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At Roberts Wesleyan University, 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?

Nationwide, 60% of college students do not graduate in 4 years

https://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d16/tables/dt16_326.10.asp 60% pie chart

That can cost 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.

You’ll graduate with more than just a degree; you’ll be world
career-ready! Spend 4 years with us and you’ll have a better
sense of yourself, your gifts, skills, and purpose.

4-year Guarantee: You’ll graduate on time, we guarantee it.

We will work with you to stay on track to complete your undergraduate degree in a major that aligns with your goals, gifts, and talents. If you are not sure what you want to study. No problem, we’ve got you covered! Enter into our Academic Exploration Program and you’ll still be able to graduate in 4 years.

Career Fair 4-year Career Plan: Be equipped for success and ready for interviews!

Graduate with confidence that you’ll be ready for what comes next. Our career plan is more than a templated approach and includes mentorship, networking, and resources to help prep you for your future career. Additionally, you’ll have access to an interactive digital platform to keep you on track over your four years. Get hands-on-training through internships and study abroad opportunities. You can be assured that’ll you’ll leave Roberts with not only the technical know-how but also the moral attributes, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills that employers are looking for.

Student bible study 4 years of Spiritual Formation: At Roberts, spiritual and academic growth go hand in hand.

We aim to help you gain a stronger sense of yourself in Christ’s image through bible courses, chapel, mission trips, and service to others. Utilize your time here to grow personally and in turn, gain a better perspective and higher empathy for those around you and across the world.

graduate raising hands in triumph $40,000 Grant total over the four years through the Roberts Opportunity Grant.

The Roberts Opportunity Grant is $10,000 per year to first-time full-time freshman students who represent character consistent with the goals of Roberts Wesleyan University. This grant is renewed annually, and awarded to students who do not qualify for any academic scholarships.

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 of $8,000 per year goes to first-time full-time freshman students who represent character consistent with the goals of Roberts Wesleyan University. This grant is renewed annually, and 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

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 University 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 University.
  • 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: Beginning Fall 2018

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