Earn your Degree in Three Years!
Want to cut expenses and get your degree faster?
Choosing the Degree in Three option at Northwestern allows you to finish your bachelor’s degree and graduate in three years instead of four!
With careful planning before college and the help of your advisor once you’re here, you can speed up your graduation date the following ways:
Who should choose the Degree in Three option?
The Degree in Three option is an accelerated course of study for highly motivated students in select majors. Each degree includes the same rigorous requirements, but by focused effort, you can complete the traditional four years of coursework in three.
It is important to talk to your admission counselor (before you enroll) and/or meet with an academic advisor (after you enroll) to assess if the Degree in Three option is a good match for you.
PSEO and Early College students who are interested in the Degree in Three option should tell your advisor right away so the advisor can help you make the best plan for your pre-college courses.
We also encourage any students pursuing the Degree in Three option for a bachelor’s degree in three years to be early birds for Summer Preparation Days registration and all subsequent registration opportunities.
Talk to your admission counselor to determine if Degree in Three could work for you.