It is shocking to note that each semester more than 200 FSU seniors on the downhill to graduation hit a roadblock in their progress to degree completion. While there are many extenuating circumstances and challenges surrounding a student taking a break prior to graduation, GPS is fully committed to finding a way to assist every undergraduate student in reaching their graduation goals!
Barriers to Graduation Success
- loss or end of financial support
- personal illness or accident
- lack of commitment, stalled progress, or “stopped out” in current major
- mental fatigue or simply the need for an academic break
- family or work obligations
- relocation or lack of accessibility to campus
- … and the list goes on!
These details are just some of the reasons why it might take some creative thinking, additional resources, or a partnership to come up with a viable graduation plan. GPS is here to help students overcome these graduation hurdles.
Looking to finish your degree? Contact Lynn Helton, firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 644-2144 to start the conversation.
Completion Campaign Overview
In 2017, the Graduation Planning & Strategies office launched the Completion Campaign. GPS designed this initiative to help students navigate barriers by providing support, a connection to resources, and a PLAN, to gain the academic momentum needed to realize the graduation finish line.
To date GPS has identified and provided 1on1 outreach to more than 2,100 seniors not currently enrolled in the present semester. An often forgotten and complex population, we continue to follow up with these students through their re-enrollment and degree completion journey. Under the direction and persistence of the work provided through the Completion Campaign, GPS has aided in the confirmation of over 800 undergraduate degrees.