Stanford students can opt for time-outs


More than 1,700 students crossed the stage Sunday to receive one of the most prestigious documents in academia: a Stanford University degree. But some in the class weren’t there, having chosen to pursue dreams that seemed too ripe to put on hold, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. At Stanford, 95 percent of students complete a bachelor’s degree in six years or less. So students who “stop out,” or leave with the intention of someday wrapping up their degree, are rare…

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