Marcel Pohl, a student at The School of Economics and Management in Germany was sued by the University for graduating with a master’s degree after just three semesters.
Pohl managed to complete all 60 exams required for his master’s in just 20 months (less than a quarter of the time it usually takes). He achieved this with the help of a couple of friends who attended the overlapping lectures and shared their notes with him.
“When I got the lawsuit, I thought it couldn’t be true,” the 22-year-old told Bild. “Performance is supposed to be worth something.”
The school is demanding Pohl pay $3,772 for “income loss” — essentially the money he would’ve spent had he stayed for all 11 semesters.
Pohl claims that the school knew about his plans ahead of time and didn’t object.