Whether on-campus, online or around the world, summer enrollment at the University of Georgia is on an upward trajectory.
Total summer enrollment has risen for the third consecutive year and in 2017 reached a record 16,447. That figure is a 4 percent increase over last year’s record and a 22 percent increase over summer 2014.
“Increasing summer enrollment is a critical part of our strategy to elevate student success and completion at the University of Georgia,” said President Jere W. Morehead. “I am grateful to the vice president for instruction and his team-as well as the deans-for their leadership on this important institutional priority.”
The year-over-year increases in summer enrollment are the result of a concerted effort involving several units across campus. The Office of Instruction has spearheaded a targeted communications campaign to encourage students to enroll in summer courses and also implemented procedural changes, such as earlier registration dates for summer courses, to facilitate summer enrollment. The faculty and deans of the university’s schools and colleges have played a critical role in boosting summer enrollment by creating additional sections of high-demand courses, and the university’s academic advisors have worked closely with students to help them integrate summer courses into their programs of study.
“The university’s continuing growth in summer enrollment is great news for students,” said Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten. “Our data show that nine out of 10 UGA students who earn their degrees within four years take at least one summer course, and elevating summer enrollment will continue to be a key priority.”