Pay Less TUITION.
Save over $2000!
12 credits per semester = 60 credits in 5 semesters @ $2,178/semester* = $10,890
15 credits per semester = 60 credits in 4 semesters @ $2,178/semester* = $8,712
*Based on 2017-18 rates for tuition and fees
Look at it another way: Get 3 credits free!
12 credits in one semester costs $2,178.
15 credits in one semester costs $2,178.
And studies show that students taking 15 credits earn higher grades… and still have a life!
Graduate in just two years.
12 credits per semester = 5 semesters or 2-1/2 years to finish
15 credits per semester = 4 semesters or 2 years to finish
Look at it another way: The odds of graduating are in your favor.*
Many students who take fewer credits never graduate. Life gets in the way.
And, it’s manageable! Compare it to your high school course load of 7-8 classes.
* Source: 2005-23 CCSSE-matched transcript data
Have a predictable class schedule.
Get the classes you need when you need them with a structured schedule.
Eliminate taking and paying for courses that don’t count toward your degree.
Look at it another way: You’ll have less worry.
With a predictable schedule, you can reliably arrange for work, childcare, transportation, fun – all the things that are important to you.
Earn more money sooner.
Finish in two years and you’ll start your job or bachelor’s sooner. That means you’ll be working sooner, earning a higher salary sooner, getting promoted sooner, leading to increased earnings, retirement funds and benefits.
Look at it another way: Every extra year of college results in lost job earnings.
Don’t wait. Talk to your advisor now and make a plan.
To set an appointment, call (860) 343-5895.
Facts backing the success of 15 to Finish
Students who enroll in 15 credits in their first semester are more likely to graduate than those students who enroll with only 12 credits.*
Students who start slow don’t pick up the pace later.*
Students who average 15+ credits across their first year end the year with higher GPAs and higher retention rates than their full-time peers who take fewer credits.**
Students at all levels of academic achievement benefit from taking 15+ credits.**
Low-income students also benefit from taking 15+ credits.**
*Study–, Community College Research Center,
Columbia University **EAB Student Success Collaborative