If you start at U-Mary as a freshman with a single declared major, we guarantee you can graduate in four years. If you donít graduate in four years, your fifth year is free! At U-Mary, you can earn your degree and start your career before some of your friends are even out of college.
We take pride in our personalized academic advising and making classes available when you need them, so we can make this unique guarantee.
U-Mary guarantees that new students, who enter the University in the fall as first-year, undergraduate students and follow these guidelines to qualify, will be able to graduate in four years.
- If, as a student, you complete an average of sixteen (16) credits each semester;
- If you maintain a minimum of 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and you attain the required grade point in your intended major;
- If you do not fail or withdraw from any course during this four-year period of time, and are accepted for required internships and practicum in your major during this four-year period.
- If you are formally accepted into your chosen major before the beginning of the junior year, follow the course sequence in the advisorís manual beginning in your first year, and maintain that majorís required academic progression and skills requirements.
If, despite having met all the above requirements, you do not complete your education in four years, the U-Mary will offer you a grant (after federal and state financial aid have been credited to you) to cover tuition costs of the courses required to complete the degree. A student exercising the pledge must apply for financial aid prior to enrolling for the additional course work.
- If you are required to take developmental courses (ENG098, ASD097)
- If your ACT composite score is below 21 and you have less than 2.5 cumulative high school grade point
- If you enroll in one major as a freshman and change majors during the four-year time period
- If you elect an additional major or elect to complete additional certifications that extend the course of study
- If you ďstop-outĒ for a semester due to personal, financial or other reasons
- If you are placed on academic suspension
- If you limit your internship location, and there is no internship opening at that location
Then, you are no longer covered by the guarantee.