Degree Completion Guarantee

Board of Regents Resolution

The Board of Regents recognizes that it is important for University of Nebraska undergraduate students to earn their bachelor’s or first-professional degrees in a timely fashion. The University of Nebraska, therefore, commits itself to providing each student all necessary assistance to ensure graduation within four years of entering the university system, provided the student has appropriate high school preparation, pursues a course of study that is intended for four-year completion and adheres to prudent practices in pursuing a degree. Prudent degree-seeking practices include:

  • selecting a major early in the college career and adhering to the same;
  • working closely with academic advisers to develop a four-year curricular plan;
  • pre-registering early during each semester’s pre-registration period;
  • registering for and completing 15-18 credit hours per semester, with acceptable grades;
  • engaged in fewer than 20 hours per week at a job;
  • in case of a possible delay caused by unavailability of a course, notifying the department chair prior to the end of the semester before that in which the course is needed.

For its part, the University guarantees each student enrollment in courses that permit graduation in four years; if that is not possible, mutually acceptable alternatives may be provided, including allowing the student to substitute a different course.

The mutual commitment outlined in this resolution by both the university and the student will result in four-year graduation.