Date: March 25, 2009
Contact: Eric Matanyi
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 534-4044
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
University Park, IL, March 25, 2009 – What do a mom returning to college after 20 years and a high school senior have in common with a down-sized job seeker and a community college student seeking direction? They are all eligible to enroll in Governors State University’s new six-week Vacation Education mini-term this summer.
Vacation Education courses run from June 1 through July 15 and require no pre requisite educational experiences. The program is open everyone, age 17 and over, including non-Illinois residents, those who wish to continue their education and those who have never taken a college course.
“We’re extremely excited to be able to offer such a wide and wonderful array of college level courses this summer,” noted Linda Samson, Dean of the College of Health and Human Services.
“There are as many reasons to enroll in Vacation Education as there are courses to choose from. What better way to make summer work for you, if you’re already a student? And, for others, what better time to begin pursuing your educational dreams than during the relaxed months of summer?”
To enroll in Vacation Education, students already enrolled at other schools must be in good academic standing at their respective academic institutions. Application, submission of the $25 application fee, and registration for specific courses may be completed simultaneously. Transcripts are not required.
All four colleges of GSU - Arts and Sciences, Business and Public Administration, Education, and Health and Human Services - will offer courses during the special summer session. Course topics range from Abnormal Psychology to Introduction to Health Professions and from Elementary Education to Business Concepts. Between one and three credit hours are offered per course and no prerequisites are required.
GSU’s affordable in state tuition will be charged to all participants regardless of residency status. Students who are currently suspended from GSU and/or who have an unpaid balance on their tuition will not be allowed to enroll. Students are responsible for checking with their advisors at their home institutions concerning the transfer eligibility of credit hours.
Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois.
For more information, visit www.govst.edu/vacationeducation or call (708) 534-4387.