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STLCC to Offer Compressed Schedule Format in Fall

March 11, 2015

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This fall, St. Louis Community College will offer a new compressed class schedule format that will allow students to focus on fewer courses at one time.

The college will launch this pilot “7-one-7” format at its South County Education and University Center (SCEUC), which splits the semester into two seven-week terms, separated by a one-week break.

A student’s schedule would be as follows:

  • Fall Term A – two courses for seven weeks, Aug. 24-Oct. 9
  • One week off – Oct. 12-16
  • Fall Term B -- two courses for seven weeks, Oct. 19-Dec. 5

Research shows that students benefit from compressed scheduling and are more likely to be successful when provided with fewer options and less distraction. Offering such a format allows students to focus intently on two classes at a time, while ultimately attaining a full semester of credit by the end of the term.  Conducting classes in this format allows for more weekly opportunity for faculty/student engagement and learning-centered activities.

Students, themselves, report greater satisfaction with their classes when compressed into fewer weeks.

The compressed schedule also allows students to complete prerequisites in a timely fashion, thereby increasing the chance of completion.  Creating an environment that allows students to progress steadily supports those students who must complete some developmental coursework.

Fall registration both on the web and on campus begins April 8.

SCEUC is located at 4115 Meramec Bottom Road.

For more information, click here or call 314-984-7200.