Your degree planning sheet will list the number of credit hours required to complete your degree. Divide that number by the number of years you plan to attend college. For example: There are 120 credit hours required for the degree, and you want to finish in four years. 120/4 = 30 credit hours per year.
Take 30 Credits
Make every credit count
Not all credits will count toward your degree. Work to balance electives and required courses so all your credits will count.
Take all of the required courses
Required courses often must be taken in order. Lay out a plan so you don’t miss taking a class that is only offered once a year—not every semester. It may be a prerequisite for another class and could hold up graduation.
Take classes at other IU campuses
Many classes across IU campuses transfer easily, but ask your advisor first, especially as you reach your junior and senior year. Not all courses will transfer toward your degree program.
Electives are classes not required by your major that help you broaden your knowledge base. Take electives that interest you, but keep track of the credits because once you are beyond your limit, they don't count toward graduation.