How hard is it to get your bachelor's in 2 years?


<p>To a state school, not a community college or some top 20 school.</p>

<p>A lot of colleges wouldn't allow you to take > 6 courses in a semester without special permission, and it couldn't be done without taking 7 per semester. The most feasible way would be to take joint enrollment courses in college as a HS student and then go to an in-state school that would accept those credits toward graduation. But a much better plan would be to just find a way to finance a longer college experience. A college experience is much more than a mere accumulation of academic credits.</p>

<p>Why would you ever want to do this?</p>

<p>And no, the financial reason is not a good argument because you could always go to a lesser ranked school for cheaper and maybe even get a nice scholarship (OMG lower ranked school?! blasphemy). College is quite possibly the most wonderful 4 years of your life and you'll probably forever regret doing it quicker. </p>

<p>That being said, if you do have some unbelievable reason that legitimizes this desire, it shouldn't be that hard. Take on an extra class each semester and load up on APs. A couple summer classes here and there and you should be able to make it.</p>

<p>Pimpdaddy, </p>

<p>This is a lesser ranked school that I'm thinking of going to. I'm thinking about going to this school and then going to dental school.</p>

<p>But, instead of taking 8-10 years (depending on if I want to be a general dentist or specialize) to get out of school, I'll be out in 6-8 years, meaning I would be 24-26 instead of 26-28y/o. </p>

<p>The school that offers dentistry is my #1 school, but I'm not sure if I want to go that far away as of RIGHT NOW for reasons I'm not stating here.</p>

<p>I have full rides to both. Financially it's not an issue. </p>

<p>My thinking is to get my bachelor's as fast as possible, and then enjoy my 4 years at my #1 school.</p>

<p>Also, my question was HOW and not WHY or IF I should do this. So, please, take your condescending attitude and your assumptions else where.</p>


<p>Assuming you won't have any college credit, you'll need approximately 120 credits to graduate. That's 60 credits per year or 20 credits per semester including summer sessions. The typical college students take 15 credits per semester with no summer classes. It will be very hard just to graduate in 2 years. It will be extremely difficult to graduate with a high enough GPA to get into dental school.</p>


<p>Just to let you know, people are usually more sociable and looking to do stuff with friends from class (and get involved at school) during undergrad, and not so much in graduate degree programs.</p>

<p>But, yeah, your best bet would be to take as many AP tests as possible to place out of classes in college, overload every semester, and take full course loads over the summer. You might be able to get done in two years, but it might be hard to do dental school applications in the fall of your second year when you're busy with all of those classes.</p>

<p>Also if your school allows it, do a concurrent enrollment with another school, like a community college to fulfill your core classes faster. Just make sure that the ones you take will transfer as course equivalencies.</p>