Student Success

College Scheduler: Four Year Planning

Year 1: 0-29 hrs Year 2: 30-59 hrs Year 3: 60-89 hrs Year 4: 90+ hrs
Freshman➩ Sophomore➩ Junior➩   Senior

You got accepted to Morehouse – You need 120 hours to graduate – How do you do it in four years? 

We recommend that every student build a four-year plan that maps out all standard curriculum, major and minor requirements, as well as co-curricular activities. Sometimes it will take more than four years to graduate. Your choice of major (i.e. engineering), changing majors, taking advantage of an internship or another experiential learning opportunity, family and full-time work obligations, and loss of funding are common reasons for needing more time. Think about this when developing your academic plan and when you need to leave and return to the college for other reasons. The goal is to finish and not waste time or money.

30 Credit Hours and Change in Class Standing Initiative

We encourage students to earn at least 15 credit hours a semester (ultimately 30 a year) to progress toward their degree in 4 years or less:

Freshmen:   0-29 hours 
Sophomores: 30-59 hours
Juniors:        60-89 hours
Seniors:            90-119 hours  
Graduates:   120+ hours

Degree Progress Evaluations

It is strongly recommended that students see their academic advisor at least once each semester to discuss their academic plan. Students whose Cumulative GPA is below 2.0 or whose last semester GPA is below 2.0 are required to meet with their academic advisor more frequently and seek learning support.

Below are some key points to get it done in four years:

  • Collaborate with your academic advisor to develop a plan and meet regularly with the advisor to monitor your progress. Always discuss the impact of changing majors, withdrawing from a course, and repeating courses prior to submitting official paperwork.
  • Earn at least 15 credit hours each semester and maintain a 2.0+ G.P.A. to ensure a change in class standing each year. Moreover, if feasible given your academic profile, talk to your faculty advisor about taking 18 credit hours because the tuition fee is the same as taking 12 or 15 credit hours and you could graduate in 3.5 years and save.
  • Second-semester sophomores and juniors are required to meet with the Coordinator of Academic Advising and Support ( if they have not yet declared a major.
  • Do not procrastinate in getting advised and registered for classes for the upcoming semester in Tigernet. 
  • Register for Crown Forum and its associated seminars/assemblies every semester and attend more than the required number of sessions.
  • Work for success so that you can gain and integrate knowledge as you persist through your degree program.
  • Stay engaged. History shows that the more you feel a part of the Morehouse community, the better you can do academically. Expect and demand excellence from yourself and others.
  • Don't abandon your course! A grade of "F" is recorded for a course abandoned without an official withdrawal.
  • Fulfill all obligations to remove an 'I" for incomplete work prior to the deadline. Failure to do so results in a grade change that could negatively impact your academic progess.
  • Before you drop or withdraw from a course, talk with your instructor, academic advisor, and/or a representative of the Office of Financial Aid. Consider that a change or reduction in course load may impact your:
  1. Scholarship; if the guidelines for receiving the scholarship require full-time student enrollment and your actions result in taking fewer than 12 credit hours.
  2. Federal student aid. In other words, you have to make good enough grades, and complete enough classes (credits, hours, etc.), to keep moving toward successfully completing your degree.
  3. Athletic eligibility. If you are a student-athlete, you must see the Athletic Academic Advisement and Skills Enhancement Specialist first, to obtain permission, before taking a signed form to your academic advisor.
  4. Automobile or health insurance; if you receive discounts for being a full-time student.
  5. Visa; if you are an international student.
  6. Future plans. Multiple "Ws" on your transcript can send the wrong message to prospective employers or graduate schools.
  7. Ability to graduate in four years. See your academic advisor on a regular basis to avoid surprises on your graduation audit.