To graduate from college on-time, you need to complete 30 credits per year. Whether you’re taking 15 credits each semester, or utilizing winter and summer breaks, getting to a total of 30 per year will help you complete an associates degree in two years or a bachelor’s degree in four years.
- Reduces the cost of college – paying for your degree in four years saves you from spending extra on tuition and living expenses (most associates degrees require 60 credits while bachelor’s degrees require 120), which means you’ll accumulate less debt, if you’re taking out student loans.
- Institutions usually charge full-time students for 12 or more credits – that means you’re getting a better deal if you take 15 or more per semester.
- There’s evidence that taking 30 credits per year leads to higher GPAs and lower dropout rates.
- You can start working and earning money faster.