Randolph’s innovative TAKE2 model is a better design for the way students learn and live—both in today’s world and tomorrow’s.
The central idea of TAKE2 is built into its name: Randolph students take two classes at a time for seven-week sessions, instead of four or more courses per semester.
We believe that by allowing students to focus on fewer classes at a time, TAKE2 improves learning and offers greater opportunities inside and outside the classroom.
By allowing students to focus on two classes at a time, rather than spreading their attention across four or more courses, TAKE2 improves learning and offers greater opportunities inside and outside the classroom.
This revolutionary approach to learning not only sets Randolph apart from other liberal arts colleges, it creates a distinctive college experience designed to better meet the needs of 21st-century students.
With TAKE2, you’ll graduate in the same amount of time as you would with a traditional model, but you’ll have more time to dig deep into your academics while exploring your passions and interests.
Typically, students under a common model schedule take four or five classes each week for an entire semester. Under TAKE2, Randolph students take two courses for seven-week sessions, with no classes on Wednesdays. This allows for a more intensive learning experience designed to better meet the needs of today’s students.
Under the TAKE2 model, students will be able to focus on just two courses each session, which provides an enhanced and more meaningful learning experience and offers greater opportunities inside and outside the classroom. Randolph’s students will sharpen their focus, maintain a better work-life balance, and thrive within our supportive, student-centered learning environment.
For decades, the typical academic model at most liberal arts institutions has consisted of students taking four or five courses each semester, while at the same time juggling extracurriculars, jobs, athletics, and other passions.
Because it’s always been that way, few people have thought to change it.
Randolph’s faculty not only questioned it, they decided to come up with a better and more creative solution—one that would allow our students to sharpen their focus with immersive learning, gain life balance with a more flexible schedule, and most importantly, thrive within a supportive, student-centered environment.