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Four-Year Plan

Finish-in-Four Graduation Guarantee

Boise State University’s Computer Science Department is committed to student success and is excited to be participating in the University’s Finish-in-Four Graduation Guarantee program.

Finish-in-Four Plans by Academic Year

About the Program

  • Finish-in-Four is designed to encourage and assist students in timely 4-year graduation.
  • Freshmen students sign an agreement in order to participate.  Find more details in “How to Participate” below.
  • Students are assigned an academic advisor who assists with academic planning, course registration, and career guidance.
  • Boise State University ensures course availability does not limit the student’s ability to graduate in four years.
  • There is no penalty for students that decide to withdraw from the program.
  • Boise State University assumes tuition responsibility for required course(s) needed for degree completion if not available as per agreement.

Benefits for Participating Students

  • Stay on track academically: The written four-year course plan outlines which classes to take and when so that the degree takes just four years.
  • Find an accelerated path into the job market or advanced education: The sooner the degree completed, the sooner the long-term career begins.
  • Save money: Additional semesters of classes, especially when taking 12 credits or less, really adds up.
  • Experience greater opportunities for educational enrichment: Pre-plan study abroad programs, internships/practica, service learning experiences and summer school enrollment.
  • Enjoy a rewarding academic focus: Earning 32 credits a year (summers can be included) and maintaining good academic standing ensures a first-class intellectual experience.

How to participate

Students who wish to pursue the Finish in Four Graduation Guarantee need to complete the following steps:

    • Review the agreement located at prior to requesting a meeting with an academic advisor.
    • Make a list of questions to discuss.  Answers to frequently asked questions can be found at
    • Meet with an academic advisor in the Computer Science Department.
      • Check your Student Center to find name and contact info for assigned academic advisor.
      • If no academic advisor has been assigned, contact the Department office at 208-426-5766 for more information.
    • Develop a four-year plan with help from an assigned academic advisor
    • Complete the plan and sign the agreement
      • Both the student and the advisor must sign the agreement.
      • Both the four year plan and the agreement must be sent to:

Advising and Academic Support Center
MS 1150
Simplot/Micron Advising and Success Hub
(208) 426-4049