Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Student Graduates College in One Year - with a Double Major

It's true.

From the article: He was helped by the fact that U-Va., as a public school, costs a lot less than most private colleges. And that the university accepted many of his Advanced Placement credits from high school; many of the most selective private schools wouldn't. As it was, he doubled up on course credits and took more physics over the summer to finish his second major.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't know why, but I find that extremely sad.

Katie Mo said...

that's an incredible waste of college.
he has to be the most boring person alive, and I'm not saying that out of jealousy.
it took me longer than a year to determine what I wanted my major to be, and I had a lot of fun in that time taking classes I was interested in, and meeting new people, which is what college should be for. Taking 60 credits in a year would be easy if you never talked to anybody.
I hope his profession doesn't make him have to talk to anyone, because he probably doesn't know how.

Philip L. Copeland said...

I should retitle this post "UAB Students Despise and Pity Young Overachiever."

Katie Mo said...

well, I was just saying....
gosh!

Anonymous said...

I find this article pretty interesting...

But I also find it fairly unusual that I can't find anywhere in the article that is clarifies what his two majors are.

A little strange.

-Mitch

Clayton said...

It should be titled: "Young college overachiever gets double degree in one year, but did not go to UAB because he knew it would have taken him 5."