Has anyone taken it over the summer? And if so, where do you recommend I take Orgo?
I took Orgo II + lab over the summer. Preferably, you should take it at your undergrad institution. If you can't do that, try to take it at a reputable university wherever you'll be over the summer. Even taking it at a community college shouldn't be a problem if you demonstrate that you took it there for location reasons rather than to make it easier.
I'd prefer not to take it at my institution because I'd like to get away for a while. If you don't mind me asking, where did you take it and was it a good experience?
I took it UNC-Chapel Hill, where I'm doing my undergrad (I live here year round). I thought it was a good experience, no different than my other classes (thought I've always liked summer classes because there are fewer people around and I can focus on one class at a time). I think you're best off taking if somewhere of equal reputation as your current school, but it's really not a big deal (where you take one class will never make or break your app).
You'll also want to make sure the credit is transferable if you're also using it for degree requirements.
What are you looking for though? Does cost matter? (maybe take it at your state school). Or, are you going to be in a certain area over the summer?
Also, are you taking both semesters of Orgo or just one? I've found Orgo I to be more conceptually difficult, so taking it over the summer might be hard. I didn't find Orgo II to be any harder over the summer because it was really just different applications of basic principles I already learned.
I really don't want to stay at my school over the summer. My school is in the middle of nowhere and it's dead to during the summer and a 7 hour drive home. I was thinking of taking it at a community college (so I could live at home) or taking it a state school near me (I would live in a dorm but it's like a 45 min drive so I could home on weekends.) How do you think that would be? But I also don't mind going somewhere else if anyone has had a good experience taking Orgo there.