The vast majority of on-campus courses are accelerated or "fast-tracked." This means you're able to complete a standard 11-week course in less time, usually 3 to 4 weeks. Many students utilize this time to take sequence courses (in subjects like Chemistry or a foreign language), where they can complete three terms worth of courses in just one term. Check the summer Schedule of Classes to see the length of a particular course.
Many students enjoy the smaller class sizes during the summer. Smaller classes mean more one-on-one time with the instructors and a more relaxed atmosphere.
Outside of that, summer classes are the same as those offered during the "regular" academic year. Summer is a great time to experience OSU!
Information about online courses is provided on the next page.