Explore the Student Life site for a full range of services, events and programs Student Success offers for you!
Additionally, here are some helpful academic planning tips for you.
Develop a 4-Year Plan
- Visit your advisor every semester to develop and track your academic plan
- Declare your major and know your degree requirements
- Track your progress in Degree Works
Manage Your Finances
- Create a budget and live with that budget
- Know your financial aid and scholarship requirements
- Minimize your student loan debt
Take 15 Credits Each Semester
Explore Your Career
- Connect with the Career Services
- Assess your skills, values, personality, and career goals
- Gain valuable career skills via part-time jobs, internships, and co-ops
Finish in Four!
Did you know that...
- Every semester a student extends their enrollment, they could be adding nearly $11,000 to the cost of their degree?
- If a student withdraws from one 3-hour course each semester, they will have to enroll for at least one more year at a cost of more than $21,000?
- In addition to the cost of the degree, the student will lose estimated wages of $39,400 per year (the average entry-level salary for a state university system bachelor’s degree)?
- If a student completes two-thirds or less of the courses attempted, it will take two additional years to graduate and two years of lost wages? The price tag: $121,860!*
So how do you avoid spending all this extra? Take 15!
Take 15 credits every semester and graduate in four years -- that's your formula for success! You'll minimize your debt, accelerate your graduation and launch your career faster!
*Visit the Financial Aid Cost of Attendance webpage for details.
AVOID Excess Credit Hours
To encourage students to complete their baccalaureate degree as quickly and efficiently as possible, the Florida Legislature implemented what is commonly referred to as an "Excess Credit Hour Surcharge." The statute requires universities to add a surcharge to each credit hour taken in excess of the total hours (typically 120) required to obtain a degree. For more information about this surcharge and how you can avoid it, visit the Registrar's website.