Summer Session Offers Last Chance for Some

OGDEN, Utah – The 2004 summer session at Weber State University represents the last chance for some students to earn their bachelor's degree using graduation requirements established under the old quarter system.

In 1998, when WSU converted to the semester system, students who began degree programs under the quarter system were given six years to complete their course work and earn their diploma. After the six-year grace period ends in August, students who did not complete their course requirements would face additional graduation requirements established in connection with the switch to the semester system.

With registration for summer session underway, university officials want to make sure students know summer session is the final academic opportunity to earn a degree under the quarter-system requirements for graduation.

"We're telling students who first enrolled at Weber State up through 1997-98 that if they are within 12 credit hours of earning their degree, get it done now," said Dee Esplin, associate registrar. "Otherwise those students will face a new set of general education requirements which will mean more hours and more costs to complete their degree."

Esplin said it is hard to estimate how many students might be affected by the end of the grace period, but encouraged students who began their studies under the quarter system to contact the academic advisement center at 801-626-6752 or check with an advisor in their degree program.

Students who enrolled at WSU after 1998 are not affected by the deadline because their degree programs reflect the new requirements.

Dee Esplin, associate registrar
801-626-7778 ·

John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
801-626-7212 ·