See what our students are saying about Summer Term.
Senior Majoring in Social Work
"I took summer classes because I needed two electives, and both were offered in the summer and were in my field of study. My adviser, Jeremy Speer, knew I was a single working parent and he saw I still needed two classes in order to graduate on time. He suggested that I take two online classes over the summer so that I could stay on track to graduation."
Clarksburg, West Virginia
Senior double majoring in Musical Theatre and Strategic Communications with an Emphasis in Public Relations
"I completed History of Western Theatre and Survey of Economics. The theatre course benefited my BFA Musical Theatre degree, while my economics class counted toward my degree in Strategic Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. Both these courses were online courses, which allowed me to complete the course work in a timeframe that worked around my schedule."
Master’s Degree in Business Administration
"Last summer I took courses relating to economics, accounting, leadership, and management. These courses are necessary for students to take prior to engaging in their experiential learning projects during the fall and spring semesters. Because the MBA program consists of students from all different backgrounds, these summer courses give everyone in the program the foundational knowledge they need to succeed throughout the rest of their degree."
Senior majoring in Human Resource Management, Minor in Communications
"I took several Communication classes—COMM 303, 305, 306, 308 and 309—and I really enjoyed the professors that I had. Although they were online classes, the professors made it feel like we were in class with the discussion board posts where I was able to communicate and get to know my classmates."
Weirton, West Virginia
Senior majoring in Chemical Engineering, Minors in Biomedical Engineering, Strategic Social Media, and Business Administration
"Many students forget to think about the summer term because they don’t want to spend all summer working on school work. By taking one or two classes, especially online, you can really help yourself get ahead in your degree or program. It will make your fall or spring course load easier while giving you flexibility over personal time."
Morgantown, West Virginia
Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications
"Since I was working full-time, I wanted to obtain my degree while maintaining a good work/life balance. I was able to do this by taking classes in the summer."
Senior majoring in Multidisciplinary Studies
"Summer course work is a great way to stay ahead throughout your time at college. Summer classes are generally fast-paced, but occur in a more laid-back environment. I would recommend summer courses to anyone who wants to stay proactive with their studies."
Harrisville, West Virginia
Bachelor of Arts Junior
"Taking summer classes also helped with my major requirements. I recommend taking a summer class or two, or however many you are capable of doing. It's a quick and easy way to lessen your stress for classes the following term."
Morgantown, West Virginia
Sophomore majoring in Global Supply Chain Management, with minors in Spanish and Political Science
"I am beyond thankful for this opportunity and kicking off my summer in China was a blast. If you do anything next summer, please take a summer class. Travel abroad and make some of your greatest friends! It is totally worth it."
Beckley, West Virginia
Sophomore majoring in Exercise Physiology (Health Professions Emphasis) & minoring in Medical Humanities and Health Studies
"I decided to take English 102 online through WVU Tech and I enjoyed how laid back the class was compared to full semester courses, but also how quickly it went by. We had a lot of freedom to choose our own topics to write about, making it way more hands-on, thought-provoking and fun."
Speech Pathology & Audiology Junior, WVU Cross Country Team
"Taking summer classes was a great option to ease my workload for next semester and enable adequate time for my running training. It also allows me to really focus on my next semester's classes and give maximum effort as I won't have too many things to do at once."
Inwood, West Virginia
Criminology & Psychology, rising Junior
"I took Psychology 251 (Introduction to Social Psychology) in the first session and I’m taking History 203 (Introduction to Medieval Europe) in the second section. I really like how compact the course are and how much information you’re able to learn in such a short time."
Mocksville, North Carolina
"I needed to catch up with my classes in order to graduate on time because I switched my major during the fall semester of my sophomore year. My advisor suggested I consider taking a summer course to help lessen my course load for the upcoming fall and spring semesters. I took Marketing 325 (Marketing Analytics) and it has helped me catch up. Summer is a great time to take on that class that is hard for you, so you can really focus on learning the information and passing the class."
Public Health, Junior
"I took Math 121 as a required GEF. I liked how I had the ability to focus on one subject for 6 weeks, which helped me maintain a better grade in the class. It also helped me keep from cramming all my GEF classes into my final semesters and rushing to get all my credits in. My advice to other students is not stress yourself out. Take one class, feel it out, and see if it works for you."
Follansbee, West Virginia
Entrepreneurship and Finance, Junior
"I took Business Core 320 (Legal Environment of Business) and 360 (Supply Chain Management), which were fast-paced, but still very informational. I am now ahead in credits! Don't be afraid to take summer classes because you think you won't have enough time. I had two jobs, one of which required me to travel, and I was still able to complete two classes very successfully."
Doctorate in Higher Education Administration, third and final year and Director of Alumni Engagement, WVU Alumni Association
"Taking classes during the Summer Term allowed me to reach my research and dissertation phase early while also allowing me to lighten my course load during busier semesters, which is especially important for me as a full-time employee and full-time student."
Senior Strategic Communications in Advertising with a double minor in Communication Studies and Event Planning
"My advisor suggested that I take summer courses so that I could catch up on prerequisites. I have now taken 5 classes during WVU summer. I passed them all and learned a lot more than I would have if I had taken them during the Fall semester. Taking them during the summer allowed me to better focus on the content of the course. If you take summer courses, be sure to stay on top of your coursework!"
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Senior majoring in English
"After talking to my advisor, I took summer courses to catch up and potentially graduate early. I have taken some of my GEFs and minor courses. I really enjoyed the more discussion-based classes, such as my political science courses. I was able to catch up, since I switched my major after the first semester of my freshman year."