5 Of The Best Ways To Graduate College Early
Start writing a post
Student Life

5 Of The Best Ways To Graduate College Early

Save time and money while still earning your degree.

Honey Yanibel Minaya Cruz via Unsplash

Although college is known for being the "best years of your life," many students would rather move on to the next chapter in life than waste time retaking classes in order to graduate. Some students want to continue to grad school, and others want to join the workforce. Ultimately, all students want to leave undergrad with the least amount of debt and student loans as possible. Graduating ahead of time is very appealing even though it may seem impossible. Here are 5 of the best ways to graduate from college early.

1. If you can, take college level courses while still in high school.

There are various ways to take college-level courses while still in high school. AP courses, dual enrolling, and taking a few classes at a community college are just a few ways to earn credits before stepping foot on any college campus.

2. Develop an academic plan.

Look at your intended major's plan of study and the courses you are required to take. Meet with your academic advisor and create a schedule to see how long you'd like to be in school.

3. Try testing out of introductory courses and any other courses.

Testing out of classes will allow the credit for those classes to be added to your transcript without having to sit in class. Taking a placement test can let you take advanced courses and earn credit from the classes you surpassed.

4. Take more classes each semester.

Taking extra classes could help you eliminate an entire semester- or year- from your senior year. Many colleges require students to take at least 12 credit hours each semester. Taking 15 or 18 credits can move your graduation date forward- just make sure you keep up with all of the work.

5. Take classes over the summer.

Take a few courses over the summer will help lessen your load during the school year, and can help boost your GPA between academic school years.

"It's so important to understand your good attendance ups your chances of graduating." – Tyra Banks
Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Grammy Awards Celebrate Music History tonight

This years nominations has some surprises

Grammy award

The Grammy Awards have long been an iconic symbol of celebrating musical artistry. Since their inception in 1959, the awards have celebrated the remarkable achievements of some of the biggest names in the music industry. From the Beatles to Beyonce, the Grammy Awards have provided a platform to recognize the extraordinary talent of musicians throughout the decades. Not only has the ceremony itself become a cultural staple, but the awards are also seen as a sign of excellence in the music industry. They commemorate the dedication and hard work that musicians put into their craft, and are a reminder of the influence and power that great music can have on people's lives.

Keep Reading... Show less

I Didn't Know That I Would Lose My Best Friend To Her Boyfriend

I didn't know that you would stop doing the things that make you happy. The things everyone used to judge you for. You are the type of person who does things on YOUR terms and now they're on his.

I Didn't Know That I Would Lose My Best Friend To Her Boyfriend

As your best friend, all I ever want is for you to be happy. Because as best friends, we know exactly what makes the other happy. I know all your weird and quirky lingo. I know how much you hate certain foods and most of all, I know the things that are important to you in life.

Keep Reading... Show less

How to Celebrate Valentine's Day Without a Valentine

You know YOU are not determined by your romantic status

How to Celebrate Valentine's Day Without a Valentine

Although the most romantic and love-filled holiday is right around the corner, it's important to know that Feb.14, the middle day of the shortest month of the year, doesn't need to be determined by your current romantic status. With that being said, you can either choose to sulk over the fact that you're single or you can make the best out of Valentine's Day without even having one.

Here are a few ideas to celebrate the day:

Keep Reading... Show less

7 Fun Facts About The Eiffel Tower

The iconic landmark is reinventing itself with a splashy new color.

Eiffel Tower

Soon, the 2024 Summer Olympics are coming to Paris, and the Eiffel Tower will be in the spotlight.

Embedded so much into Paris's identity, the iconic landmark is no stranger to historic events and world-class gatherings over the years. It is sure to shine again.

Keep Reading... Show less

Blue Skies Weren't Always Blue

You don't just start as the person you are meant to be; there is a journey full of ups and downs that mold a person, so this is my journey.

Blue Skies Weren't Always Blue

Overall I'd love to say I grew up a happy overly enthusiastic child that was taught to love herself and be loved by everyone else, but I can't say that and I never will. My smile wasn't always as bright as it is today, but this is the story behind my smile, the story about how I got here to the happiest place I'll ever be. I'll begin at freshman year of high school.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments