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Is it possible to get a college degree in less then 4 years ?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

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  • 1 month ago

    In the U.S., a bachelor's degree typically takes four years (eight full semesters) to complete. 

    1. You can shorten that somewhat by taking classes in the summer, but you wouldn't graduate an entire year early (May of your third year). You would finish after your third summer (August of your third year). So you might end up starting work eight or nine months early, not an entire year early. 

    2. Also, not every required class is offered during the summer. Summers may offer intro and intermediate classes, but likely not the most advanced classes in your major. And you can't take advanced classes until you've taken introductory and intermediate classes, so it's not as if you could take them in the fall and spring of your third year and save the intro and gen-ed classes for the last summer. 

    3. Financial aid doesn't cover summer semesters. You -might- get a refund check if your financial aid exceeds your tuition (plus room and board), but you can't really count on that happening every year. So you'd have to come up with the money to pay for summer classes somewhere else.  

    4. The other option is to overload your schedule, but most people find 15 credits per semester more than enough to keep them busy. Grades will suffer if you take on too much at once, and, again, you still wouldn't be finished after six full semesters, so you'd graduate half a year early at most. 

    5. You can't work a part time job or take an externship during the spring and fall semesters if you've overloaded your schedule, or work in a full-time internship during the summers if you are taking classes full time. So while you may graduate early, you don't have the work experience employers prefer even in entry-level applicants, and you haven't made the contacts and networking opportunities as you would have with internships. It's better to build a decent resume in college than to rush your way through and not qualify for any decent jobs at the end.

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  • drip
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    1 month ago

    In the USA, yes you can, but you really need to plan it out from the start.  Taking classes over the summer can help you finish in less than four years, but it won’t save you any money. 

    Most universities have a cap of 18 credits per semester.  To take more you need permission and you will be paying extra for any credit over 18. 

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  • 1 month ago

    si, sin asistencia, se llama rendir materias libres

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  • 1 month ago

    I got my anthropology degree from university of calcutta in 3 years. 

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  • 2 months ago

    yes you can, but no need to rush. 18-24 credit semesters are HORRIBLE

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  • 2 months ago

    I got mine in three years.  I took 18-24 units a semester.

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  • Kate
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Ar you talking about college or University? A University degree is 4 years. Colleges give you the opportunity to complete a Diploma in less time.

    • Lili
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      In the US, "college" and "university" are used interchangeably. We do not use "college" to refer to secondary school or any part of secondary school. College here is always tertiary education and may refer to university education or to a 4-year college offering only undergraduate degrees.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes, it is possible. You didn't specify what level of degree you will obtain.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Not when you don't know "then" from "than."

    • Nuff Sed
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Not everyone gets a degree in liberal arts.

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