Lasell’s curriculum offers the flexibility to enable students in most majors to reduce the time it takes to complete a bachelor’s degree to 3 or 3½ years. By planning early, in consultation with an academic advisor, students can explore several possibilities for accelerating their progress towards the degree. These options may include taking up to 18 credits in several semesters with no extra charges (although, occasionally, it may be necessary to take and pay for more than 18 credits in a semester), earning additional credits during online summer and January sessions with substantially reduced tuition charges, and/or earning credit for previously acquired knowledge by taking the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam. In addition, some students may qualify to apply college credits earned from Advanced Placement high school courses or from high school dual enrollment programs.