Useful Reader Comment On Why 3 Year Basic Colleges May Not Work

I really enjoyed your article on 3 year college programs. It is definitely something to consider. I am one of the individuals who could have graduated easily after 3 years, partially due to a few AP courses in high school and partially because I really enjoyed classes and therefore took more each semester than required. Add in a study abroad which produced more credits per class upon conversion, it would have been quite easy. Despite that I did not finish in 3 years but instead used the 4th to double major. I believe a large number of students who attend traditional 4 year schools do so not just for career preparation, but also for the social and educational environment. While 3 year schools may attract non-traditional students, I wonder if it will change how most high school graduates experience college.


Anyway, I work in affiliation with Westwood College (

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