First, let's go through the Pros. (Who cares about saving the best for last?)
1. You can finish your degree faster and have an easier class load in the regular term semesters.
2. You don't have to spend a lot time with professors with bad reputations because the classes are shorter. But then again, if a professor has a bad reputation for giving lots of
homework, taking him or her during the summer is NOT a good idea.
3. The number of projects, exams, and essays areshortened. During the regular term, you might have to do multiple things of each and overwork yourself. However, since there is only a short amount of time to fit in all of the important themes for the class, the professor will most likely take out some of the unnecessary major point breakdowns.
Now, it's time for the disadvantages of taking summer classes.
1. The days are longer with taking summer courses. For a 3 or 4-credit course, the number of days is usually shortened, but the number of hours you spend in class during those days are increased. So, for one day, you could be spending close to 3 hours in one room. Ugh.
2. Shortened days also equals more homework to squeeze into those days. Ouch!
3. Bonding time to talk to your classmates has been decreased. Hello to everyone still thinking about how awkward you are!
4. There will not be a lot of time to buy textbooks or to wait for them to come in before the class starts.
5. No summer vacation! So, when your friends are in cool places traveling and seeing the world, you are stuck on campus doing homework.
6. Campus is empty. Not as many people take summer classes as compared to the regular term classes, so the people you see are in the same situation as you are. Maybe that could be nice to know that everyone is there to do the same thing, further his or her education.