Education: Degrees in Three Years

A plan to give students a college education in spite of the draft was announced last week by a group of U.S. colleges, which all spring had been worried stiff about next year's enrollment (TIME, April 14): beginning next autumn they will let students get degrees in three years instead of four so that they may be graduated before the draft age (21).

From 400 to 500 liberal-arts colleges will offer a three-year course, besides their normal four-year one, said their spokesman, Dr. Guy Everett Snavely, executive director of the Association of American Colleges. He guessed about 250,000 students would enroll for...

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