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Late-starting winter semester classes offer opportunities to start on a degree, stay on track for graduation

Feb. 12, 2021, GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – There is still time for students to enroll in late-starting winter semester classes at Grand Rapids Community College, offering opportunities to get started on work toward a degree or to stay on track for graduation.

There are openings available in classes covering a variety of subjects, including math, English, wellness, geology and child development.

Many of the classes are offered in online, virtual real time and hybrid formats and start on March 8.

Seven-week classes cover the same amount of content and quality of teaching in about half the time, potentially meeting more often or for longer periods of time.

Research has shown students in seven-week classes have higher success and completion rates, and provide flexibility for students looking to schedule around home and work responsibilities.

“Late-starting classes are excellent, affordable opportunities for students of all ages who are looking to start momentum toward a degree,” said Tina Hoxie, GRCC associate provost and dean of Student Affairs. “Even taking one or two classes at a time keeps you moving forward, making progress.”

Students with questions about late-starting classes can contact the GRCC Enrollment Center at (616) 234-3300 or by email at enroll@grcc. Financial aid specialists can assist with questions about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as FAFSA, at (616) 234-4030 and through email at

Grand Rapids Community College offers learners of all ages opportunities to gain credits for degrees or transfer and in-demand career skills leading to rewarding careers. GRCC was established in 1914 – Michigan’s first community college -- and offers affordable classes on weekdays, evenings, Saturdays and online at locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties.

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