‘SECOND START’ SEMESTER AT
UH ACCOMMODATES DISPLACED STUDENTS
Deadline to Be Admitted for New Set of Compressed
Courses is Sept. 14
HOUSTON, Sept. 8, 2005 – In order to allow existing courses
to proceed and to give a fair opportunity to hurricane-affected
students, the University of Houston is closing enrollment into existing
classes as of Thursday, Sept. 8, at 4 p.m., but offering an extension
for a special set of courses.
“By next week, 20 percent of the semester will have been
completed, making it extremely difficult for new students to catch
up to the rest of the class,” said Donald Foss, UH senior
vice president and provost. “However, we do understand the
need for these displaced college students to have the chance to
work on their degrees during the fall semester. So we have developed
a shortened semester program featuring the highest demand courses.”
The university will open this new set of courses through a “Second
Start” semester that will begin Sept. 20 for those students
unable to enroll in existing classes. This compressed semester will
last 10 weeks with classes offered in the evenings, weekends and
through online and taped courses. The coursework will focus on undergraduate
core courses and high-demand upper division classes.
Students interested in enrolling in the Second Start semester must
have their application filed by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14.
For information about enrolling in existing classes on Thursday,
or about the new Second Start semester, contact the university at
713-743-2255. For information about Secord Start classes visit http://www.uh.edu/news/katrina/.
The course schedule is available at http://www.uh.edu/news/
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in the country, stands at the forefront of education, research and
service with more than 35,000 students.
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