West Virginia Higher Education Officials Promote Full Courseload

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West Virginia higher education officials are promoting a campaign to get students through college on time.
As the campaign's name suggests, the "15 to Finish" initiative encourages students to take 15 credit hours each semester. That puts a student seeking a four-year degree on track to finish his or her studies in four years.
Proponents of the campaign said research shows that taking a full course load each semester improves academic performance, reduces student loan debt and increases a student's job prospects.
The policy has been promoted by the Higher Education Policy Commission. Representatives of the state's public four-year colleges and universities were in Charleston Tuesday to launch the program.