Would employers care if you graduate in 8 years?

Some people work full time and go to college part time, graduating in 8 years. Would employers care?

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  • 1 year ago

    They care about where you stand in the ratings. If you graduate at the top of your class, they will want you. If you graduate in the lower half, most won't want you at all. No, an employer is not going to care if you worked part-time while going to school. Many people do that, probably most. If it is the 8 years that you are wondering about, if flunking a few times and retaking the course is what took you so long, yes, they will care. If it was a 4 year course and it took you 8, and you worked a lot through that, they probably won't care, if your grade is high enough.

    Source(s): Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience & with Employment law experience.
    • RICK
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      1 year agoReport

      Most places don't care about class standing

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  • Judith
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Why on earth would they care although some employers will help cover the cost of the schooling IF you agree to continue working there once you have your degree. Your degree would only matter to them if you would be eligible for higher paying jobs with them which you wouldn't have been eligible for otherwise and you apply for those jobs. If not, they couldn't care less what you do with your time when not on the job as long as it doesn't interfere with your work.

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  • Judy
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    usually not

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  • 1 year ago

    Nope its the degree that counts

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  • Never
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    1 year ago

    This is how it goes.

    High GPA is better than a low GPA.

    An 8 year graduate would not mean as much as your GPA.

    That is if they have multiple applicants and can choose.

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  • 1 year ago

    No, all that matters is if you can get the job done.

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  • 1 year ago

    No. They shouldn't, as long as you meet the education requirements for the position.

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  • DON W
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    The employer normally won't care, unless they had given you a deadline for completion.

    Some college programs, though, set an amount of time you have to finish the program--it's worth checking into.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    No. I graduated in 10 years and they barely noticed. It was actually a plus because I’ll be able to list my graduation date for longer. The only negative is that you’re missing out in income if you look at your lifetime earnings

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Yeah you have to have the diploma if that's for the job you are applying for.

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