Summer Classes

<p>I can't seem to find these answers on the Mcgill Website: How many max summer classes (science) is one allowed to take? Are there many to choose from or are they limited? How does the schedule work (I saw that it's kind of like may session, june session, and july session; how many classes to you take each time?)?
And, is it generally a good idea to take these summer classes?
Thanks for any replies.</p>

<p>yeah, good question. I wanna probably take Ancient greek and something else (assuming i'm not to burnt out to want to stay home).</p>

<p>AFAIK, most summer courses are intensive classes in May, and some in May-June (e.g. some classes in the Faculty of Education). People usually take one or two summer classes at most, because condensing the material of one class into one month usually doesn't leave room to absorb more than two classes at once (really, one is enough in many cases). Remember that the May exam schedule is 2 days long!</p>

<p>Taking summer classes is not a bad idea, whether it's to clear out required courses earlier to have more room in the fall and winter, to get prerequisite to other classes done and, finally, to catch up in your program if you've mismanaged your schedule before (but don't leave that to your last semester: May classes in the event of June graduation are a pain both for the student and the instructor...). But don't take summer courses lightly. They're not any easier than their fall/winter version.</p>

<p>thanks blobof, but why do they have the june and july/august schedules online?
my situation is kind of weird, since i want to graduate in three years and i have the AP credit, but i'm going to be part-time first year. If i can't take, say 5 summer courses in 2 summers, then i probably can't get the minimum 120 credits.
I guess i should consider spreading it out and taking one more semester (fall). For the last year of graduation, if you only take one semester of courses (because you have nothing else to take), are you still full-time?</p>

<p>There are courses in June, July and August, but you have to look up what's offered then because there isn't that much, but that really depends on what program you'll be in. So you could still take 5 summer courses over 2 years, though I don't see why you couldn't do it over three summers, unless the particular class you needed to take was not offered in the summer. Graduation is in June anyway, so a May class is fine to finish on time though usually not recommended.</p>

<p>But an extra full time semester (at least 12 credits, usually 4 courses) in the Fall is also a possibility. You'll only need to register for that semester instead of a full year, have your degree "granted" in February and pick up your diploma at the June graduation.</p>

<p>wow thanks, that was very informative. I will most likely be taking science (biochem bio or psyc, can't decide).</p>

<p>In any case, be sure to plan out your courses sequence well in advance and consult your advisor(s) on that. Trying to schedule anything out of the ordinary (the usual 4 year program, full time) requires careful attention. Sometimes, certain classes are only offered in alternate years, or one semester a year, or not at all if too few people register, and they may conflict with other required courses when you're trying to cram 4 years' worth of them into 3 years. Some departments will be flexible when it comes to replacing required course A with higher level but elective course B, others not so much. So make sure to discuss all possible alternatives with your advisor to have a contingency plan.</p>

<p>you may take up to 12 credits in one summer, fyi</p>

<p>ah ok thanks blobof & justatest</p>