The thought of summer classes used to be something to dread. Going to “summer school" usually meant that you did not understand enough material during the year and possibly failed a class. However, “summer school" in college takes on a whole new meaning. Depending on the circumstances or the student’s major, additional summer courses may be encouraged. There is no stigma surrounding summer class anymore, for many it is necessary to graduate. Whether summer courses are essential to your academics or not, here are some pros and cons to taking them.