4-Year Guarantee

The following programs of study are excluded from the Four-Year Guarantee:

  1. Self-designed majors.
  2. Any major that the College does not permit to count as a student’s primary major (e.g., ACT-In, Secondary Education)
  3. Programs of study that require completion at another institution (e.g., the Dual-Degree Engineering Curriculum, Occupational Therapy, etc.)

Students pursuing these programs of study are urged to work closely with their academic advisors in order to meet requirements for graduation as efficiently as possible.

4-Year Graduation Guarantee

William Jewell College believes that graduation in four years should be an expectation for all students. You can spend up to six years completing the undergraduate degree requirements at many schools, thus adding to tuition costs. Jewell’s Four-Year Graduation Guarantee* ensures timely completion of a great liberal arts education, positioning our students for transition into graduate school or career choices ahead of most peers.

*Students who follow academic advising guidelines are guaranteed to graduate four years (eight consecutive semesters) from the date of their original matriculation. If our failure to offer the courses required for your major or errors in academic advising cause you to need an additional course or courses in the fifth year, the College will pay the tuition plus any course fees for those required courses up to 16 credit hours within one year of the originally projected graduation date.


of Jewell alumni have jobs or are in graduate school within six months of graduating