Pledge to Take 15

At Sacramento State, the “Finish in Four” program for first-year students and the “Through in Two” program for transfer students provide incentives and support for students who commit to taking at least the minimum number of units needed to complete their degrees in four years or two years, respectively. These programs are part of the California Promise, a commitment on behalf of the California State University system to support students in the timely completion of their degrees.

commencement photoStudents that take 15 units per semester are more likely to graduate, and get better grades.

"Finish in Four" and "Through in Two" encourage students to take 15 units per semester, or 30 units per year – including summer session, if necessary – to keep them on track for a timely graduation. The programs provide additional support services and incentives to help students succeed. As they get started, students will meet with advising and use Smart Planner, an online planning tool, to map out the courses they need to take.

Students taking 15 units …

  • • Get better grades
  • • Are more likely to graduate
  • • Are more satisfied overall

Students also will …

  • • Save in tuition and other fees
  • • Have less debt, smaller loans
  • • Earn sooner, earn more

“Finish in Four” student benefits:

  • • Priority registration for fall semester, spring semester, and summer session classes to stay “on-track.”
  • • Grants of up to $1,000 for summer session courses.
  • • In-person appointments with an advisor each semester to review courses and degree progression.
  • • The Sac State Rewards Program, which provides additional incentives through vouchers and discounts on campus goods and services.

Commitment:

  • • Enrollment in at least 15 units per semester, or 30 units per year, including summer session classes, if needed.
  • • Use of Smart Planner to plan all courses through graduation.
  • • One appointment per semester with a general advisor, graduation advisor, or major advisor to review courses and degree planning.
  • • Keep “on-track” with degree road map as determined by the Academic Requirements Report.
  • • An overall GPA of at least 2.0 each semester of enrollment until the completion of your degree.
  • *Only admitted, incoming first-year students are eligible for the pledge.

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“Through in Two” student benefits:

  • • Priority registration for fall semester, spring semester, and summer session classes to stay “on track.”
  • • In-person appointments with an advisor each semester to review courses and degree progression.
  • • The Sac State Rewards Program, which provides additional incentives through vouchers and discounts on campus goods and services.

Commitment:

  • • Enrollment in at least 15 units per semester, or 30 units per year, as required to complete your bachelor’s degree, including summer session classes, if needed.
  • • Use of Smart Planner to plan all courses through graduation.
  • • One appointment per semester with a major advisor to review courses and degree planning.
  • • Keep “on-track” with degree road map as determined by the Academic Requirements Report.
  • • An overall GPA of at least 2.0 each semester of enrollment until the completion of your degree.
  • *Only admitted, incoming transfer students are eligible for the pledge.

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