Online registration for Wheaton’s 2014 Summer Session opened this morning at 8:30 a.m. Although the Summer Session began last year, it only offered three courses, one of which was taught online. This summer, Wheaton will offer 27.
The courses offered are from an impressive variety of different departments in 16 different fields. They include several that are needed for requirements but difficult to get into, like Introductory Statistics and Logic.
In addition, several experimental courses will be offered that are not offered during the regular school year. One is Natural History of New England Forests, taught by Professor Deborah Cato.
In the course, students will learn to identify the flora and fauna in the forests around Wheaton. The course will also include a field trip to the Fisher Museum at the Harvard Forest.
Tuition for the summer program will be $2,125, with an additional fee of $300 for a lab course and $200 for an online course. There is also a registration fee of $25.
Wheaton will refund 90 percent of tuition for a student who withdraws from a course during the first two calendar days of the term, and 50 percent for the third and fourth days. After the fourth day, Wheaton will not offer refunds.