Vassar College requires at least 34 units to complete a bachelor's degree. There is no accelarated degree program at Vassar, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits.
Vassar does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Vassar does not offer classes during the summer.
Around 88% of students who started college at Vassar finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Vassar offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
Vassar does not have a core curriculum. Since there are no specific-classes required in order to graduate, students have a lot of flexibiity about what classes they choose to take.
Students need to fulfull a language requirement as well as a math and science requirement. Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
When choosing a major, Vassar students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at Vassar below.
Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. Vassar does not require a senior project for all students.
Vassar offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
Vassar does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
Vassar offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
Vassar does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College..
Vassar does not require an internship for any students. Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Vassar does not require internships for students in any majors, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Vassar does not have any ROTC programs.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Vassar offers these dual degree programs: - 3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Dartmouth College
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