Students home for the summer can earn college credit at VC

Missy Klimitchek

Registration process made easier for transient students

College or university students spending their summer at home now have an opportunity to accelerate their coursework to graduate earlier while saving money.

Victoria College’s second summer session begins July 9 and offers many classes that college students can take for credit that is accepted by their home college or university.

“It’s not too late to earn summer credit,” said Victoria College Registrar Missy Klimitchek. “Many students won’t be returning to their home institution until August, and we have a Summer II session that will be over long before they head back to school. Even if the student is working during the summer, they can fit in one class or maybe an online class."

Students who are enrolled at a college other than VC, or are co-enrolled at another college or university that is considered their home institution, are designated transient students. These students enjoy the benefit of earning credits at Victoria College while saving money.

“Most colleges charge for transcripts, so students save the cost of not having transcripts sent to us,” Klimitchek explained. “If they come back next summer, they don’t have to send them again. Plus, tuition at VC will be more affordable than what most of their home institutions charge.”

Students planning to take summer classes at VC can fill out an application at and a new Transient Student Approval Form located at> Departments > For Students, Parents, & Educators > Admissions & Records>Transient Approval Form. Students must also provide their immunization records to VC.

When filling out the Transient Student Approval Form, students should indicate the courses they want to take at VC and then get their home institution registrar’s approval that they are eligible to take these courses.

She urged students to take advantage of the time while they are home.

“Summer is the best time to take college classes,” Klimitchek said. “Students tend to take one or two classes. It’s easier for them to focus on one class because they don’t have the multitude of different subjects going on at once.”

She added that the second summer session comes at a convenient time for many families who take vacations in June when family members are all together. In July, students can spend their mornings in a classroom and get some college credit out of the way, she said.

"This is a great benefit for the students,” Klimitchek said. “It makes taking those summer classes – or picking up that one class during a long semester – easier on the student. This will allow them to graduate on time, or earlier.”

For more information on summer classes, contact the Victoria College Welcome Center at (361) 485-6841.

Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014

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