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15 to finish

15 to finish 

Have you thought about adding one more class to your fall schedule to help save money, get better grades, and stay on track to graduate? 

15 is the number of credits you need to take each semester to graduate on time!
Statistics show that students who earn 15 credits per semester are more likely to finish college on time and earn better grades.

Of course you can take less and still receive scholarships and funding. But taking 15 credits a semester (or 30 credits a year) accelerates your graduation, saves money overall, and increases your chances of achieving your personal and professional goals. Contact your Advisor today to schedule an appointment to discuss you options at 419.559.2345.

TOP 5 REASONS TO COMPLETE YOUR DEGREE ON TIME: 

BE PREPARED - It is estimated that by 2020, 65 percent of all jobs will require a college degree* and the true ratio of jobs in our economy is 1:2:7. For every occupation that requires a master’s degree or more, two professional jobs require a university degree, and there are over half a dozen jobs requiring a 1-year certificate or 2-year degree; and each of these technicians are in very high-skilled areas that are in great demand. This ratio is a fundamental to all industries. It was the same in 1950, the same in 1990, and will be the same in 2030.**

 BE PROFITABLE - Those with a college degree typically earn one-third more than those with only a high school diploma - and unemployment rates for college grads are 30 percent lower.*** 

BE THRIFTY - Students who complete a degree quickly have less debt.

BE DETERMINED - 80 percent of transfer students who had earned an associate degree first completed a bachelor's degree or persisted at a four-year institution.****

BE FOCUSED - Don't assume you will have the time and resources to return to college later. A degree or certificate earned now will pay dividends throughout your career and life.

*Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce - Recovery
**Success in the New Economy
***Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce - The College Payoff
****National Student Clearinghouse Research Center - Snapshot Report 

CLOSING FOR HOLIDAY

Terra State Community College will be closed Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. The College will reopen Wednesday, July 5.

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