The 15 to Finish Campaign encourages students to take 15 credit hours or more per semester to improve timely degree completion and reduce the costs of higher education.
An important factor in on-time degree completion is credit momentum, which refers to course loads when you begin college. The more momentum you build early on in college, the greater the chance you will graduate altogether and on-time.
College students who complete at least 15 credits per semester are more likely to complete their degrees. UW System data shows that students who take 30 credits or more in their first year are more likely to return and graduate.
The 15 To Finish Campaign at UW Oshkosh is part of a larger campaign in the UW System.
A 4-year degree requires a minimum of 120 credits. To graduate in four years, students will need to take at least 30 credits per year. Students can split up 15 credits per semester however they like — using interim and summer semesters too! As long as 30 credits are taken each year, students will be on track to graduate.