Slate | 02.26.16

Summer School Is for Chumps. You Should Take an Online Class Instead.

By Katherine Mangu-Ward

Students looking for ways to get a cheaper, faster college degree will inevitably run up against the suggestion that they enroll in summer school. And until recently that wasn’t terrible advice. Taking advantage of lower off-season tuition offered by many schools or cheap classes at your hometown community college was a perfectly good way to clear out some less glamorous requirements and account for your summer without having to work too hard.

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