COLUMBUS, Ohio, APRIL 2, 2020 — In an effort to continue to prioritize the health and well-being of students, faculty and staff, Capital University is transitioning its summer courses for all undergraduate and most graduate programs to remote learning.

“Recognizing the uncertainty we’re facing from COVID-19, and given that our first courses begin May 4, it was important to make the decision now to have our summer courses available via remote learning,” said Jody Fournier, provost.  “Capital University is fully committed to our students’ learning and success and ensuring that learning will continue safely.”

The University will offer a wide variety of high-quality summer academic programs for all college students – whether they are from Capital or another university. Courses can be taken to advance a student’s academic coursework or to enable them to catch up in a specific program, all while earning transferrable credits.

“We understand that students may not know yet what the summer will hold, but we want to offer them an opportunity to make the most of that time through remote learning,” Fournier said. “Our summer classes are designed to increase academic opportunities for any student who wants to catch up, keep up, or move ahead.”

Remote learning, including labs, also has been extended to the University’s unique Summer Institute for Science and Mathematics, in which students can complete a year’s worth of undergraduate credits in just eight weeks in classes such as chemistry, biology, physics and calculus. Faculty have worked to make virtual learning more engaging for these subjects through innovative lab strategies like remote instrument control and virtual lab simulation technology. Peer teaching assistants will be available virtually for each course, offering free tutoring and support alongside classroom instructors.

Graduate courses in business, education, law, music and nursing also have moved to online delivery for summer 2020. Information regarding summer programs at Trinity Lutheran Seminary will be announced soon.

Summer registration is open now at a discounted rate of $494 per credit hour for all undergraduate classes. Graduate program costs vary by program.  Because of the uncertainty caused by coronavirus, students can cancel for a full refund any time through the start of classes.

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About Capital University

Located in the Columbus, Ohio, community of Bexley, Capital University is a comprehensive, private university centered in contemporary Lutheran values offering undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs in the liberal arts, sciences and professions. Since its founding in 1830 and charter as a university in 1850, Capital has been an agent in shaping engaged citizens and purposeful leaders who improve their industries, communities and society.