Spending summer in class means these college students will be done in three years

From The Hechinger Report: “ROCHESTER, Minn. — As her friends return to college this fall, Kelsey DeSmith is way ahead of them. DeSmith has been taking in-person classes throughout the summer at the University of Minnesota Rochester, or UMR, while also spending 12 hours a week in a paid internship, on her path to graduating with a bachelor’s degree and getting out into the working world in three rather than the conventional four years. … There are 10 students in this program, their presence a quiet challenge to two long-held assumptions about getting a bachelor’s degree: that it has to take four years or longer and that students don’t want to go to college in the summer, when most four-year universities and colleges all but shut down.”

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