Start With a Plan.

Five key areas:

Plan to Finish

Plan to Finish is the University of Utah's plan for retaining and graduating more students includes a series of strategic shifts to support student success, engage students in learning communities, community based learning, and applied learning in capstone experiences. This academic success tool can help students imagine the bigger picture and what they can accomplish during their time here at the U and beyond.

The principal Plan to Finish message is: take four years to finish, and our role is to provide resources and attractive alternatives that make it possible for students to take 30 credit hours each academic calendar year.

New U Student Experience

  • Learning Communities
  • Support for Student Success
  • Engaged Learning
  • Capstone Experiences

The New U Student Experience consists of four stages and allows for an enhanced, engaged, inspiring, transformative path through an undergraduate education. This four-stage process will be the principal advising tool for Student Success Advocates, Orientation Leaders, Peer Mentors.

Academic Planning

  • Major Exploration Center
  • Academic Advising
  • MajorApplication Preparation
  • Course Planning

Success in college starts with making a plan. The U is here to help with every step of planning your successful academic career. From selecting a major, to charting your course to graduation, you won't be alone. There are talented and knowledgable people ready to lend a hand. And as things change during your time at the U we'll be there to help you adjust your Academic Plan.

Advising & Mentoring

  • Academic Advising
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Professional & Academic Mentors
  • LEAP, BlockU, LLCs, & Honors

Academic Advising and Mentoring is not a one time occurrence. At the U we are there with you every step of the way. We know things change. A plan that is put in place when you enter the U will certainly change. Your Academic Advisor and Mentor will be there with you every step of the way to ensure your success.

Flexible Scheduling

  • 15 to Finish, 30 in a year
  • Online courses
  • Spring, Summer, Fall Options

Your situation will be unique and a standard college schedule may not work, but that shouldn't deter you from finishing college quickly. There are many different ways to get the classes and credits needed. College is about options and the U is making it easier than ever to fit your schedule to your busy life.

Financial Incentives

  • Benefits of 30 in a Year
  • Scholarships & Financial Aid
  • Personal Money Management
  • Plateau Tuition

College can be expensive. There's no way around it. But that doesn't mean it's not possible or that there isn't a way through college that doesn't incur massive debt. There are programs and resources available to you on campus that will help you plan the best financial path to graduation. No two circumstances are the same, let us help you find what makes sense for your situation.