Early Degree Completion

The University provides opportunities for students to obtain a degree in fewer than four years in various Arts and Sciences disciplines by combining credits earned through the Advanced Placement program of the College Entrance Examination Board, international exams, dual enrollments credits, credits earned by carrying more than 15 credits per semester, and attendance in at least one summer session, either here or elsewhere.

Students who are interested in graduating from the College in three years should inform their Association Dean and academic advisor early on of this plan.

No regulation prohibits students from graduating early, but early graduation from the five undergraduate schools other than the College is rare because the sequencing of courses required for professional degrees commonly requires four full years.

By the numbers
Recent years have seen an increase in the number of College students who complete a degree in three years though the overall percentage is still low:

Year Number Percentage
2013 99 3.7
2012 79 3.0
2011 77 2.9
2010 74 3.0
2009 54 2.1
2008 73 2.9
2007 62 2.4
2006 46 1.9
2005 40 1.6

From IAS Dashboard