Planning for College
15 to Finish
Unless your schedule or finances only allow you to go part‐time, try to take at least 15 credits each semester.
- You'll save money because taking 15 credits will usually cost the same as taking 12 credits at most colleges and universities. Double-check with the catalog or the registrar's office to make sure your school doesn't charge by the credit hour.
- You're more likely to graduate on time and enter the workforce sooner.
- You're more likely to get good grades.
- You'll maximize your KEES award, which you can use for eight semesters within five years of graduating from high school or getting your GED.
- You'll avoid the cost of an extra year, which could save you thousands of dollars.
Know the courses you need to graduate and meet with your advisor to map out a plan to earn your degree on time.