Classes still available for GRCC’s second summer semester

More than 1,000 seats are available in classes during Grand Rapids Community College’s second summer semester, providing opportunities for students to start earning credits for a new credential or to stay on track for graduation.

The second seven-week summer semester starts on June 29, with opportunities in classes in both the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Workforce Development.

“Summer classes are ideal for incoming freshmen getting a head start on college or people restarting their education after time away,” says Tina Hoxie, GRCC associate provost. “We’re offering classes in a variety of formats that make it easier for people to schedule around summer jobs and other activities.”

Summer enrollment at GRCC has increased about 9% from 2020, and nearly 4% from 2019’s pre-pandemic level.

Enrolling at GRCC

Potential students can start the enrollment process at and can contact the Enrollment Center by phone at 616-234-3300 and by email at and be connected to their personal enrollment specialist.

Classes are available in a variety of programs, including computer information systems, business administration, math, biology, and psychology.

GRCC continues to waive online course fees for classes this summer. Fees for parking in the Bostwick, Lyon, and Senden ramps also will be waived through Aug. 16.

Summer classes are popular with students who attend four-year colleges and universities because they can transfer credits from GRCC’s more affordable courses back to their home schools. Additional information is at
Eligible students attending other colleges are able to use Grand Rapids Promise Zone scholarships to attend GRCC as guest students. Additional information is at

Financial assistance

The window is also closing for students who hope to take advantage of the state’s Futures for Frontliners program. Michiganders accepted by the state for the program must start classes this summer or during the Fall 2021 semester to use the benefit.
More than 5,800 students were accepted by the state to attend GRCC through the front-liners program, aimed at helping people who worked during the state’s COVID shutdown.

More than 1,000 front-liners are enrolled in GRCC summer classes. The state application period for the scholarship has closed. Additional information is available at

Classes also are available for students using the state’s Michigan Reconnect scholarships.



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