Summer school loses its bad high school reputation in college
With time and money tight, some UDM students are choosing summer classes over time at the beach.
Summer school used to be the place you were incarcerated after flunking math, with the word "remedial" branded to you forehead on the first day.
But those days are long gone.
Jeffrey Rogers, a sophomore majoring in electrical engineering, hopes to work toward a master's degree at John Hopkins University after graduating from UDM. This summer, he plans on taking courses.
"Not only does the summer session feel less stressful," he said, "I can get ahead of everyone else and graduate sooner."
While walking toward the Titan Dining Room, he added, "I want to get ahead in school. The school year is really rough, and summer school is relaxing. You have a lot of homework but you can go outside to do it."
Kathleen Platier, a junior, is on a mission to complete her studies in history and English.
"I just want to graduate and start my career as soon as possible," she said. "I have it all mapped out."
UDM offers a variety of courses in summer. Some last just a week. Others stretch through most of the summer.
Undergraduates sometimes take courses at community colleges and transfer the credits to UDM.
Leann Douglass said her mom is pressuring her to take summer courses.
"I never really wanted to go to summer school," she said. "Going to summer school in high school was for those who pretty much played around all school year... That was so dumb to me. So, yes, some students here had to explain that summer school is actually 'cool' now."
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