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What is the number of years a student usually stay at a UC University before they graduate?

I heard a lot of them usually cannot graduate in 4 years and they need 1 or 2 more years to finish classes before they graduate. Maybe because they couldn’t get the classes required to take because it was full etc,,,is that true?

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    A lot depends on PLANNING, getting your prerequisites in order, etc. If you change majors, that can definitely be an obstacle for many, especially those who change majors later in their school program. It is still possible to graduate in less than 4 yrs if you take full schedules every term, including summer school.

    Yes, classes do fill up, so you need to know exactly which courses you need, register on time, and plan ahead!

    ibu guru
    Lv 7 3 months ago 1 0
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  • A lot depends on PLANNING, getting your prerequisites in order, etc. If you change majors, that can definitely be an obstacle for many, especially those who change majors later in their school program. It is still possible to graduate in less than 4 yrs if you take full schedules every term, including summer school.

    Yes, classes do fill up, so you need to know exactly which courses you need, register on time, and plan ahead!

    ibu guru 3 months ago 1 0
  • Each campus will have its own graduation rates by years (most universities track 4-year and 6-year graduation rates, some also do 5).  It will vary by UC campus.  But students who take longer than 4 years to graduate do so not because they can't get the classes they need.  They take longer because they change their major, don't take as many classes as they should each semester, drop classes, fail classes, repeat classes, don't take advantage of advising and course planning services, etc.  You might certainly find that a class or two you need is full, but that should not keep you from graduating on time.

    MS 3 months ago 1 0
  • Not all UC schools will have the same statistic.

    Most student who take longer than four years to graduate is from: changing their major, not taking 15+ credits per semester, failing or withdrawal from a class, not planning out their classes. 

    Yes some classes do fill up.   But this is not what keeps most student from finishing in four years 

    drip 3 months ago 0 0
  • Each university campus should have their 4-year graduation rate available.  The short answer is that many large public universities, not just CUs, do not have the capacity to provide all the classes in some subjects for all the students who want to take those specific classes.  

    As a result, some students may not be able to get into a course that they need, which delays their ability to complete their coursework required for graduation. For example, a university simply may not be able to hire enough qualified instructors or have the physical space to hold enough sections of a class for a very popular major. This is what is sometimes called an impacted major. 

    The majority of students do graduate "on time." Some just need to take one or two classes and do so over a summer. Some need a full semester or year of classes, but that is less common.Many students also take fewer classes per term and or fail a class and or change their major.  In those cases, they may also end up need to stay longer than 4 cars in corder to not only get the specific courses they need but also gain enough credits to gradate. 

    Mamawidsom 3 months ago 0 0
  • well it depends on the major.   For example, I was an engineering student.  and they need 6 extra credits in practical work.    I worked for 3 months at a company and I spent about 4 years and 6 months to graduate from my major, which was  computer engineering.    Dont worry about the length.  I met people who were in their 30s and they were in the 4th year.   The caused?  they had to work to support themselves. 

    Anonymous 3 months ago 1 0
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