After high school the stigma of summer school loses its sting. It’s no longer a punishment for missteps taken during the previous academic year. If used strategically, summer courses can be a gift in college & graduate school. They can be an opportunity to remedy bad grades & GPAs. They can ease course loads in subsequent semesters, and even prepare one for graduate school and/or to graduate early. However, it is important to remember that summer courses are not typically structured like the courses that you take during fall and spring academic semesters. These courses are shorter and much more strenuous. Many students enroll in summer classes unaware of how challenging they can be. As a result they struggle through the summer sessions and may even withdraw or fail out of their classes. And, ain't nobody got time FAH DAT! (Sweet Brown, 2012) I’ve been there and now I’m here to share the five things that I wish someone would have told me about summer classes before I signed up for the worst 6 weeks of my life a few summers ago. Click the link below to read the rest.