4 to Finish Guarantee

You'll finish in four years — or we'll pay for your classes.

Get a head start on your future

Graduating from college on time can make all the difference in your success.

When you finish in four years, you'll start your career or move on to grad school sooner than 60% of your peers.

You'll also avoid paying more in tuition — saving yourself money.

Where will you be in 8 years?
Graduate On Time
Graduate in 6 years

Estimates based on national averages for college debt, starting salary, yearly raises, and $8,893 of college debt for each additional year, as estimated by College Complete America (4-Year Myth).

Get the classes you need

"4 to Finish" is our guarantee that your graduation won't be delayed because you can't get into the classes you need.

You'll get priority registration each semester so that you can graduate on time — something overcrowded state schools can't guarantee.

If you can't get a class you need, then we'll help you find an acceptable substitute. If there isn't one? Then we'll pick up the cost of the extra time to finish your degree.

4-Year Graduation Rates


Stay on track

Your advisor will meet with you each semester to review your plans for at least the next two years — another benefit of our outstanding faculty-to-student ratio.

To get started you'll sign the agreement in your freshman year and declare your major by your third semester (science and education majors will need to declare in the first semester).

Due to the fact I organized all my courses in advance, I'm actually ahead of the game and planning to graduate a semester early with both a major and a minor.

Talia Van Wingerden '17

It's important for me to graduate in four years because as much as I love being a part of Cal Lutheran, I'm ready to finish school and start a career in the industry that I've always wanted to be a part of.

Matt Waxman '17

Ready to learn more?

Contact your admission counselor or check out the Frequently Asked Questions.