Patriot Ledger // Published April 24, 2019 // By Mary Whitfill
QUINCY — Rising high school juniors and seniors in Quincy and Plymouth will have access to cheap summer college courses thanks to Quincy College’s new Summer Bridge Program.
The program will offer high school residents of Quincy and Plymouth access to 37 courses for $100 per credit, and students won’t have to pay admissions or registration fees. Standard tuition at the college ranges from $229 to $869 per credit.
Most classes are three or four credits and will be transferable towards college degrees at other schools. The program includes courses in art, hard sciences, accounting, web design, math, sociology and psychology.
Students can take the courses at the college’s campuses in Quincy and Plymouth.
“College accessibility sits at the core of the Quincy College mission,” Provost Gerald Koocher said in a statement. “Summer Bridge students will gain exposure to college level education, outstanding faculty, excellent academic facilities and our diverse college community.”
Students at high schools in Quincy are able to earn college credits through the existing dual enrollment program during the school year, but this is the first time they’ll be able to attend discounted summer classes. The high schoolers will be in the same classrooms as college students taking the courses.
“The Summer Bridge program is a great next step for our students to earn college credits in a real-world college setting, ” Quincy Superintendent Richard DeCristofaro said.
Students can register for five- or 10-week class schedules. The 10-week courses meet generally once a week for four to seven hours, and most of the five-week classes meet twice weekly for four hours. The classes start in May and July.
Current high school seniors will qualify for the cheaper courses if they apply before graduation.
Applications for the program are now open at quincycollege.edu/bridge.
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