How to Graduate on Time....


College is a commitment. Earning 15 credits per semester may not be easy, but it will give you the advantage of graduating on time and getting ahead. Know the courses you need to graduate, and meet with your advisor to map out a plan to earn your degree on time.
Check your degree's recommended 4 year plan at: First Year Advising


Make school your priority. If it's possible, cut back on work time so you can earn 15 credits per semester and finish faster. The payoff in your salary as a college graduate will be worth it.


Check your degree audit (Student Advisement) in WebSTAR and Make sure all courses you are enrolled in, go towards your degree. Before registering each semester, talk to your academic advisor and ensure that the courses you take will count toward completing your major.


If you have to work, consider working on campus while taking 15 credits. You'll have more flexibility in your schedule and will have a shorter commute time than if you work off campus.


Be ready for freshman English and Math, and take these courses as part of your first year of college. Students who take 15 credits per semester and complete their English and Math courses early are more likely to graduate on time.


Fill out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), the application used by nearly all colleges and universities to determine eligibility for federal, state, and college-sponsored financial aid, including grants, educational loans, and work-study programs. You may be eligible for grants and free gift aid which do not have to be paid-back. With financial assistance, you can concentrate on your studies, work fewer hours and finish college faster.



Be proactive and ask for help. On campus, you're surrounded with people and resources with the purpose of helping you get your degree. Ask for help from professors, teaching assistants, academic advisors and even fellow students when you need it. Explore the resources available on campus and find a tutor if required.


Take summer classes! Even if you can't take 15 credits a semester, take summer classes to stay on track. Make sure you are enrolled in 30 hours per year.


WebSTAR is University of New Orleans degree audit check, which maps your pathway to graduation at all times. You can also do a "What If" function if you're considering to change your major.