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Gen Next Summer Courses

Getting ahead is a breeze this summer

You can make this your most productive summer yet. Take 2 or 4 Generation Next courses during Summer I or II at York College, and you'll receive a scholarship to cover 50% of course costs. It's that easy. But it's not just about saving tuition dollars (although that helps!). By taking courses this summer that count toward your general education credit requirement, you can:

  • Graduate sooner: Think of how far along you'll be in the fall with Gen Next classes taken care of over the summer, and under a condensed schedule.
  • Improve your GPA: Consider retaking a course and aim for that GPA-boosting grade you need, all without slowing you down during the upcoming school year.
  • Finish your requirements faster: With less time devoted to Gen Next during the school year, you'll have more credits available to pursue a minor or other academic goals.

Take a look at the course offerings. Talk with your academic advisor. Then apply for the Gen Next scholarship. Once accepted, you'll be able to register for summer courses at half the cost!

Note: A minimum of 2 courses must be taken. The courses are offered during Summer I (May 17-June 23) and Summer II (July 6-August 10) sessions. Limit two 3 or 4 credit courses per summer term, plus 1 Phys. Ed. credit.

Students who register for 12-18 credits in the summer and are eligible for Full-time financial aid are unable to use the Gen Next Summer scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is only available to YCP students that had schedules in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021.

Gen Next

More information about Gen Next Summer Courses

  • Course offerings

    The following list is also available on our form to apply for the Gen Next Summer Scholarship. Please see your advisor to ensure you are taking the right classes to keep you on track for graduation and register for classes as usual.

    Summer I Online (May 17 - June 23) 





    ART 101.101 Staff  3 Art and Visual Culture 
    BIO 204.901 Nolan/Young 3 Exploring Biology
    BIO 216.901
    Higa 3 Unseen Life
    FCO 103.901 Staff  1 Rhetorical Communication Studio
    FCO 105.901 Staff  3 Rhetorical Communication
    FCO 210.901 Staff  3 Communication in Professional Cultures
    G 100.101 White 3 World Regional Geography 
    G 261.101
    Pomeroy 3 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
    LIT 379.901 Vause 3 Environmental Literature
    MUS 299.101 Osowski 3 Music and Culture Since 1900
    PAW 234.901
    Lankford 3 Wellness, Fitness & Lifestyle Management
    PHL 221.101  Staff  Introduction to Philosophy 
    PSY 100.901 Deffler 3 General Psychology
    PSY 221.901
    Hess 3 Child and Adolescent Development
    PSY 227.901 Engler 3 Childhood Exceptionalities
    PSY 230.901
    Strassle 3 Abnormal Psychology
    SOC 100.901 Maitoza 3 Introduction to Sociology 
    SOC 210.901
    Steck 3 Drug/Alcohol Addiction 
    SOC 225.101 Rich 3 The Family

    Summer II Online (July 6 - August 10) 





    ART 246.101 Moog Bowlsbey 3 Digital Photography
    BIO 204.902 Nolan/Young  3 Exploring Biology
    BIO 216.902 Hodgson 3 Unseen Life
    CRW 272.901 Kurowski 3 Intro to Creative Writing
    ECO 201.101 Slaysman 3 Principles of Economics (Micro)
    ECO 315.101 Slaysman 3 Environmental & Natural Resources
    ENT 350.101
    Patnode 3 Innovation and Creativity 
    FCO 215.901 Staff 3 Technical and Scientific Communication
    G 151.901 Pomeroy 3 Introduction to Physical Geography
    G 461.101 Pomeroy 3 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
    HIS 112.101 Brooks 3 American Civilization II
    HSV 250.901 Maitoza 3 Lifecourse Development for the Human Services
    MUS 186.901 Loy 3 Listening to Music
    MUS 288.101 Young 3 History Rock/Roll
    PHL 222.901 Stoutenburg  3 Critical Thinking
    PSC 152.101 Staff 3 Concepts in Physics in Everyday Life
    PSY 215.901
    Druen 3 Sustainability and Psychology
    PSY 230.902 Strassle 3 Abnormal Psychology
    REC 230.901 Saville 3 Connecting Leisure, Health and Wellness
    SOC 225.901 Maitoza 3 The Family
    SOC 302.901 Steck 3 Sociology of Health and Illness
    SPM 230.901
    Mowrer 3 Social Media
    WRT 290.901 Peck 3 Teaching and Tutoring Writing I


  • Q: What kind of student should take advantage of Gen Next summer courses?

    Most YCP students are eligible for these courses, but this would be most ideal for those students that are either retaking a failed Gen Next course or those who are interested in getting some Gen Next requirements in Summer I and II so they can focus on their major courses in the Fall and Spring semesters.

    Students who register for 12-18 credits in the summer and are eligible for Full-time financial aid are unable to use the Gen Next Summer scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is only available to YCP students that had schedules in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021.

  • Q: Do these count the same as classes during the fall or spring?

    Yes, these courses are worth exactly the same credits if they are taken in the Summer as if they were taken in the Fall or Spring (except they are significantly less expensive).

  • Q: I only want to take one summer class. Can I still get the scholarship?

    Unfortunately, no. This scholarship is designed for students to either improve his or her past GPA or leap forward in Gen Next requirements.

    Think about this: If you take one course, then you are able to take the second course for free. Why not take advantage of this scholarship and complete two courses instead of just one?

  • Q: Can I live on campus while taking summer courses?

    On-campus housing is not available during the 2021 summer term.  For more information, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 717.815.1281 or residencelife@ycp.edu.  

  • Q: I'm not sure if this is right for me. Who can help me decide?

    Your best bet is to discuss your summer plans with your academic advisor. They will look at the big picture, such as how this fits into your overall graduation goals (when you want to graduate, what degree you're seeking, etc.) as well as ensuring you're taking the right Gen Next courses so that you truly are getting ahead.

Contact Us
Academic Advising
Campbell Hall, Room 200
Phone: 717.815.1531

Kia Kuresman, M.Ed.
Director of Academic Advising
Campbell Hall, Room 200

Stacia Lentz, MA
Associate Director of Academic Advising
Campbell Hall, Room 200

Semester Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summer Hours (May-August)
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.