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You can take more classes each semester. Even taking one additional class each semester can take a year off time you will spend in school. You will have to make time for an additional class each semester, but you'll finish faster. When you plan your classes, schedule a mixture of subjects you find easy with more difficult courses. This way, you won't end up with all subjects you find difficult at end of your program.
Some online universities don't require students take general education classes. Your program will focus entirely on your field of study. Often, this structure results in a shorter time spent earning degree. If you plan to transfer your credits to another university, check before enrolling in program to make sure credits are transferable.
Saturday Scholars Programs are offered at many large universities. Students entering this program should hold an Associates degree before applying to program. You travel to university on Saturdays, usually from eight in morning until five in evening. These programs allow you to finish your degree in two years of Saturdays.
Self paced programs are offered through some online colleges. These classes can be started at any time and finished at your own pace. You can work through material more quickly than is possible in typical college semester. Quite a few of these programs set a minimum time you must take course. Usually they require a six week minimum time frame for completion.
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