Students at Rogers State University may follow many diverse paths to complete the associate or baccalaureate degrees. Students may elect to complete their associate degree requirements within two years of their initial freshman enrollment and/or complete their baccalaureate degree requirements within four years of their initial freshman enrollment.
Rogers State University has developed plans to help students who wish to complete an associate degree in two years and students who would like to complete their baccalaureate degree in four years. Students who elect to participate in Rogers State University‘s Graduation Guarantee must work closely with their advisor(s) and faculty to ensure that courses are taken in the appropriate sequence. Students who elect to participate in the agreement outlined below can be assured that they will be able to graduate in two years or four years, depending on the appropriate degree.
By completing the appropriate documents, a student agrees to participate in the guarantee. Rogers State University assures the student that he/she will be able to enroll in courses that permit graduation in either two or four years. Graduation will not be delayed by the unavailability of courses.
Conditions the student must satisfy:
- Enter Rogers State University as a freshman.
- Choose a major that qualifies for the Two-Year or Four-Year Plan.
- Have the preparation to begin either a two- or four-year plan of study in a qualified major at entry to the University.
- Complete a minimum of one-fourth of the necessary credits per semester for the associate degree and one- eighth of the credits per semester for the baccalaureate degree.
- Meet with his/her advisor in a timely manner to discuss progress toward registration and graduation.
- Enroll in available courses needed for his/her selected program of study considering that any specific course may not be available at the time or semester in which the student would prefer to take it.
- Accept responsibility for monitoring his/her own progress and understanding advice given by his/her advisor so that he/she stays on track toward graduation.
- Change majors only if, at the time of the change, all requirements can be met within the designated two- or four-year plan.
- Remain in good academic standing as determined by the department, school, and University.
- Accept responsibility for timely annual applications for financial assistance.
- In writing, notify the dean of the school that offers the student‘s major that graduation may be delayed due to the unavailability of a course. This written notice must be made prior to the beginning of classes during the term in which the course is needed.
In the event that the University does not satisfy the commitments made herein, and the student is unable to register for needed courses due to the unavailability of a course (or courses), the department and school will choose one of the following:
- Allow the student to graduate in two or four years by substituting a different course (or courses), as determined by the Dean of the School that offers the student‘s major.
- Allow the student to graduate in two or four years by substituting an independent study assignment, as determined by the department and the school.
- Allow the student to graduate in two or four years by waiving the requirement to be met by the unavailable course (or courses), as determined by the department and the school.
- Allow the unavailability of a course (or courses) to delay the student from graduating in two or four years, in which case, the University will pay the tuition for the student to take the course(s) in a later term.
These procedures shall constitute the exclusive remedy for the guarantee. Rogers State University is under no obligation to provide these adjustments unless the student fulfills his/her obligations as stated above.