I hope all is well. If you are a high school student, I would suggest taking Dual-Enrollment courses at your school/local college or Advanced Placement (AP) courses to initiate the completion of some college credits. Side-note: with Dual-enrollment courses you just have to take the class and pass it to receive college credit; with AP courses you have to take and pass an exam at the end of the school year with a minimum score of 3 to receive some type of college credit. Your high school counselor or college advisor may assist with this process.
If you are a college student, I suggest taking a look at your degree-audit and comparing courses that may overlap and fulfill several requirements for the completion of your degree. You can create an appointment with your advisor for further assistance.
Ashley recommends the following next steps:
Ashley and Carlton offered some great advice! I would also recommend taking virtual classes, if possible. Most likely, the college you attend will offer (and encourage you to take) virtual classes at some point. If you haven't taken one before, virtual classes allow for flexibility so you can work ahead and finish early. Even if your high school doesn't offer this option, you may be able to take a few courses through another state program. As Ashley advised, it's always best to check with your guidance counselor to make sure you're on the right track.
Kristin recommends the following next steps:
Something that I have done while in college is taking at least one course every summer during my college life. By either taking a course that you need at a community college near your home or staying at university over the summer to take a course, you can easily squeeze more classes into the typical 4-year program. Furthermore, most colleges will require you to take at least 4 classes per semester, but by taking 5 or even sometimes 6 you can usually get ahead by an entire semester in the long run.
Riley recommends the following next steps: