Finish

Purpose

Chowan University’s Finish Program is designed to encourage students to finish their undergraduate degree in four years. By providing personal academic guidance and helpful resources, students will have a clear vision of their goals. At the core of the Finish Program is a student pledge to follow four key success behaviors:

1.   Complete at least 30 credits per year
2.   Meet priority course registration deadlines
3.   Meet with academic advisors every semester
4.   Set and follow a four-year degree plan

All admitted students are encouraged to participate in the program.

 

Benefits

  • Designed to encourage and assist students in four-year graduation.
  • Students sign an agreement to participate and there is no penalty for withdrawing from the program.
  • A knowledgeable advisor to help support, guide, and assess your progress.
  • Participants who remain on track and in good academic standing are eligible for early registration.
  • A clear four-year plan of what courses to take and when. This plan will be your road map to graduation.
  • Assured seat in needed classes.
  • Career planning assistance and resources for on-campus and future employment.
  • Focused student success workshops.
  • Plan multiple semesters in advance.
  • Finishing on time saves money.
  • T-shirt provided during first fall semester.
  • Recognition dinner with senior administrators upon completion of thirty hours.
  • Pinning ceremony upon completion of sixty hours.
  • Graduation cord provided for commencement.

Student Success Points

The Student Success Points focus on key academic achievements in each semester. These achievements include gateway courses, credit hour accumulation, progress toward completion of general education requirements, academic performance, progress in major courses, etc. Students are assigned a point for a specific academic achievement. Points are accumulated.

A success point is intended to be a measure of progress or a milestone with very specific goals. Accomplishing each goal in a timely fashion is designed to guide the student to the next step. Linked together, the goals create a chain of accomplishments that propels the student toward degree completion.

The advisors, success coaches, academic advising coordinator, and administrators will use the success points as a guide to help students find and stay on their path to success.

 

Semester

Goals

1

1) Complete CU 101 or have it waived
(2) Complete ENGL 101, ENGL 102, or a math course
(3) Earn a passing grade in all courses attempted
(4) Complete 13 or more credit hours
(5) Minimum GPA of 2.0

Earn a minimum of 3 points. 

2

(1) Complete CU 102 or have it waived
(2) Complete ENGL 101, ENGL 102, or a math course
(3) Earn a passing grade in all courses attempted
(4) Complete 27 or more credit hours
(5) Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Earn a minimum of 7 total points.

3

(1) Complete 3rd  semester
(2) Complete 19 or more general education hours
(3) Earn a passing grade in all courses attempted
(4) Complete 43 or more credit hours
(5) Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Earn a minimum of 11 total points

4

(1) Complete a Declaration of Major Form
(2) Complete 25 or more general education hours
(3) Earn a passing grade in all courses attempted
(4) Complete 60 or more credit hours
(5) Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Earn a minimum of 16 total points

5

(1) Complete 5th  semester
(2) Earn a passing grade in all courses attempted
(3) Complete 12 hours in major with Cs or higher
(4) Complete 75 or more credit hours
(5) Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Earn a minimum of 21 total points

6

(1) Earn a passing grade in all courses attempted
(2) Complete 18 hours in major with Cs or higher
(3) Complete 31 general education hours
(4) Complete 90 or more credit hours
(5) Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Earn a minimum of 27 total points

7

(1) Complete 7th  semester
(2) Earn a passing grade in all courses attempted
(3) Complete 24 hours in major with Cs or higher
(4) Complete 105 or more credit hours
(5) Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Earn a minimum of 34 total points

8

1) Complete Graduation Application
(2) Complete all general education requirements
(3) Complete all hours required in major
(4) Complete 120 credit hours or more as required by major
(5) Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher as required by major

Earn 40 total points