Four Year Graduation Plan

Cal U 4 You: The Four-Year Graduation Plan

We keep you on track toward your college degree.

At Cal U, we care about your success. Our Four-Year Graduation Plan is a commitment to keeping you on target to earn your bachelor's degree in four years.

This no-cost program helps Cal U students reach their college degree goals on time with a unique combination of advising, priority course scheduling and individual attention.

Follow a Clear Path to Success:

 Set a Goal

  • We'll help you set positive academic goals to lay out the road map to where you want to go.
  • You'll receive a goal checklist to help you stay focused, motivate yourself and keep your priorities in order.


3  Stay on Track

  • You'll stay on track by following program guidelines and requirements.
  • We'll monitor your progress to ensure you meet all degree requirements for graduation.
  • Our dedicated academic advising services mean you'll enroll in the right classes at the right time.

 Create a Plan

  • Work with Cal U's advising and scheduling team to come up with a personalized academic plan to meet your degree goals.
  • Benefit from individual support, every step of the way.


4  Earn your Degree

  • Reach your degree goals in four years, or sooner!
  • Open up life and career opportunities.
  • Launch your career, begin earning returns on your educational investment and enjoy a more fruitful life.

Save 44% or More on Your College Education.

An added benefit of Cal U's Four-Year Graduation Plan is huge savings for you and your family. Finishing your undergraduate degree in four years means you eliminate the cost of adding a fifth year to your studies, which can add around 44% (about $70,000) to your total expenses, including room and board, tuition, books and the income lost from that first year of work after graduation.

Cal U's Four-Year Graduation Plan FAQ

For more information, please contact Cal U's Four-Year Graduation Plan Office

Who is the plan for?

Cal U's Four-Year Graduation Plan is for students who:

  • Enroll in Cal U as first-time freshmen during the fall term.
  • Stick to one major.
  • Take a full course load.
  • Make appropriate academic progress.

How does the plan work?

Students interested in and eligible for the Four-Year Graduation Plan will sign a commitment plan. This commitment holds both the student and the University accountable for clear, achievable goals and actions to earn a Cal U bachelor's degree in four years or less.

What are the student's responsibilities?

  • Set clear academic goals.
  • Work with University staff to develop an academic plan.
  • Enroll and complete a Career Assessment.
  • Meet with advising and scheduling services each semester to ensure courses fulfill all program requirements.
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credits per year.
  • Maintain the grade-point averages required by the declared major.
  • Enroll in summer and/or winter sessions to catch up or get ahead.
  • Seek help if problems arise.

What are Cal U's responsibilities?

  • Provide an academic goal sheet.
  • Provide dedicated advising and scheduling services.
  • Help student develop an academic plan.
  • Monitor and track progress and notify the student of any failure to fulfill responsibilities.
  • Administer positive action planning when needed.
  • Furnish Degree Works degree-audit access and instructions on its use.
  • Make the Career Advantage Program and Activities Transcripts available to the student.