If you think that summer classes are only for delinquent students, well, you’re wrong. Nowadays, More college students are beginning to prefer taking summer classes over time at the beach. Find out more on taking summer classes in this episode.
Summer Classes for College Students
Most people see summer classes as the term for delinquent students to retake courses they have failed during the previous terms, however this is not always the case. In fact, thinking that summer classes are only for delinquent students is an OLD belief. Nowadays, more college students are beginning to prefer taking summer classes over time at the beach, which is actually a great thing.
Why should you take summer classes?
There are many reasons why a college student takes summer classes. Here are some of the reasons:
- Summer classes allow students to take advance credit or extra credit.
- Summer classes allow students to make the most out of their vacations by being productive.
- Taking summer classes allows students to have lighter academic load in the succeeding terms.
- It allows students to earn their degrees earlier (or on time).
- It is a great opportunity for students to catch up with school, especially those who change majors or are taking double majors.
Why should you not take summer classes?
There are many reasons why a college student chooses not to summer classes. Here are some of the reasons:
- While the summer term is shorter than the regular semesters, meetings for each day are usually longer and are more often.
- The summer term can be very hectic for some.
- Some professors are quite demanding in terms of giving course requirements.
- Information overload.
- There is always a tendency for students to feel ‘burnout’.
- Less time (to no time at all) for summer escapades.
Blog Post: Should You Take Summer Classes?
Things to Consider
- Money for Tuition Fees / Miscellaneous Fees
- Time (for attending classes, working on requirements, etc)
- Course Offerings and Availability
- Other Personal Engagements (Work, OJT, Internship, etc)
- Advice of your Academic Adviser
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