The student describes two solutions to her problem. Describe the problem and then tell which of the two solutions you would prefer and why.

Stephanie, a junior econ. major would now like to obtain an English degree as well. The problem is how she’ll be able to fit in the required courses in the year and a half she has left before she graduates. She is considering two options. One option is to take six courses instead of five both semesters her senior year. The other option is to take the two needed courses in summer school. Because she would have to pay to go to summer school, I would prefer her taking the 12 courses her senior year. Although summer school might be an easier option, the additional expense seems to warrant the senior year overload. On the other hand, if money is not a concern, then going to summer school may be the better option.