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How Summer Courses Helped These 5 Students

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#EKUSummer is a great way to make up missed credits, get ahead or knock out a tough course. But what is the student experience like? To find out, we asked five students who have taken Summer courses what they thought. Here’s what they said:

EKU Student Abby Wright

Abby Wright, Senior, Homeland Security

I have to take summer classes for basketball, so I’ve fully taken advantage of being on campus. I have taken GEO 210, SPA 102 and ENG 101 all in the summer. This has helped me stay on the path to graduating on time. I also think summer is a good time to take a hard course because you get more attention from the professors since there are not as many students on campus.

EKU Student Cameron Carmical

Cameron Carmical, Sophomore, Biomedical Science

I took a summer course to be able to stay on campus and work out for basketball, which allowed me to take a lighter workload in fall and spring. It speeds up your graduation process, especially if you’re limited in fall and spring by sports or other responsibilities.

EKU freshman Valerie ClarkValerie Clark, Sophomore, Pre-Physical Therapy

I took Psych 205 the summer before I started my freshman year because it was the most interesting course pertaining to my major. Taking courses in the summer helped me get acclimated to college classes coming in as a freshman. I would recommend anyone take summer classes, especially as a freshman, because it helps you get adjusted sooner.

Bria Bass, Sophomore, Nursing

My summer classes help me balance out school and basketball. It is very beneficial, especially to athletes or anyone who is limited during spring and fall in the number of credits they can take.

EKU senior Casey Hinton

Casey Hinton, Senior, Public Relations and Piano Performance

I took summer classes to get them out of the way, and to make up some hours from changing my major, which put me behind. I’ve done a lot of classes in summer — MUS 481, MUS 212, PUB 320, PUB 375, MGT 301, MAT 120, BIO 100 and MUH 272, which are gen eds or requirements for my double major. The smaller class sizes in summer are nice and allow for more individualized learning.

Published on February 07, 2019

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