What is a College Completion Plan?
It’s a road map of each year you plan to be in college. Working with your college advisor to create a plan will ensure you complete college on time and take all the necessary courses, and electives, to earn the degree you want. Taking 12 credits is considered full time; however, if you want to graduate in four years (for a bachelor’s degree) or 2 years (for an associate degree), you need to plan on taking at least 15 credits each semester (30 credits each year). Click here to learn more about graduating on time.
Where do I start?
If you’re at a public Indiana college, you should receive a degree map that shows all the courses you’ll need to take to finish your degree. If you’re at a private college, ask your advisor for a list. Be sure to find out when each course is offered, too.
Get your advisor’s opinion on whether you will be able to finish on time with the number of major(s) and minor(s) you choose. If you want to have more than one major, ask your advisor to help you choose courses that count toward both degrees.
How can I keep track of my plan?
The best way to keep on track is to map it out. Write out the specific courses you will take each semester, including which ones count toward your major and minor. Some courses are only offered in the fall or spring or even every other year. Also, some courses have prerequisites that must be taken first. Don’t forget about summer courses — a great way to make sure you graduate on time! Run everything by your advisor to make sure it will work. If you make any changes as you go, be sure to double-check that you aren’t missing an important requirement.