Those who are earning their degree online or wish to continue classes in order to more quickly obtain their degree can take online summer school classes from both universities and online colleges. Summer school courses work similarly to traditional semester classes, only summer semesters are traditionally shorter.
Many college students choose to take summer courses for a number of reasons, like getting certain classes out of the way, taking specific courses they want daily exposure to like a foreign language course, or again, just to speed up their college career.
While summer is a time many college student return home or take on a summer job, online college courses are still available to those who may be pursuing an online degree or to a traditional college student that may want to take some distance education courses from his or her university over the summer.
Summer school courses can make Fall and Spring semester workloads easier for on-campus students or it may simply give an online college student a faster route to their end goal.
Keep in mind that not all universities may offer these courses, so you will want to check with you school to see what courses, if any are offered. Also, be sure the online summer courses you do choose to take are going to benefit you in your pursuit of your degree so as not to waste time and money.