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Paris Junior College Offers 3-Week Classes Starting May 16 and a Free Summer I or II Class

Paris Junior College’s May Mini-Term starts May 16 and offers a full course credit students can complete in three weeks. Graduating high school seniors also may take one free Summer I or II class, an opportunity that shouldn’t be passed up, according to Sheila Reece, Paris Junior College Vice President of Access and Success.

The mini-term classes begin May 16 and end on June 3. These online classes offer students the ability to quickly complete a basic core.

Five-week Summer I or Summer II classes begin June 1 or July 12 PJC offers a scholarship for one free class for graduating high school students in the Paris Junior College service area. That includes Delta, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar, Red River and part of Fannin (Fannindel and Honey Grove) counties.

“Graduating seniors need to fill out the online application and enter ‘summer scholarship,’” said Reece. “If they plan to continue in the fall at PJC, they should enter ‘summer and fall scholarship’ and we will use the same application for the free summer class and the fall semester.”

Reece said many of the classes offered in Summer I or Summer II are from the Texas State Core Curriculum and transfer to Texas public universities. The process only takes about ten minutes; the online application at

Once students are registered, more financial aid may be available. Qualifying students may also check out laptops to assist with online classes. Those planning to attend another school in the fall may still take advantage of the free class offer. For more questions about the free tuition for a Summer I or II class, contact Reece at [email protected] or Registrar Amie Cato at [email protected].

Paris Junior College — located in Paris, Texas, about 100 miles northeast of Dallas — has been a part of the Lamar County community since 1924.

Paris Junior College offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as Certificates of Proficiency in technical/workforce fields. The college has expanded its academic curriculum through the years to encourage associate degree and university transfer candidates. Since establishing its first vocational program — jewelry and watchmaking in 1942 — the college has been aggressive in adding technical/workforce programs that will benefit students entering the workforce.

The campus of 54 tree-shaded acres includes 20 major buildings and residence halls and provides students a unique and pleasant environment for learning.

Paris Junior College also operates centers in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and in Greenville, Texas.


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Paris Junior College is a comprehensive community college serving the region’s educational and training needs while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of our diverse community.

Author: Matt Janson

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