Some colleges are introducing a three-year bachelor program for various majors.
This opportunity is becoming more popular and you might encounter it as you are planning for your college career. Just like other opportunities, it is important that students determine what their dreams and goals are in order to better understand if a three-year bachelor program is the right path to take. Here are a few questions to ask yourself, when considering this type of program:
- Am I prepared to work at a faster pace? For some students, this means they have found a way to overcome the standard four-year time frame. However, make sure that you are prepared to handle more homework and closer deadlines.
- Will I be able to attend school in the summer? With more classes to complete in a condensed time frame, you may need to take classes over the summer. Make sure that you do your research to learn more about how much credits cost over the summer because some courses are more expensive. You can visit your college’s website or contact the financial aid office to learn more about summer courses.
- How much money will I save? College can be very expensive, especially with tuition, room and board, textbooks, and other expenses. So if you can find a way to erase one year of tuition, it might be beneficial in the long run. You can read more articles about earning your degree at a faster pace by visiting the Inside Higher Education website at http://tinyurl.com/25qzprr.