June 8, 2010 — Northwestern Health Sciences University welcomed 43 new students to the summer term in the undergraduate studies program.
The new class is not only the largest summer undergraduate enrollment, but also the largest number of new undergraduate students ever enrolled in one term. There are at least five to 10 more students enrolled in each of the 2010 summer courses.
“In the undergraduate studies program, classes can be completed in one term — summer, fall or winter — as opposed to taking a full academic year of classes,” said Christine Quam, admissions counselor at Northwestern. “This makes it convenient for the students.” The program is tailored to meet the needs of the students — allowing many of them to work part-time and even take classes at other undergraduate institutions.
Along with the accelerated classes, the undergraduate studies program features additional benefits, according to Quam. Students are able to get on-campus faster, which allows them to meet faculty and develop relationships with other students earlier on in their educational career.
Plus students can immediately participate in the clinical systems, not only to receive treatment, but to develop mentoring relationships with and ask questions of upper level students.
“It’s a way to help students integrate into the campus community sooner,” said Quam. “These students tend to feel more immersed in the culture of Northwestern once they enroll in a degree program.”
Source: Northwestern Health Sciences University, www.nwhealth.edu/nwtoday/index.html