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Greg Sykora

Greg Sykora

Year: Senior

Major: Biology and Education

Hometown: Bend, OR

What courses did you take during the summer?
Z 333 Human Anatomy and Physiology with the lab, too.

Why did you choose to stay in Corvallis and take summer courses?
I took the three-week session at the end of the summer, so this way I was able to have a job the whole summer, and then take a class the last three weeks. It is nice to have the classes split up into weeks during the summer. I actually had a friend who had already taken two classes before I even started mine!

What did you think was the best aspect or benefit of OSU Summer Session?
It's a lot shorter than regular terms during the year, so you get it done a lot faster. During the school year, this particular class is only offered at 8 a.m. and during the summer, it was at 1 p.m., so I didn't have to get up as early. Also, in Summer Session, this class was only Monday through Thursday, so I didn't have any class on Fridays.

How has taking Summer Session courses helped you catch up, speed up or jump ahead in your course requirements or degree program?
The course I took is only offered during Spring Term during the regular school year, so this way, I didn't have to wait a whole year for it to come around again in the spring.

What would you tell someone who was interested in taking courses at OSU during Summer Session?
If you're going to be around in the summer, I would do it. You can definitely still have a summer while taking classes. And, if you're from out-of-state, it can be a lot cheaper. It's a little warm in the classrooms during the summer, but the class sizes are smaller and sometimes they even seem friendlier.

Do you plan to take courses again this upcoming summer?
I'm graduating this year, but if I wasn't, I probably would.

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