- Every year of college is expensive. Tuition, books, supplies, MetroCards…it all adds up. An additional year of college can cost up to $40,000 in extra tuition, lost wages, and other costs. You may run out of financial aid if you are in college too long.
- Take a class for free! If you’re a full-time, in-state student, taking 15 or even 18 credits costs the same as taking 12. That means you’ll be sitting in one of your classes for FREE.
- What are your dreams? By completing your degree sooner, you’ll have more choices. Start working, and earn an average of $20,000 MORE per year than someone without a degree. Or start graduate school. Or even have time to travel or volunteer. More is possible when you Take 15.
- Many students believe their GPA will suffer if they take a full course load, but that's not what happens for most students like you. Take the right mix of classes for you and commit to college as your top priority to reach your goals.
- If you can’t take 15 credits one semester, make up for it in the next one or take advantage of Hunter’s summer and winter sessions. Just get to 30 each year and you’ll be on track.
- You need 120 credits to wear that cap and gown. Learn your requirements and make a plan.
- Take your core classes ASAP. Like math, for instance, before you forget what you learned in high school. Make sure you know the requirements and get them finished.
- Use the Student Advisement Degree Audit (DiG) to track your progress in real time.
- Meet with an academic advisor to map out your overall plan. Mix your core, major, and elective courses with classes that interest you and get you to graduation.
- Look around. You’re surrounded by people and resources to help you succeed. Talk to your professors and peer advisors.