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Question: The B.A. Requirements for Arts require to have 120 credit hours completed. Part of my financing plan requires me to receive my degree within 4 years to get HUGE (we're talking 90% here) pardon in my loans. If in my first year I took 3 courses in the 2nd semester, is it still possible for me to graduate? I did the calculations and I would have had to take 5 courses in all 8 of the typical semesters. Is it still possible for me to graduate? I could do summer semesters and online courses or 6 credit hour courses, but I don't know how those work nor how to access them. Also, I am in the midst of a full year course that I absolutely hate and will fail and plan to drop it for 2nd semester. Is the 100% refund for just the jan-april portion or the whole sept-april portion? I understand I will get a W but it's better than an F.

Answered by: Michaela
Answer: Hey! I would definitely suggest you make an appointment with an Academic Advisor. They will be able to explain whatever exactly you have left to do to finish your degree. 120 credit hours is the equivalent of 40 courses. You are able to graduate once of have 40 courses including your core courses of your program. An Advisor is the best person to help and answer your questions! If you drop a full year course between today and January 15, you will not be charged for the second half of the course, but you will not receive back any tuition paid for the first half.
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