Arkansas State University - Jonesboro
Guaranteed 8-semester Degree Completion Program
and University Policies
Pursuant to Act 1014 of 2005, qualified first-time freshmen may elect to participate in a guaranteed 8-semester degree completion program for most bachelorís degree programs. The list of degree majors that are included in the 8-semester degree completion program is published on the institutional website and in the undergraduate bulletin. A student must accept or waive participation in the guaranteed 8-semester degree completion program.
When choosing to participate in the guaranteed 8-semester degree completion program, a student accepts responsibility for monitoring his/her progress toward a degree and for making choices that will lead to graduation in four years.
Please check one of the following options:
q ACCEPTANCE: As a first-time freshman, I have declared a major in __________________________________ at Arkansas State University and wish to participate in the guaranteed 8-semester degree completion program.
I acknowledge that: 1) I must follow exactly the 8-semester degree plan for my major; 2) I must make satisfactory academic progress and maintain a grade point average of 2.00 or greater; 3) I must complete at least 30-36 semester credit hours of appropriate course work each academic year as outlined in my degree plan; 4) I must have my class schedule approved by my official departmental advisor and register for classes each semester during my designated registration period; 5) I must accept any available course section that can be accommodated in my class schedule; and 6) If I change my major, the guaranteed 8-semester degree plan is voided. Other events based on my actions that may void the guarantee include the dropping or failure of a course, withdrawal from the university, non-payment of fees, non-participation in required assessments and disciplinary actions.
q WAIVER: As a first-time freshman, I do not wish to participate in the guaranteed 8-semester degree completion program, due to the following:
q I have not declared a major and I am not eligible to participate in the guaranteed 8-semester degree completion program.
q I understand that my declared major is not included in the guaranteed 8-semester degree completion program.
q I am not eligible to participate in the guaranteed 8-semester degree completion program because I must enroll in one or more developmental courses (pre-college level) or pre-requisite courses required in my selected major.
q I have been admitted conditionally (admitted with restrictions) to Arkansas State University.
q I am not eligible to participate in guaranteed 8-semester degree completion program because I am not a full-time student.
q None of the above. I do not wish to participate in the program.
I understand that I have waived my rights under Act 1014 of 2005 and the guaranteed 8-semester degree completion program if I fail to return this form with my signature to my official departmental advisor prior to the first day of classes for the first semester that I attend the university.
I acknowledge that that my ASU student email account is the official means of university communication and I am responsible for checking my account regularly and maintaining the status of my account mailbox. I understand and accept that I am responsible for any official notifications and communications transmitted to my official email address.
I understand that I am responsible for participating in any mandatory state and institutional assessment exams during my degree program and that my failure to participate in required assessments can prevent my registration for subsequent terms and may delay my degree completion and graduation.
I acknowledge that I have received information concerning the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), as amended, and understand my rights as provided by this Act.
Student Name (please print) Student ID Number
Student Signature Date
Advisor Signature Date
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