It used to be that a bachelor’s degree took four years to finish. More and more students are taking longer to finish their degree, in some cases taking six years to finish. This not only adds time to completion, but a hefty cost due to the fact that much of the financial-aid does not cover a fifth or sixth year of a bachelor’s degree. Therefore it behooves you to be very careful in class selections and timing to be sure you can finish in the four year time frame.
Developing a close relationship with your adviser is a start and using the institutions’ automated degree audit system or advisement software is essential. The following article published by the Bridge electronic magazine, by the Center for Michigan is a good start to your gaining the knowledge necessary to complete on time.