Becker students look forward to all of the things that come with being home for the holidays (ski trips, Netflix marathons, quality time with family), but when it comes to their education, they don't waste any valuable time. Here are the reasons they think intersession is so worthwhile, and why you might want to consider adding a course to next year's winter break plans.
Intersession at Becker allows you to...
Earn up to three credits in just three weeks. This year, intersession runs from December 17, 2015 through January 8, 2016. An added bonus: intersession is spaced evenly over break, so you won't have to worry about spending your holidays working on assignments (as long as you manage your time well!).
Fulfill core requirements, electives, or upper-level courses. Whether you're trying for a higher grade, are interested in a specific area, or want to make room in your future schedule, earning up to three credits over winter break can help you stay on track or get ahead for graduation. (Plus, you can choose from interesting courses in nutrition, technology & society, abnormal psychology, and more.)
Complete courses online. This means you can do your work at the local library, at your desk, or on your couch! But don't be fooled by the independent nature of the courses—you're not alone. Our online classes are very interactive, and our professors are always available to answer questions.
Apply a portion of financial aid toward costs. For students who receive financial aid, a portion of your spring aid award may be used toward covering the cost of intersession courses. (Talk more about this with your financial aid counselor when it's time.)