Three Ways to Three Years

Maximize Credit Hours

2Make the most of your credit hours each semester at Messiah

Completing an undergraduate degree at Messiah requires between 123-128 credits, depending on your specific major. As a full-time Messiah student, you can take as many as 18 credits in a semester with no extra cost. Students who take 18 credits each semester can earn as much as 108 credits in six semesters (three years) and 126 credits in seven semesters (3½ years) without paying extra in tuition. By taking advantage of the maximum credit load allowed each semester, you can maximize your opportunity to graduate early.

It’s important to note that your ability to take 18 credits each semester can be impacted by a variety of factors, including your individual learning abilities/capacity, involvement in extra-curricular activities, participation in cross-cultural or study abroad courses, practicum/clinical/lab requirements of your major—and many others. This is why it is essential to work with your academic advisor as early as possible to determine an individualized game plan to determine if this is an option for you.

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