Lingering Seniors Get a Soft Shove From Cal State

Like other colleges, the system seeks to help longtime students move on

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Antonette Co (center right), who has been at Cal State at Northridge for six years, says students should be allowed the time to learn who they really are during college.

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Antonette Co (center right), who has been at Cal State at Northridge for six years, says students should be allowed the time to learn who they really are during college.

California State University at Northridge just wants Randy Vitangcol to graduate already.

Mr. Vitangcol has been in college since 2005. He is on his second major. By the time he plans to finish college next spring, he expects to have amassed twice as many credit hours as he needs to complete the requirements for his current major, financial services.

"I've been in college for so long, sometimes it feels like I don't know anything else," he admits. He compares himself to Van