Manchester College offers 4-year degree in 3

The hallowed idea of summer break might be history at Manchester College, which this week unveiled a program that will squeeze four years of education into three, save students money and send them into the job ... Full Story
Charlie

Evansville, IN

#1 Nov 29, 2007
why don`t IU and Purdue do this?????
David

South Bend, IN

#2 Nov 29, 2007
It only took 46 years to figure that out! In 1961 when I graduated from high school I figured out that I could go to summer school at Indiana University and graduate in three years and still have eight weeks of vacation each year. It sure beat the two weeks vacation my friends were getting working for RCA
David

South Bend, IN

#3 Nov 29, 2007
Wow! It only took 46 years. In 1961 when I graduated from high school I figured out that by going to summer school at Indiana University that I could graduate in 3 years and still get 8 weeks vacation each year. That sure beat the two weeks vacation my friends working at RCA were getting
bouchu77

United States

#4 Nov 29, 2007
As David said, you can already do this. Some universities make it worthwhile financially as well to do this by making students that take between 12 and 18 credits pay the same. For example, the University of Michigan charges a flat rate for full time students that take 12-18 credit hours. Did people still only take 12? Of course but anyone with brains took closer to 18 credits and finished sooner and cheaper.
oh come on

Reston, VA

#5 Nov 29, 2007
You can see how it helped David.
oh come on

Reston, VA

#6 Nov 29, 2007
You can see how it helped David.
Dave

Bentonville, IN

#7 Nov 29, 2007
My daughter at Purdue is sort of doing this. She is taking classes during every summer session to speed things up.
Spenser

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Nov 29, 2007
Only a university president or vice president could delude himself into thinking that this is something new.
huh

Carmel, IN

#9 Nov 29, 2007
Spenser wrote:
Only a university president or vice president could delude himself into thinking that this is something new.
What about the 4 year degree in 6 years plan? I prefer that one. It is much more fun
CVW

Mcconnelsville, OH

#11 Nov 29, 2007
Too bad I graduated 6 years ago!
Myoo

Indianapolis, IN

#12 Nov 29, 2007
Spenser wrote:
Only a university president or vice president could delude himself into thinking that this is something new.
It's not anything new that it's possible to do this. What's new about it is that it is a structured program. The student doesn't have to plan all of this out by himself/herself. The program is specifically set up for you and all you have to do is follow the program. The online summer component means that even students who don't live near campus in the summer can participate without trying to mess with taking courses at different colleges in the summer and trying to transfer them back to meet certain requirements.

As for only taking 12 hours per semester, you're pretty dim if you do that! 16 is normal; it's definitely not a heavy load. The part that's different about this is the heavy summer load of general education classes.

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