Three-Year Degree Programs

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Central State University and other Ohio public colleges and universities are implementing plans to allow students to complete a traditional bachelor's degree in three years. The three-year graduation plan was created to demonstrate that it is possible for students to graduate in less than four years. However, a three-year graduation plan is not designed for every student and the following specifications are assumed:

  • No remedial coursework is required
  • The student does not fail any classes
  • The student does not change either the major or minor
  • The student is willing to take classes each summer

Central State University students must earn 124 credits to complete the three-year degree. Credits may be granted on a case-by-case basis using Advanced Placement (AP) credit, College Level Examination (CLEP) credit, Transfer credit, and Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) credit. Participating in degree programs three-year degree plans include semesters and two summer sessions. Central State University’s three-year program will launch in Fall 2013. More details to follow.