Four Year Promise



At Roberts Wesleyan College, we are committed to giving you a head start in earning income and achieving your personal goals by helping you graduate in four years. In fact, we guarantee it.



Did You Know?

60% of college students do not graduate in 4 years 60% pie chart

That can cost you as much as
in tuition, interest on loans, and lost income and retirement savings.


Taking a single extra year to finish college could cost you:


in lost income


in lost lifetime retirement savings

Because We Want You To Succeed After You Graduate, We Are Offering You a 4-Year Promise.


We promise: you will graduate within four years.

Roberts will guarantee graduation within four years to qualified students entering the traditional undergraduate program. We commit to providing the courses, advising, instruction and support.

You promise: to fulfill your responsibilities.

If you follow through on your responsibilities and are not able to graduate in 4 years, we will pay for the courses you need to graduate.



What do you get with 4 years at Roberts?


Career Fair 4-year Career Plan: Equip yourself, for success after graduation.
4-year Guarantee: You’ll graduate on time, we guarantee it.


Student bible study 4 years of Spiritual Formation: At Roberts, spiritual and academic growth go hand in hand.
graduate raising hands in triumph $32,000 Grant total over the four years through the Roberts Opportunity Grant.

If you fulfill your responsibilities and are not able to graduate in 4 years,

Roberts will pay for the courses you need to graduate.

And we'll make it possible for you to reach that point with this generous opportunity grant.

The Roberts Opportunity Grant awards $8,000 per year to recipients who are admitted as first-time full-time freshman students and represent character consistent with the goals of Roberts Wesleyan College. The scholarship is renewed annually. Freshman: Awarded to students who do not qualify for any Academic Scholarships.


Contact the Office of Admissions.

How it Works

4 year guarantee


available to all full-time freshmen

4 year guarantee


Leave the pesky paperwork out of it. It's as simple as signing a contract before you start classes

4 year guarantee


Be sure to meet with your academic advisor at least once a semester to stay on track for the 4-year graduation guarantee

The Fine Print

Read further for step by step instructions throughout the 4 year process

Limitations/ Extensions

The guarantee is limited to a one-degree program with a single major and no minor

  • This guarantee is only for those who begin their college education at Roberts.
  • Where options between courses are available, students are not guaranteed their first choice.
  • Students not able to register for the courses needed within four years must complete the free course(s) at Roberts Wesleyan College within two terms of the end of four years (e.g. a summer and fall for those completing four years in the spring; or spring and summer for those completing four years in the fall).
  • This guarantee does not apply to “fifth-year” programs (ex. certain teacher education credential requirements) or minimum units beyond graduation requirements (CPA qualifications, etc.) beyond the basic four-year bachelor degree.

Additional Considerations

  • Meet with your advisor and sign up for the guarantee during the fall semester of the freshman year. 
  • Commit to your major and begin prerequisite or lower- division major courses by the second semester of your freshman year and keep that major until graduation.
    • In the case of science majors including Nursing, Biology, Bio-Chemistry, Chemistry, and Physics, the major must be declared before registering for first semester courses.
  • Complete at least 30 credits in the first year and 32 credits each following year (average 16 per semester of continuous full-time enrollment).
  • Complete required courses successfully (see catalog for minimum acceptable grades) without dropping required or approved courses during a semester
  • Meet major-specific requirements including GPA and remaining in good standing academically and behaviorally with the College.
  • Meet with your advisor each semester for advising before registration opens and take the courses approved by the advisor that complete requirements, in the appropriate sequence and as they become available.
  • Register within the first allowed week of registration for specific class standing every semester to gain a spot in the classes needed.
  • Notify your advisor during registration week if you are unable to register for an approved course so that an alternative plan can be made.
  • Apply for financial aid and submit required documents by appropriate deadlines.
  • Make sure your student account is paid in full when due.
  • If you are admitted with Provision Standing, you are permitted to participate, too. In this case, you will need to complete 30 credits in the first year through enrollment in summer courses.
  • The four-year promise is based on continuous full-time enrollment and does not include loss of class time as a result of personal injury, illness, or other personal circumstances.

Note: The Cooperative Engineering programs are not included.

Note: Begining Fall 2018

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