WARWICK – In an effort to help more students graduate on time, the Community College of Rhode Island has launched a new winter session for those students in need of additional credits to catch up before the end of the year.
Running from Jan. 2 to Jan. 17, the winter session will allow students to enroll in one course between the fall and spring semesters that will be taught at the Knight Campus in Warwick and online. Courses available in the 16-day stretch include biology, business, health sciences, history, math, music, psychology and sociology.
“The lack of a winter session disadvantages our students,” said CCRI President Meghan Hughes in a statement. “We have hundreds of students across the college who would be able to graduate this spring or summer by completing one additional class this winter.”
Additionally, CCRI students have expressed interest in the ability to graduate on time via the opportunity presented by the winter session, said Rosemary Costigan, vice president for academic affairs. She explained CCRI would like to follow in the footsteps of Massachusetts- and Connecticut-based community colleges that have “successfully” offered similar programming in past years.
Spring 2019 financial aid-eligible students can apply their credit to the winter session.