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Applications due soon for summer learning

By Kimber Williams | Emory Report | March 18, 2014

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With application deadlines looming, now is the time to start thinking about summer learning opportunities at Emory, where students can choose from an ever-growing variety of classes and programs.

This year's summer calendar includes new listings — such as hands-on experience offered in partnership with an international film studio for undergraduates and a data science institute designed for pre-college students — as well as popular return offerings, such as Emory's Maymester.

"We've continued to expand, looking at Emory's strengths and building upon them," says Mollie Korski, associate director of summer programs for the Office of International and Summer Programs.  

"We're creating programs not only for our current students, but hopefully prospective students as well, thinking globally and internationally, and offering classes that best address emerging needs," she adds.

Opportunities include both for-credit and not-for-credit programs, Korski notes, adding that "even the non-credit courses are robust, cutting-edge and feature Emory faculty, providing students with a taste of a premier college experience."

Here's a calendar of upcoming application deadlines:

What: Summer School at ECAS

Emory and visiting students can take a range courses during two sessions, as well as an intensive, three-week Maymester (see below.)

When: Feb. 7: Registration begins in OPUS

  March 17: Summer undergraduate housing opens

  March 25: Summer School Info Stop in White Hall, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

  May 19: Last day to register for Summer School Session I

  May 19-June 27: Summer School Session I

  June 30: Last day to register for Summer School Session II

  June 30-Aug. 8: Summer School Session II

Info: ECAS Summer School webpage; atlas available online; check out Summer School Bulletin; or call 404-727-0671.

What: Maymester

Students may choose from 10 courses, offered in a three-week format immediately after graduation.

When: May 1:  Preferred registration deadline   

  May 13-30: Program in session

Info: Read about Maymester courses or visit the webpage.

What: Pre-College Program

This summer academic program also includes three specialized institutes for high school students, six-week credit or two-week non-credit courses.

When: April 1: Preferred financial aid deadline; rolling admission deadlines.

  May 19-June 27: Session 1 (commuter students only)

  June 29-Aug. 8: Session 2 (residential program available)

  June 29-Aug. 8: Emory Institute for Data Science

  June 29-July 12: Session A

  July 13-July 26: Session B

  July 27-Aug. 9: Session C

  July 13-Aug. 2: Infectious Diseases Institute, a three-week institute

  July 13-Aug. 2: College Prep Institute for International High School Students, a three-week residential program

Info: Learn more about course offerings and faculty members and check out the pre-college webpage.

What: Emory at Pinewood Studios

After completing classwork in one of two film courses, Emory and visiting undergraduates will intern at Pinewood Studios, a British-based film and television studio in Atlanta; sponsored through ECAS.

When: April 15: Preferred application deadline, evaluated on a rolling basis

  May 19-June 27: Session I, "The Making of…": Reading and Writing Production History

  June 30-Aug. 8: Session II, "Major Figures — David Fincher and Quentin Tarantino"

Info: To apply or learn more, visit http://www.pinewood.emory.edu/

What: Goizueta Business School: Summer Institute for Non-majors

For rising juniors and seniors in Emory College who seek to develop management knowledge and expand career prospects with business fundamentals. Class meets five days a week.

When: April 1: Application deadline

  May 14-June 4: Program in session

Info: For more information, visit the GBS Summer Institute webpage.

What: Academics and Culture at Emory (ACE) Program

Incoming first-year undergraduates will be prepared to adjust to academic, social and cultural life at Emory before the fall semester.

When: June 13:  Application deadline

  Aug. 3: Student check-in, orientation

  Aug. 22: Final day of program

  Aug. 27: Fall 2014 classes begin

Info: To download a brochure and read more, visit the ACE webpage.