What is a good amount of time to finish college.

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#1 Posted by Mercenary848 (9058 posts) -

My goal is to graduate before I turn 24. Let me see started in 2011 when I was 18 and I had a bad habit of dropping classes so im behind. I have broke the habit and started to take more hours (15-18 a semester) and utilize summer classes , so I should graduate Fall 2015. It sucks but its not completely bad.

I feel like for a bachelors 6 years is a decent amount of time, not including personal situations that keep people out of school.

Graduate school depends on what you go for, but im shooting for around 3 at the most.

#2 Posted by ChiefvsGordon (1085 posts) -

I'm 23 about to finish my bachelors in May. I started when I was 18 and have been on the five year plan from the start. I do not get any financial aid so I have worked full time all five years to pay off my bills. I will graduate with no college debt. I am going to take one year off, then apply for my masters next January to start in fall, so assuming I get in, I'll be 24 in my Master's program. I have always seen it to try and finish everything before I am 30 so I guess I'm on track and it looks like you are too. I think overall just getting it done is what is most important.

#3 Edited by DarthGumballs (194 posts) -

4 years.

#4 Posted by playmynutz (5980 posts) -

@ChiefvsGordon: good points I agree. TC isn't in that bad of shape compared to A LOT of people.

I plan to graduate bachelors by age 23 - 2015 but if I slip up I'll graduate at age 24 - 2016

#5 Edited by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

It depends entirely on you, the school, the major and especially your circumstances. I was able to graduate college in 4 years but I went to a year-round school and was able to do so without having to work during those years. Not everyone is able to do that and it can take substantially longer to graduate.

#6 Edited by bowchicka07 (1073 posts) -

4-10 years. Life happens whether it's financial, relationships, drugs, employment, etc.

But as long as you get in the end then there really isn't a set time limit on it IMO.

I'm just now at 26 years old completing a basic certification at a tech center after in and out of college after high school with bad grades.

This fall I'm enrolling into a college sister technology center that is tri-semester and I will have the opportunity to get my Bachelor of Technology in 2-3 years.

A good amount is 3-5 years naturally assuming you are focused, determined, and uninhibited by life's bs.

#7 Posted by Mercenary848 (9058 posts) -

Thanks for the good replies guys, it really does not matter as long as you do what you want to do.

#8 Posted by CountBleck12 (22518 posts) -

During these rough times, I would say at least 4 to 7 years would be sufficient. Then again like it has been stated before, depends on your major.

#9 Posted by elkoldo (969 posts) -

4 years if military service is mandatory.Infinite time otherwise.

#10 Posted by 4myAmuzumament (1746 posts) -

the time it takes you to learn what you went there to learn. the whole four year deal is stupid.

#11 Posted by North_Dakota (13 posts) -

It should not take more than 4 years. In India i have seen people getting bachelors before 22. 90% of Indians finished there bachelors by 22, 10% by 21. So it depends.

#12 Posted by stizzal13 (593 posts) -

It depends on your situation, but for most people it is all about balancing your school workload, money, and work life. I would say five years maximum.

#13 Edited by musicalmac (22832 posts) -

Yeah, the universal answer is 4 years unless there's a special program that specifies another timeline.

#14 Posted by Alkestis (22 posts) -

well i am already grad of college but its only 2 years i think its depend on what course will you take cause some course it will take like more than 5 years like dentistry so much better as long as you arre in college if you have time and if you can take other subject over load it do not waste any time ^^ time is gold