to attend. This meeting will help them determine whether or not that class will transfer to your current school and count towards your graduation requirement. 

This is an essential step in the process as you want to ensure whatever class you take counts towards your education. 

Ask About Articulation Agreements

When you meet with your advisor, ask them if there is an articulation agreement in place with the school you’re planning to attend. 

If there is, your life just got easier. You can transfer credits and ensure your schools will work together to give you credit for what you need.  You can read more about articulation agreements here. 

Speak with the admissions office

Once you’ve got the go-ahead from your advisor, speak to the admissions office at the school you’ll be attending over the summer. Let them know your situation and that you’ve already had your courses and credits approved by your other school. 

If there are any additional steps you need to take, they’ll be sure to let you know so you can take care of it. 

Enroll In Summer Classes

Now that you’ve got both schools on your side, you can enroll in your summer courses. Hopefully, these courses help you get your degree on time and save you some money in the process.

Don’t forget! Even though you got everything confirmed with both schools, you’ll want to check-in and ensure that your credits get added to your transcript at your degree-granting school once the semester is over. 

You don’t want to be scrambling to prove you took additional classes when it comes time to graduate. Stay on top of your transcripts and on track with your education.