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14 Reasons Graduating In December Totally Rocks

Midterm graduations are hot. Despite taking place during the winter months.

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June is the month that people usually associate with graduations.

Because high schools and colleges typically have graduation ceremonies either during late May or early June.

But not EVERYONE is a summer graduate.

There are millions of us "midterm grads" who said (or will be saying) our goodbyes in December.

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And we want it to be known that graduating midyear is more awesome than graduating in June.

Here's why:

1. The graduation ceremony is hella short.

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The amount of people graduating is just a fraction of the number that participate in June. Meaning the ceremonies don't take as long, and you can get on to more important things. Like parties and presents.

2. Fewer graduates means there’s less of a chance the announcer is going to Adele Dazeem your name.

The odds are in your favor.

3. Your friends and family won’t have any problems finding a good seat.

Because no one wants to fight for seats in their semi-formal graduation attire.

4. Or a decent parking space at the ceremony.

Graduation parking doesn't have to be a nightmare.

5. You probably won’t be too familiar with the other people you’re walking with, which means you can let loose with your emotions.

No friends around to judge means there's no need to hold back any tears. 😂
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No friends around to judge means there's no need to hold back any tears. 😂

6. No dinner reservations? No problem.

Good luck finding a decent restaurant with a last-minute table for ten close to where you're graduating in June. But in December? Usually not a problem, unless the restaurant happens to be booked for a holiday party.

7. The lines to register for grad activities and pick up supplies aren’t nearly as long in winter.

Who wants to wait a long line to pick up their cap and gown? NO ONE!

8. You can save money by buying stuff early.

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All of that graduation stuff you're currently seeing at Target, grocery stores, and pretty much everywhere else is going to be on clearance later this month. If you're a midyear graduate you can stock up and save on announcements, party supplies, etc.

9. And you could potentially save some SERIOUS cash on tuition. / Via

College tuition isn't cheap, and by finishing your degree requirements a semester early you can save a lot of money.

10. You graduate with a six month head start.

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While most of your former classmates are starting their final semester you're already moving onto the next adventure in life.

11. Meaning less competition if you’re planning to start job hunting.

At least for positions targeting recent grads.

12. Or half a year of free time to do whatever you want with.

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You could travel, take a full-time internship, or dedicate six months to preparing for grad school exams.

13. You can let loose during the holidays.

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Then start off the new year pretty much as a new person.

14. Graduating early looks good on your resume.

It shows that you’re a go-getter, and that you finish projects ahead of schedule.

But no matter the season, graduating is definitely something worth celebrating.

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Congratulations to all the graduates out there! 🎓

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