Parents & Family

Staying on Track for Graduation

Through academic advising appointments and online record-keeping tools that facilitate efficient and effective student planning, BW students can easily stay on track for a timely graduation.

Students are encouraged to regularly visit their academic advisors to review coursework, discuss co-curricular, study abroad and experiential learning activities, and plan ahead for graduate school, employment or other post-graduation opportunities. Among 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