As the final semester of the school year slowly comes to an end, have you figured out what you’re going to be doing this summer? If not, then perhaps enrolling in one (or more) of UC Riverside’s Summer Session courses is what you need.

First of all, this isn’t your typical, ordinary summer school. There are more than 450 courses you can take, and all of them are in a relaxed campus atmosphere with convenient schedules. The summer classes are smaller in size, meaning you get more attention and interaction with your instructor and classmates, something you don’t typically get in huge lecture classes during the school year.

Also, the three to seven-week sessions are much faster than the traditional 10-week quarter. This is a great opportunity to catch up or get ahead by taking prerequisites or intensive classes.

UC Riverside’s Summer Sessions are not only for college students; recent high school graduates and current high school students can benefit too. For example, there is the Summer Bridge Program, a freshman transition program that offers courses for academic credit, special study groups designed for Summer Bridge students and introduction to university life courses, which help you make the smooth transition to college life. This program will help ensure that you graduate in four years.

Also, there is UCR’s Summer Academy, which gives high school students the opportunity to earn college credit, meet faculty members and build bonds with fellow UCR students.

Whether you’re a current UC student, visiting student, transfer student, incoming student or high school student, UC Riverside’s Summer Sessions will help you get ahead of the curve while you embark and continue on your college journey.

For more information and to apply for UC Riverside Summer Sessions 2013, click here.