Degree in Three

Fast Track Yourself to Success

"Degree in Three is a great opportunity to look outside the box. Completing my associate's degree while in high school permitted me to graduate from CU-Boulder in two and a half years. There are many benefits to getting your degree in three years. The opportunity to complete a degree in a shorter time period offers a financial benefit for the many students who might find the cost of a four year institution to be prohibitive. I was able to get a jump start on my career, letting me apply the knowledge from my degree and start gaining valuable experience."

Katie Hartung, Communications 2006

Degree in Three


Earn your undergraduate degree in three years.
Degree in Three is designed for motivated students who want to get a jump on their future by earning an undergraduate degree in three years at CU-Boulder. It takes focus, planning and effort, but you can potentially expedite your path to graduation. 

Degree in Three is for students who have their educational path planned out and who have a desire to enter the work force or graduate school ahead of their peers. The Degree in Three path isn't for the faint of heart; it's more rigorous, more challenging and also more cost effective than a traditional degree path. You will need to be focused, motivated and organized in order to complete your degree in three years. To be eligible, students will typically need AP/IB credits or completed college level coursework. Meet with an advisor to find out if this degree path is an option for you.