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High enrollment brings winter intersession back for the next school year

Hornets passed more than 78% of their winter classes, prompting a return of the five week semester courses in 2024.
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After seeing an impressive success rate, Fullerton College has decided to bring back winter session again following the conclusion of the Fall 2024 semester.

Thanks to a high passing percentage from students that were enrolled in this past winter intersession, the extra semester is set to come back later this year. The intention is to keep offering students a faster way to earn their desired degree or transfer opportunity.

Winter intersession offered students the opportunity to take a high variety semester course in five weeks, from Dec. 18 to Jan. 24, with a week of break during the holidays in between. According to the Fullerton College Communications office, there were 3,182 spots taken in all classes during this time.

Students who took these classes paid up to $46 per course and received the same amount of credit as if they paid the full amount during a spring or fall semester.

Also, during winter intersession, students were not required to pay both the $5 transportation fee and the $26 healthcare fee.

The Fullerton College Website states that this is a very convenient way to gain credits towards a degree. It suggested that students can be enjoying their holidays, while doing their schoolwork in the commodity of their home.

However, due to the compacted duration of the winter intersession, many students were expected to complete over a week’s worth of work, normally assigned during a traditional semester, each day of the term.

Regardless of this task, more than 3/4 of enrolled spots in all classes passed. “The success rate, percent who earned a passing grade, was 78.7%,” said Interim communications director Pepe Barton.

Winter intersession units count towards the units earned during a spring semester, which means that it affected the 19 unit cap most students have each semester at Fullerton College. This means if a student took a winter intersession, that student had less room for classes during the spring.

Although it has been made official that there will be another round of winter intersession next school year, the exact dates and any new adjustments will be announced by the college at a later date and time.

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Pedro Saravia
Pedro Saravia, News Editor
Pedro Saravia is the News Desk Editor for The Hornet Newspaper. He previously wrote for Inside Fullerton magazine. Pedro is a five-time award winning journalist. He received Meritorious recognition from JACC and second place for Sports Investigative Story from CMA for his work investigating Title IX issues at Fullerton College. Pedro has also won second place in Profile, second place in Photo Illustration and an honorable mention in Audio Podcast from JACC. Pedro enjoys going to the gym, playing and watching soccer, and hanging with his brother. He aspires to be a politics and sports reporter.

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