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UVI's Summer Session II Begins on June 21

Anyone who is interested in earning college credits in condensed sessions has the opportunity to take classes at the University of the Virgin Islands during UVI's Summer Sessions 2012. Summer Session II will be held from June 21 to July 27. On-line registration for Summer Session II is on-going until June 18. On-site registration will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19-20 on each campus.

UVI Business Professor and Summer Sessions Coordinator Dr. Tonjia Coverdale encouraged everyone to see what UVI Summer Sessions have to offer. Dr. Coverdale said courses may be beneficial for people who want to enhance their education, re-tool their skills for a career change, or start a degree program.

"You don't have to be enrolled or matriculated at UVI to take courses," Dr. Coverdale said.

UVI Vice Provost for Access and Enrollment Management Dr. Judith Edwin said that Summer Sessions also provide a good opportunity for matriculated students to stay in sequence with courses for their respective degree programs.

In addition to traditional classes, Summer Session II offers 10 on-line classes. The on-line offerings range from courses in history, business, English, criminal justice and political science. UVI offers two summer sessions. Summer Session I ends on June 18.

To see a list of Summer Session II courses visit the Registrar's page on the UVI website www.uvi.edu or follow these direct links: St. Thomas Campus Summer Session Schedule or St. Croix Campus Summer Session Schedule. For more information call (340) 693-1160.

UVI also offers a host of summer programs for UVI students, grade school students and the general public. The programs range from academic enrichment, to bridge programs, to hands-on activities. This year's offerings include:
• Upward Bound Summer Program (June 17-July27) - This residential program provides fundamental support to high school students in their preparation for college entrance. (St. Thomas and St. Croix) For more information on St. Thomas call (340) 693-1133 or send e-mail to rrohan@uvi.edu and on St. Croix at (340) 692-4182 or malbany@uvi.edu.
• Coral Reef Discovery Week (June 25-29) - This program is for students ages 15-19 who are interested in coastal, marine and environmental science, natural resource management and conservation. (St. Thomas) For more information call (340) 693-1392 or send e-mail to csettar@uvi.edu.
• 4-H Summer Academy (June 25-Aug. 3) - This program is for children between the ages of 5 to 14 years of age. It is focused on the three mission mandates of the 4-H program: science, engineering and technology, healthy living and citizenship. (St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix) For more information call (340) 692-4096 or send e-mail to lsander@uvi.edu.
• Summer School Credit Recovery Program (ongoing) - This on-line program features courses in high school mathematics, science and language arts for students who would like to complete their high school diploma. (St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix) For more information call (340) 693-1100 or send e-mail to cell@uvi.edu.