Student Academic Success
Degree Completion


Full-time degree seeking students normally are expected to complete the undergraduate program in four years. To help students meet graduation requirements the university will facilitate enhanced student advising through the following measures:

Academic units create 4-year graduation templates that specify the university general education requirements, degree requirements for each major and provide semester-by-semester course schedule models.

    Academic units provide graduation progress benchmarks for each academic major. Units establish schedules for regular periodic reviews of student progress, and students who are in danger of falling behind the program benchmarks will be required to consult with an advisor prior to registration.

    Students who do not achieve the progress expectations will be permitted to continue in the major only upon the approval of the dean of their college.

    When students change majors, they are required to present an academic plan to the new major unit that demonstrates their ability to complete their major in a timely manner.


Please see additional information from the Office of Undergraduate Studies.

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0110 Hornbake Library South (Bldg. 147)
4130 Campus Dr.
College Park, MD 20742