Martin Methodist College unveils new Graduation Promise
October 21, 2016
Martin Methodist College (MMC) released a new promise to its students today called the “Four-Year Graduation Promise.” This promise guarantees students they will complete their degree and graduate in four years.
“The state average for a student graduating with a baccalaureate degree is 5.5 years,” said Interim Acting President Robby Shelton. “And we are offering our students this promise to communicate to them our confidence in getting them to commencement in just four years.”
The Four-Year Promise will be extended to all students at MMC who are admitted in the fall and meet the following criteria:
- Be officially accepted into a major at the end of their sophomore year and must not subsequently change their declared major.
- Complete at least 15 hours each semester of college-level work approved by their faculty mentor and consistent with their major (no remedial or developmental courses).
- Maintain good academic standing, maintaining the minimum G.P.A. required by their specific program of study.
- Maintain good standing with both the Financial Aid and Business Offices, and register for classes at the assigned times for each semester.
- Complete “intent to graduate” form when it is due.
- Stay enrolled for 8 semesters in succession, not including summer terms.
“This is an aggressive move for MMC, but we firmly believe students want to know they matter and they aren’t left to their own devices to make it to graduation. Part of MMC’s appeal to our students is the nurturing environment that exists here, and this promise only supports and encourages that kind of environment,” Shelton said.
For more specific information on the Four-Year Promise, visit www.martinmethodist.edu or call 931-363-9804 or 1-800-467-1273.