First ‘UNCG in 3’ class graduates

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GREENSBORO, N.C.--Instead of graduating in four years, UNC Greensboro says you can do it in three.

"UNCG in 3" is a program geared toward highly motivated students that enroll in the university with previous college credit obtained in high school.

Students like Elyssa Tucker select their classes and meet with a school appointed advisor to plan the next three years.

"My advisor sat down with me for two hours to map out the credits, the advisors got my back," Tucker said.

UNCG administrators say the five graduates of the first "UNCG in 3" class will save over $8,000 dollars a year by graduating a year early.

That's great news to Elyssa Tucker and her parents.

"I am saving a years worth of tuition. That my parents are in love with," she smiled.

Twenty majors are featured in the "UNCG in 3" program.

In 2015, 62 students are on track to graduate UNCG in three years.