April 8, 2014
Its time to apply for summer classes at Ashland Community and Technical College. ACTC offers three choices for summer classes: a full summer term from May 19 to July 31, Summer Session I from May 19 to June 19, and Summer Session II from June 30 to July 31.
Summer Sessions offer advantages to new and continuing students alike. New students can get a head start on fall, continuing students can complete their college program in a shorter time, and working adults can take classes for job advancement.
Going through the summer shortens the time I need to complete my Associates degree, said Jessica Myers, a pre-nursing student from Ashland. Also summer sessions provide a more intense learning period for some of my harder courses. Ive found that I learn easier when focused on only one class at a time.
Most summer classes are for three credits, and many are offered in the general education subjects that are required for associate and bachelor degrees. Most summer courses are online, making it easier to fit college into vacation schedules. Courses where hands-on learning is needed, such as science labs and math courses are held on campus. Some communications, history and algebra classes are also offered on campus.
Application deadlines are May 12 for both Summer I and the Full Summer term and June 23 for Summer II. Admission forms and class schedules are on the web at: ashland.kctcs.edu. For more information, call the Admissions Office, 606-326-2114.
In-state Kentucky tuition for summer classes is $144 per credit hour, and residents of neighboring Ohio and West Virginia counties qualify for in-state tuition.
Financial Aid is available for summer classes. After filling out the ACTC admissions form, new students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online at: www.fafsa.gov.
For help with the FAFSA or to pre-determine your eligibility for a Federal Pell Grant or other aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid, 1-855-246-2282.