New students who missed the deadline for the August classes had a second chance this fall with the new October term program. With the rising number of college students this term is much needed.
October term is a new program put in place by the school for students who missed the sign up date for the regular semester.
“Salt Lake Community College is the sixth fastest growing community college,” Joy Tlou said. “Salt Lake Community College now has a record breaking number of students.”
The new record for a community college is now, thanks to SLCC’s rise in student population, more than 30,000 students. With the October term, more than 1,600 additional students have signed up for classes.
With these classes, it has opened the door to education for new and current students.
Some of the students who signed up for the October term are already signed up for classes. These students felt they can handle more classes than they already have. So they signed up for more.
“It’s more work in a shorter amount of time,” SLCC student, Elizabeth Ashey said. “It’s not harder, just more time consuming.”
These students only have half the time to learn the same amount of material as a student taking a full term class. Some of these classes meet Monday through Friday, everyday. Other classes meet twice a week, but the classes are about 3 hours long.
The October term offers 62 class sections. With about 94% of these classes full. The deadline to apply for the new classes was the Thursday and Friday before the classes started.
“The October term is expeditiously done than a regular, slower paced class,” October term Professor, Adris Brundidge said.
Administers have been busy encouraging students to take advantage of the October term along with the Summer term. Since many students take the summer off, there is a lot of extra room in classes. This is perfect for the classes like Math and English that are hard to get into in the Fall and Spring. This past summer Salt Lake Community College had over 1,800 extra students.
Advisors can help with registering for classes, finding what degree to get, transferring to a four-year college, and much more.
Salt Lake Community College now ranks number three producer of associates’ degree in the nation.
If you would like to speak with an advisor about the October term you can reach them in the Academic Advising office. An advisor can be reached at on Facebook at Academic and Career Advising. The Advisors can also be found on Twitter. Their screen name is @slccadvising. They can also be e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.