Summer School is a six-week intensive course of study that allows you to complete one full paper towards your degree.
Summer School usually runs from early January to mid-February, with additional pre-Christmas Summer School papers sometimes offered. Many papers are unique to Summer School, and the small class sizes and fewer people on campus offer a unique learning environment. The papers are taught in a condensed timeframe but with the same academic standards and content as a semester paper, so the experience of Summer School is quite demanding but also very satisfying.
For most Summer School papers one point implies 10 hours of work. Taking one 18-point paper will therefore involve 180 hours of work (or 30 hours a week for six weeks, including classes and private study time). One 18-point Summer School paper is considered full-time study.