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10 Reasons to Graduate in 5 Years


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Anna
- 2652 days ago - liberalartscolleges.org
"Timely" graduations are less common due to a myriad of reasons all of which make graduating in five years more appealing to the average college student.



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josie batlles (44)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 12:48 pm
thank you for sharing x interesting!
 

Marcia Mueller (13)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 1:07 pm
What is wrong with five years? If students take extra time because they want to take advantage of the time to learn more–good for them! Sometimes they need classes that are not offered every quarter/semester, and occasionally the classes will conflict. Add in the possibility of losing time to a bad case of mononucleosis or having to work many hours to pay the heavy cost of education now, and taking five years should not be criticized.
 

Marcia Mueller (13)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 1:07 pm
What is wrong with five years? If students take extra time because they want to take advantage to the time to learn more–good for them! Sometimes they need classes that are not offered every quarter/semester, and occasionally the classes will conflict. Add in the possibility of losing time to a bad case of mononucleosis or having to work many hours to pay theheavy cost of education now, and taking five years should not be criticized.
 

. (0)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 1:35 pm
Good points. Thanks for the post.
 

Liz Recko-Morrison (0)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 2:53 pm
While I can understand some of the reasons that graduation might be delayed, as a parent of two sons attending college, I must say that I have a different perspective. Loving learning is great; you don't stop learning after you are out of school! You just don't pay tuition. Taking five years is a luxury many families can't afford.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 12:25 am
Thanks Anna. Great post.

It took me six years to get a three year degree, because I worked by day and took classes at night. That meant aside from being a brand new graduate, I had six years experience in the work force,which employers appreciated greatly.
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 4:55 am
Noted and thanks!
 

Jere W (9)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 6:57 am
Noted thanks
 

jane richmond (10)
Friday September 24, 2010, 9:31 pm
Schools set you up not to graduate in four years.
 
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