Its not too late to brush up on your Spanish, learn how to conduct chemistry experiments, travel back in time to learn about the American Revolution or learn acting techniques from the pros.

Registration continues for the second summer term, which begins July 5 and ends Aug. 11, at West Virginia University.

Summer classes always offer interesting topics taught by WVU s outstanding faculty. Classes range from traditional offerings in business and math to off-campus adventure and study abroad programs.

In addition, students can earn business and advertising minors through the College of Business and Economics and the School of Journalism in two summers.

Students frequently use summer courses to balance academic year course loads, enroll in courses that are highly competitive during the fall and spring terms, and to graduate early,said Sue Day-Perroots, dean of Extended Learning.And, the increase of online offerings offers extra flexibility for WVU students who want to work and take classes.

Adults interested in continuing their professional education, renewing certification or pursuing personal interests can also take courses through Extended Learning.

The growing popularity of WVU s summer classes has resulted in record numbers this year, according to WVU Enrollment Services. Nearly 7,500 students registered for Summer Session Imore than 200 students over last yearand another 5,000 are expected to attend Summer Session II, pushing the total to about 13,000, a 1.5 percent increase over last years enrollment of 10,593.

The greatest increase is among students enrolled in both on-campus and Web courses.

Registration for summer classes continues through July 11 (a late registration fee will be added beginning July 7). Current WVU students can sign up online through the STAR information system. Guest students are encouraged to visit call 304-293-2121.