Accelerated Undergraduate Degree

Graduate in as little as three years.

Pursue a Streamlined Path to Your Degree.

At Babson, we offer accelerated degree options to match your unique personal and professional goals. You may graduate in 3 or 3½ years—whether or not you use Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate credits—and immediately begin using your Babson education to make an impact.

Why Graduate Early?

Choose an accelerated degree path so you can:

  • Launch your career earlier
  • Reduce overall college expenses
  • Join your family business
  • Pursue an entrepreneurial venture

What Can An Accelerated Path Look Like?

Here are two examples:

Student 1: Graduated in 3½ years

Student 1

Her Reason: Interested in launching her startup.

How She Did It: She increased her course load during selected semesters. While in Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME), she started a business and took part in Babson’s Summer Venture Program where she continued to grow her business.

The Outcome: Having developed a vibrant network and critical entrepreneurial skills, she graduated and focused full time on her venture.

Student 2: Graduated in 3 years

Student 2

His Reason: Wanted to minimize student expenses and start his career early.

How He Did It: With 16 AP credits, he was able to participate in an independent research project and an education-abroad program in London.

The Outcome: Following graduation, he accepted a full-time offer in a finance rotation program and was able to begin work immediately.

10% of Babson Students on Average Graduate Early.

Explore Your Options

Should you decide that the accelerated path is in your academic best interest, the team in Academic Services will mentor you through your own customized plan.

Graduate in 4 Years

  Fall Spring Total
Year 1161632
Year 2171835
Year 3161632
Year 4161632
Total for degree 131

Graduate in 3½ Years

Example 1: Save one semester of costs by overloading on courses for four semesters.

  Fall Spring Summer Total
Year 11620-36
Year 21718-35
Year 32020-40
Year 420--20
Total for degree 131

Example 2: Save one semester of costs by entering with two AP/IB courses and overloading on courses for two semesters.

  Fall Spring Summer Total
Pre-matricu­lation (AP/IB)---8
Year 11616-32
Year 21718-35
Year 31620-36
Year 420--20
Total for degree 131

Example 3: Save a partial semester of costs by overloading on courses for three semesters and enrolling in two summer courses.

  Fall Spring Summer Total
Year 11616638
Year 21716-33
Year 32020-40
Year 420--20
Total for degree 131

Graduate in 3 Years

Example 1: Save nearly two semesters of costs by entering with four AP/IB courses then overloading on courses for three semesters and enrolling in one summer or winter course.

  Fall Spring Summer/
Winter
Total
Pre-matricu­lation (AP/IB)---16
Year 11620440
Year 21718-35
Year 32020-40
Total for degree 131

Example 2: Save nearly one semester of costs by overloading on courses for four semesters and enrolling in five summer courses over two summers.

  Fall Spring Summer Total
Year 116201046
Year 21720845
Year 32020-40
Total for degree 131

*Students can take up to 20 credits in selected semesters for the same flat-rate tuition; the fifth course is on a space-available basis. Students need to be in good academic standing to take 20 credits. In addition, first-year students need to earn a GPA of 2.7 or better in the fall term to be able to take 20 credits in the first-year spring term.