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Sunday March 7th

Graduating in four years can be difficult tricky


UNC's new policy requiring students graduating in the year 2011 or later to finish in four years seems a little bit absurd to me.

Did they even consider students when making this decision?

Personally I am double majoring and coming into college with only a couple AP hours.

It's hard enough trying to get all of the general (and absurd) requirements out of the way. But having to complete both majors' requirements makes graduating in four years even more difficult.

Especially when you consider the fact that freshmen have immense difficulty enrolling in classes needed for their major.

To facilitate this problem though the University should consider revising its class registration system.

Rather than giving everyone access to every class all at once UNC should consider doing a tiered system that would allow students to register for one or two classes which they really want and then open up registration for all classes on a later date.

 Doing so would aid students in getting into the classes they needed so that they could graduate in the required four years.

Without such a change the four-year graduation policy is harsh and unaccommodating to students suffering from poor registration times and changes of heart.

Mike Stefanick


Business  Economics

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