Summer session elsewhere

The spring semester is coming to an end and students who would like to take classes over the summer have to look for options outside of the San Diego Community College District.

Miramar, Mesa and City, released a letter Feb. 15 stating that the only courses offered will be those that honor specific commitments and the specialized programs like nursing and cosmetology.

Other community colleges in San Diego County will be offering courses during the summer. Some campuses offer one- to  eight-week classes which are a great option for students who would like to get ahead or keep their mind stimulated before the fall semester.

Another great option would be cross enrollment with either Cal State San Marcos, San Diego State University or the University of California San Diego. These programs have additional requirements and are slightly more costly but are well worth the extra qualifications, especially for prospective transfer students who would like to gain experience at a four year institution.

The Cuyamaca, Grossmont, Mira Costa, Palomar, and Southwestern colleges offer classes online and on their main or conjoined campuses. To enroll in their summer classes you must enroll online to become a student at their campus, then follow their procedures which are slightly different from the SDCCD system. Double check with a counselor to see if the class you are planning to take at the other campus is transferrable to City College.

Cuyamaca College, located in Rancho San Diego, is offering 6 to 9 week sessions, both online and on campus with classes starting on June 11. Grossmont College, located in El Cajon, is in the same district as Cuyamaca and shares the same format for summer session.

Mira Costa College, in northern San Diego, offers the most summer classes, having 87 online classes available and more on their main campus in Oceanside, as well as their San Elijo campus in Cardiff.

Starting June 18, Palomar College, located in San Marcos, will begin their online and on campus courses.
Lastly Southwestern is offering summer classes on their main campus in Chula Vista and their two learning centers.

For more information visit the website of the colleges or visit the counseling center located in room A-110.