Four Year Graduation Guarantee Policy

  • Custodian of Policy: Registrar
    Effective Date: Current
    Last Review: Unknown
    Next Review: TBD

    Policy

    Minnesota State University Moorhead guarantees that all undergraduate students wishing to graduate in four years will be provided necessary courses as required by the University in the student's selected major field of study. Any required courses needed beyond four years will be provided to the student tuition-free.

    Conditions

    The Graduation Guarantee is only effective if the following conditions are met:

    • All Fall Semester freshmen wishing to participate in the graduation guarantee program must complete the guarantee application form and officially declare a major before the drop deadline (seventh day) of Fall Semester.
    • All participating students must be qualified to begin without remedial courses as determined by the department and the University.
    • All participating students must register for classes each semester and have their class schedules approved by their official departmental advisor.
    • All participating students must meet any program GPA or grade requirements as stipulated in the Bulletin or schedule of classes.
    • All participating students must successfully complete an average course load of 16 credits, or 15 credits for B.A., each semester (32 credits, or 30 credits for B.A./year).
    • Participating students selecting a major requiring a minor must choose the minor no later than the end of their first year.
    • Any courses failed or repeated will void the guarantee
    • Any change in major, options, or mirror will void the guarantee .
    • Required internships and research projects are beyond the scope of the guarantee (except for chemistry research).

    Definitions

    The following programs offer the graduation guarantee:

    Accounting
    Anthropology
    Art & Design (B.A. and B.S.)
    Biosciences (B.A. in Biology)
    Business Administration
    Chemistry
    Communication Studies (B.A.)
    Computer Information Systems
    Computer Information Technology
    Computer Science
    Criminal Justice
    Economics
    Elementary & Early Childhood Education
    English (B.A.)
    Finance
    Gerontology
    Graphic Communications
    History
    Health
    Industrial Technology
    International Business
    Management
    Marketing
    Mass Communications
    Mathematics
    Music (B.A. and B.S. in Performance)
    Paralegal
    Philosophy
    Physical Education
    Physics
    Political Science
    Psychology
    Secondary Education/Foundations (Except Life Science and Music)
    Social Work
    Sociology
    Special Education
    Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences
    Theatre Arts (B.A.)