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6 Reasons to Take Summer School

Summer is literally around the corner. Three and a half weeks from now, you'll be on a beach somewhere with your besties, Corona in hand, and the last thing on your mind will be school, studying, classes, homework... aahhh.

While you certainly deserve a vacation after making it through the year, it might be wise to delay gratification a little while longer. Even if you have a busy summer work or travel schedule, and whether you're trying to get ahead in your major or explore your extracurricular interests, Summer School is an option worth looking into. Here's why. 

1. Save money. 

Summer classes are paid for on a per-credit-hour-basis which actually figures to LESS than the amount for the same course during the fall or spring semester. You know what that means: you can save money to put towards a well-earned summer vacation by completing a Summer School session. Undergraduate fees are $252 per credit. Click here for additional fee and deadline information. 

2. Take classes that you wouldn't otherwise have time for. 

Did you know that there are over 600 courses offered during the summer? Take advantage of this opportunity to take classes outside of your degree when you have more time on your hands and don't have to deal with the stress of the busy academic year. 

3. Or, advance towards your degree.

Got a graduation date in mind? Summer classes can help you stay on track or even get ahead to earn your degree. Check out the complete list of course offerings here.
4. And, advance quickly.

Get the same credits in less time with either a 3, 5, 8, or 10-week program. Summer School schedules are intensive, but also extremely flexible-- there is definitely an option out there for you, no matter how much you're working or traveling in the upcoming summer months. 

5. Adapt your class schedule to fit into your summer plans. 

There is literally a summer class option for everyone and every schedule. Boise State offers over 50 classes in the evening (after 5 pm), weekend classes, and many online class options as well through Boise State's eCAMPUS.

6. Explore your extracurricular interests.

Think that summer class just means a longer school year? Think again! Boise State offers dozens of fascinating intensive workshops that you can take just for fun, such as Introduction to Basque Culture, Food, Film and Culture, and Listening and Spirituality, to name just a few. 

Still not convinced? Check out this promo video or click here for more information.

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Katie Meikle

Boise State

Katie Meikle, also known as Meeks, Meikle or Pumpkin, is a junior and transfer student from Tufts University in Boston, currently studying health sciences at Boise State. Although a Boise native, Katie spent her entire high school career overseas, split between Japan and Taiwan. Katie's writing interests include fashion, healthy eating, mixology, and campus cuties... of course! She loves the great outdoors, traveling, her two dogs, Lexi and Hobbs, days at the beach, walks on sunny days, and her mom's cooking. Favorite quote: don't be a drag, just be a queen.
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