As part of the college’s goal to support student success and offer new opportunities for students to stay on track for graduation, the Community College of Rhode Island will offer a Winter Session that will allow students to take one course between the fall and spring semesters, Jan. 2 to 17.
Classes in subjects such as biology, business, English, health sciences, history, math, music, psychology and sociology will be offered at the Knight Campus in Warwick and online. Students who are eligible for financial aid for the spring 2019 semester can use those funds toward Winter Session.
“We have hundreds of students across the college who would be able to graduate this spring or summer by completing one additional class this winter,” said President Meghan Hughes. “The lack of a winter session disadvantages our students; it’s time that we provide them with this opportunity.”
Vice President for Academic Affairs Rosemary Costigan said there is a significant body of research that shows winter sessions are effective models designed to provide students with opportunities to earn college credits and move forward more quickly to graduation and transfer.
“Just across our borders in Massachusetts and Connecticut, community colleges have successfully offered winter sessions for many years,” she said “Students throughout the college have told us they want to take advantage of Winter Session classes at CCRI and graduate.”