Summer School and Working Students

How Alamo Colleges District supports working students in compressed summer courses.

Twenty years ago, the summer months on college campuses were a bit sleepy. But with the rise of online learning, summer term has become a peak time for delivering online courses.

Alamo Colleges District in San Antonio is a prime example. It offers more than 1,300 online courses during the summer, each of which is condensed into eight, five, or three-week periods. Because the timeline is compressed, students must dedicate significant time to courses each week. This is challenging because a large percentage of the district’s students are “non-traditional.”

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