16,000 Take UC Summer Classes

By Yasmin Anwar, courtesy of UC Berkeley. 

Summer school at the University of California, Berkeley, started Monday, and once again, enrollment is projected to exceed 16,000, making it another record-breaking season for the campus’s increasingly popular program.

As of mid-May, more than 14,000 UC Berkeley and other students, including international scholars, had signed up for UC Berkeley Summer Sessions.

At least 2,000 more students are expected to enroll through July 23, when the last three-week session begins. At least 1,200 enrollments are anticipated for Summer Sessions’ nine online courses.

“It looks like we may have another record-breaking year,” said Richard Russo, dean of Berkeley Summer Sessions, Berkeley Study Abroad and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

UC Berkeley Summer Sessions offers more than 600 courses during five sessions that range in length from three to 10 weeks and end in mid-August.

In addition to courses, students can sign up for international study abroad, global internships, early-start programs for new admits, and a pre-collegiate program for high school students. Enrollment began in February.

UC undergraduate students pay $406 per unit during Summer Sessions. Financial aid and Pell Grants are available to eligible students.