Four-Year Graduation Guarantee

Earn an Iowa State degree in just four years.                          

Soar in 4!  You can earn that prestigious Iowa State degree in just four years, complemented by experiences such as study abroad, internship, and service learning.  Granted it will take significant work and commitment on your part, but you've already dedicated yourself to those values by deciding on Iowa State.  Your university promises equal dedication in working by your side.  Iowa State University offers over 100 majors in six undergraduate colleges.  All but two programs, architecture and landscape architecture, may be completed in four years.  All students pursuing four-year bachelor degrees are automatically covered by the Soar in 4: Four-Year Graduation Guarantee.  No need to sign up - you are already covered by the guarantee.

Graduating in four years (or eight semesters) allows you to:

  • Save money. Those additional semesters of course-work add up. When you commit to graduating in only eight semesters, your budget needs will be less -- and more clearly defined.
  • Accelerate your entry into the job market or advanced education. The sooner the degree is yours, the sooner your career begins.
  • Keep focus on your academic.  Earning 15 to 18 credits a semester and maintaining good academic standing guarantees you a first-class intellectual experience.

Your end of the deal? It's simple:

  • Keep in close contact with your Iowa State academic adviser, who will guide you in your academic decisions and keep you up-to-date with university policies and procedures.
  • Take required courses at the times they are available.
  • Maintain your registration at ISU during off-campus experiences.
  • Be a responsible student. Register for classes promptly and monitor your progress on a regular basis through your personal degree audit and with your academic adviser. Manage your time wisely. Study.
  • Keep your goals in sight.

If you keep up your end of the deal, ISU will guarantee that you will be able to get the classes you must have to graduate.

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