Graduate Faster at GCU

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Grand Canyon University offers students a close-knit community with Christian foundations, as well as small classrooms and many opportunities for student leadership and other involvement. One of the ways students can customize their college experience with GCU is by electing to graduate in less than four years.

Benefits of graduating early include decreasing your overall costs. In addition, students are able to enter the workforce sooner and start paying off any schooling debts. It also puts you ahead of other students, giving you time to apply for jobs and internships sooner.

GCU offers many resources to help our students succeed when choosing to graduate early. GCU's Academic and Career Excellence (ACE) Center is available for all students to gain any help they may need to stay on top of their academics. By working with another GCU student or adjunct faculty member, students can receive the tutoring and advice they need for success.

For qualified Lopes who are interested in graduate school, GCU is proud to offer our Elective Edge program which allows traditional campus students to schedule graduate-level courses as elective credits while fulfilling undergraduate credit requirements. Save time and money by getting a head start on graduate school. Restrictions and requirements do apply. Contact your student services counselor to learn more.

If you channel your motivation, you may be able to fast-track your graduation. Speak with your student services counselor to see if you are eligible to participate in this program. By utilizing a combination of summer and online courses in addition to traditional classes, you may be able to balance your workload successfully and graduate in under four years!

If you feel one of Grand Canyon University’s flexible and affordable degree programs may be a good fit for you, visit our website or click the Request More Information button on this page to get started.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.