I've just submitted my last course request that I will need to submit in a while (you never know). It was for my last 6 credits of research and dissertation for my dissertation. This means that I expect to finish this degree this spring.
Let's see, i started taking classes in my ph.d. in the spring of 2001 and if i finish in the spring of 2004, that is spring 2001, 2001-2002 year, 2002-2003 year, 2003-2004 year. 3.5 years of part-time study, working 40 hours a week or so. that really should be considered good, i think.