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MaxKaladin
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Originally posted by Elkhound:
Also, specific courses one must take for a given program may not be offered every term--or every year--hence, one may not be able to get in all the courses one needs in four years.

At a college where I used to be librarian, the Business department piled on so many required math courses that, in order to comply with the college's general distribution requirements, the in-department courses, and the math requirements, it was impossible to earn a BBA in less than five years, and most students required six. Similarly, the Bachelor of Physical Education program had so many biology and chemistry corequisites that it was acceptable as a premedical major--and needed five years at least to complete. I am told that this is not unusual.

yeah, those are both also big reasons for it. Another problem when I was in school was that requirements had recently been added and it took a while to catch up to the changes. At first, there just weren't enough sessions offered to meet a newly increased demand for a particular class and it could really throw a schedule off. They have to hire teachers, find classroom space and things like that. It can take a couple of semesters to get everything in place.
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Originally posted by snapdragonfly:
...I'm sure some folks do find a way, and it involves hard work, but I think there are some people who can't do it without loans no matter how spartan they are willing to live for the time being. It just depends on the circumstances, the resources, the community, and the school...

That's all true, but some of those circumstances and the school are a matter of choice. I recall someone on this board not too long ago saying something about being $40,000 in debt after a single year of school. Hard work probably won't get you through 4 years at $40,000/year without debt, but I would question the wisdom of attending a $40,000/year school without schorships, grants or some other support (including parents).

Beach...my dauther's going to one of 'those' schools only due to massive scholorships...Life!

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