Summer, is there anything better! There are beach days, bronzed bodies, longer days and of course Summer school. Though most of you probably wouldn't categorise Summer School as a must do Summer activity I’m here to tell you it may just be exactly what you need to get yourself ready for your next educational journey.
If you’re anything like me, you won’t be able to relax until you have a plan in place and are working toward a goal for the new year and Summer classes are a great way to earn credits toward your degree in a relatively short period of time.
Check out the pros to setting yourself up for success with Summer School.
The classes are shorter than your regular Uni gig
Depending on your school Summer schedule you can complete a semesters worth of work in anywhere from 3 – 8 weeks. A usual semester lasts for around 16 – 18 weeks and instead of spreading yourself across 4 or more classes at Summer School you will only have to take 1 – 2 classes at a time, so it’s practically still a vacation right? In saying that the classes will be more intense and you will need to keep up, but it’s a great way to smash out the subjects and get yourself ahead of the game with your first semester starts at Uni.
It’s an awesome way to complete gen eds or catch up on any failed or deferred subjects
If you have been putting off a class that you need to graduate, then taking it during your Summer break could be a great option for you! I’m assuming if you have failed it or you have been putting it off that it isn’t your favourite subject so knowing that you won’t be stuck in that class for a full semester is a great tool for motivation, plus you might even graduate earlier if you get good grades.
You’re going to save money
Firstly, you’ll be busy at school and studying instead of blowing money on the weekends and by taking a course at a community college you will save money on your student loan. Community courses offer similar if not the same courses at a fraction of the cost. Winning!
Your class sizes will be smaller which means you can get the attention you need
If you are having trouble understanding something or picking it up, then Summer classes are the perfect way to get that 1:1 time with the teacher. Class sizes will range anywhere from 20 – 50 people at most rather than getting lost in a sea of faces in a large lecture class you will have a better chance of connecting more with your professor and classmates in a smaller Summer class.
Only you know what is best for you and what you need to get yourself ready and prepared for your next level of schooling, be careful not to burn out before you even start uni, you will be no good to anyone (especially yourself) if you take too much on to soon. So be sure to way up your options before committing to Summer school and make sure it works for you.