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WT Graduation Pledge

West Texas A&M University guarantees students have a pathway to graduation in four years.

The WT Graduation Pledge program ensures that courses needed for graduation in four years will be available. That means students will pay for no more than four years of college, which can mean great savings for the student and their family.

New, entering freshmen who complete a degree in four years and meet certain requirements will receive a $1,000 tuition rebate upon graduation.

The program recognizes the importance of Texas undergraduate students being able to earn their bachelor’s degree in timely fashion.

The four-year graduation pledge relies on mutual commitment from the student to follow a list of practical guidelines while attending college, and from the University to ensure that required courses or acceptable alternatives are available.

The University backs up the pledge with a $1,000 rebate if the institution doesn’t meet the obligation.

Beginning Fall 2009 incoming freshmen can sign up for the WT Graduation Pledge.

Qualifying students are Texas residents who enter college for the first time in fall 2009 or later.

Participating students agree to these prudent practices:

* Select an approved major early and stay with that major.
* Work closely with an academic advisor to develop a four-year curricular plan.
* Regularly seek and follow the guidance of the academic advisor.
* Sign up early for classes during each semester’s early registration period.
* Successfully complete a minimum of fifteen credit hours per semester.
* When a required course is not available, notify the academic advisor.

Our commitment:  If the student adheres to all program requirements and is not able to graduate within four years, West Texas A&M University will still provide the student with a $1,000 tuition rebate upon graduation.

This program is designed for those who want to complete their degree program as quickly as possible. However, not all students are in a position to graduate in four years: Some may need or prefer to work more hours and attend school part-time, or they may be enrolled in a program or a double-major that requires more than four years. Others may just choose a different pace or the opportunity to take a wider range of courses that are not directly related to their field of study.

How to participate: Students who are interested should consult with an academic adviser in the University’s Advising Services office (806.651.5300). New students will have an opportunity to schedule an advising appointment during New Student Orientation prior to the start of classes.  More information and a sample of the agreement can be found here:
WT Graduation Pledge Contract