Parents & Family

Staying on Track for Graduation

Through academic advising appointments and online tools like the Academic Program Evaluation (Eval), BW students can easily stay on track for a timely graduation.

The Eval is a record-keeping online tool that allows a student to track which courses he or she has completed. It also lists the courses for which a student is registered and the ones that are still needed to complete requirements. The Eval tallies the total number of credit hours earned by the student.

Equally important to students are the academic advising appointments they have each semester. These sessions enable students to review coursework, discuss co-curricular, study abroad and experiential learning activities, and plan ahead for graduate school, employment or other post-graduation opportunities. Other tips students can employ for graduating on time include:

  • Carefully reviewing the college catalog and knowing all requirements for graduation
  • Taking an average of 15.5 credit hours each semester
  • Registering for classes as early as possible to avoid getting shut out of required courses
  • Being diligent in completing academic requirements during freshman and sophomore years and being aware of prerequisites needed for upper-level courses
  • Avoiding the need to drop courses. Dropping courses wastes time and money 
  • Taking courses that meet more than one requirement (core as well as for a major) whenever possible
  • Considering summer school for needed coursework or to lessen the load during the school year