EUREKA –  Now that spring classes are over and the college is planning for a fall return to in-person instruction, Eureka College is looking to ease the transition to college for its incoming freshmen.

Eureka College is offering incoming freshmen an opportunity to jumpstart their Uniquely Eureka experience with a free online course this summer. The “jumpstart” offer features a variety of online classes where students can earn up to three credit hours toward their degree completion for free.

Once incoming students deposit, they can reserve housing and prepare to enroll for classes, including a jumpstart class online. Students enrolling in a course will have access to the full array of support services offered by the College.

“We at Eureka College know that the pandemic has created challenges for many people, including a socially distanced senior year of high school,” EC Provost Dr. Ann Fulop said. “We want to make attending Eureka College just a bit simpler. Students can meet classmates and make friends virtually in class, and then meet them in-person on campus in August while getting a jumpstart on their degree.”

There will be two summer sessions of classes that will cover six courses. 

The first session is an eight-week course option that will take place from June 8-July 31. The available classes are MAT095 Elementary and Intermediate Algebra, ENG095 Developmental Writing and ENG103 Academic Writing and Research.

The second session is a four-week course option that will take place from July 6-July 31. The available courses are ART101W Art Appreciation, ART245 Digital Photography Fundamentals and PSY203 Social Psychology.

The jumpstart offer is contingent upon attending EC this fall. Failure to enroll at Eureka College may result in a financial penalty.

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Located in Eureka, Illinois, and chartered in 1855, Eureka College cultivates excellence in learning, service and leadership while providing students uniquely personalized and custom educational opportunities.