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Prairie State College offers flexible options including Saturday classes and more this fall

Prairie State College offers flexible options including Saturday classes and more this fall [07/26/18]

Prairie State College (PSC) is providing more flexibility this fall with convenient start dates for credit classes, with courses offered during the day, evening, online and now on Saturdays. Students can choose from 16-, 14-, 12- and eight-week credit course options.


The 16-week and first eight-week courses begin Aug. 20. Classes for the 14-week session begin Sept. 4. The 12-week courses begin Sept. 14, and the second eight-week session begins Oct. 15. All classes offer the same course material and credit hours. For shorter weeks, class session times are extended. Saturday options include courses in liberal arts, social sciences, mathematics, biology and career and technical education.

To register for credit courses, new students must complete an enrollment application in person at the college or online at prairiestate.edu/start. During the summer, Enrollment Services is open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the college is closed on Fridays. On Monday, Aug. 14, Enrollment Services will resume regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Current students can register for credit courses in person or online through WebAdvior.

Individuals looking to advance their skills, start a career in less than a year, or pursue a personal interest also can select from a variety of non-credit classes scheduled throughout the semester. Non-credit course options include adult education, continuing education, career training, life enrichment and more, with start dates throughout the semester.

Students wanting to take non-credit courses can register online or in person. To register online via Instant Enrollment, go to prairiestate.edu, select Apply, Register, Pay, and then choose How to Enroll. Another option is to complete the registration form available online or in the back of the course schedule. Students also can register for non-credit courses in person at the Matteson Area Center (MAC), located at 4821 Southwick Drive in Matteson, or in the Enrollment Services Office on the PSC main campus. During the summer, the MAC is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and is closed on Fridays. On Monday, Aug. 14, the MAC will resume regular business hours of Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The payment deadline for fall credit courses is Tuesday, July 17. Students are required to pay in full or have a payment plan in place on or before the deadline. Financial aid and scholarships are available to eligible applicants. The PSC Foundation also offers scholarships for tuition, books, and fees to those who qualify. For more information, visit prairiestate.edu/foundation.

For a complete list of fall classes, visit prairiestate.edu/courseschedule or pick up a copy on the PSC main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.