The number of students registered for summer semester this year at Salt Lake Community College’s Taylorsville Redwood campus has seen an increase in comparison to the enrollment total for the summer of 2010. “The total head count of students as of May 17, 2010 was 13,832. The total head count as of May 16, 2011 is 14,310,” Assistant Registrar Patricia Sanchez said. That is an increase of 478 students over last year.
One reason for the increased number of students during summer semester is that non-residents pay the same tuition as resident students, according to Sanchez. During the rest of the year, the regular cost for a non-resident student is about three times the cost for a student from within the state. For example, the tuition cost for a 3 credit class for a resident student is 417 dollars, while for a non-resident student the cost for spring and fall semester is 1,236 dollars per class. But come summer, all things are equal.
A second reason for the increase is that students from other colleges and universities often take undergraduate or prerequisite courses that are needed to graduate from another institution. These students must follow the same registration process as all other students.
One new student that is starting this summer at the South City campus is Tamara Brown. She is studying visual arts, and one day wants to make video games. She registered for school at the South City campus.
“It was easier than I thought it would be. They have a lot more resources for help than I thought there would be. Everyone that I have come in contact with has been nice and helpful,” Brown said. “Although I did apply for financial aid, and I haven’t heard anything yet, but either way the classes aren’t that expensive.”
Some classes are not offered for summer semester. The different departments make the decisions as to what classes will be held during each semester. The semesters that classes are offered can be found in the student catalog. These are found with class listings in the catalog. The semesters are listed in abbreviation such as Sp. for spring, F for fall, Su for summer, and A for all.
For more information about classes, go to www.slcc.edu/schedule/index.asp