Ohio University

OHIO Guarantee+ Graduation Plan

OHIO’s Guarantee+ Graduation Plan reimagines the student experience by creating an individualized curricular and experiential pathway with a clear timeline to completion that meets the needs of each student. Our goal is for students to graduate on time and on plan – typically in four years or less – although students certainly will have the option to seek multiple degrees or added certifications that could require additional time. In addition, students who enter with 30 credit hours may be eligible to design degree paths that take them to the commencement stage in just three years.

We’ll work together to develop a personalized graduation plan that integrates academic, career and co-curricular opportunities with key support services to stay on track. You’ll have support transitioning into college, mentorship from faculty with experience in your field of interest, key career and experiential learning opportunities, and preparation to define your next steps as you graduate.

Both the student and the University commit to the student finishing on time and on plan. When a student commits to their OHIO Guarantee+ Graduation Plan, they commit to taking the actions necessary to follow their plan and meeting the milestones outlined in their personalized OHIO Guarantee+ Graduation Plan. This includes meeting with their advisor as outlined in their plan, registering for courses during their enrollment window, and maintaining progress toward their degree. OHIO commits to working with the student to create their OHIO Guarantee+ Graduation Plan and to providing access to the opportunities and milestones as outlined on the student’s plan, such as advising, career coaching, and required courses to make sure the student stays on track. If a student meets all the obligations of their Guarantee+ Graduation Plan but cannot graduate on time and on plan due to the unavailability of necessary courses or other required elements in their plan, Ohio University will find a way to make it right, including appropriate course substitutions or covering the tuition and fees of any additional required courses, if necessary.

 
You can expect intentional check-ins along the way as outlined in your OHIO Guarantee+ Graduation Plan to make sure you are on track. We’ll work together to update your plan as necessary as you explore your interests and identify new opportunities.

Ohio University will launch the OHIO Guarantee+ Graduation Plan in phases, with students in 17 undergraduate programs across six colleges being the first to benefit, beginning in fall 2020.

Ohio University will phase in the program for all undergraduate students by fall of 2022.

Plan Your Coursework and Your Career

We’ll work together to develop a personalized graduation plan that integrates academic, career and co-curricular opportunities with key support services to stay on track. You’ll have support transitioning into college, mentorship from faculty with experience in your field of interest, key career and experiential learning opportunities and preparation to define your next steps as you graduate.

Degrees Included in 2020 Phase One Launch

The OHIO Guarantee+ Graduation Plan will launch in fall 2020 with 17 select undergraduate degree programs as well as Honors Tutorial College programs and undecided majors in the College of Arts & Sciences.  Initial programs include:

  • Accounting

  • Business Analytics

  • Business Economics

  • Business Pre-Law

  • Communication Studies

  • Engineering Technology and Management

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Exercise Physiology

  • Finance

  • International Business

  • Management and Strategic Leadership

  • Management Information Systems

  • Marketing

  • Music Education

  • Psychology (Athens campus)

  • Sport Management

  • Studio Art (BFA)

 

All undergraduate programs will be included by fall 2022. More information about the OHIO Guarantee+ Graduation Plan, including details around the student's obligations and the university's mutual commitment, will be added to this page during the spring semester. If you have specific questions, please fill out the form on this page and let us know what questions you have!