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Four-Year Graduation Pledge

Four-Year Graduation Pledge

The Four-Year Graduation Pledge application period for Fall 2022 has ended. Application was active on June 6th, 2022 and deadline to apply for the program was Friday, August 5th, 2022.

There are two subgroups in the Four-Year Graduation Pledge Program:

  • Four-Year Graduation Pledge
  • California Promise Four-Year Graduation Pledge (Limited Space) - Must be a California Resident in one of the following majors:
    • Administration - Concentrations in: Accounting, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Systems and Technology, Management, Marketing, Sports & Entertainment Marketing, Supply Chain Management
    • Anthropology
    • Chemistry (B.A.) - Chemistry Concentration, Biochemistry Concentration
    • Chemistry (B.S.) - Biochemistry Concentration 
    • Communication - Relational and Organizational Communication, Media Studies Concentrations
    • Computer Systems - Game Development, General Interdisciplinary, System Administration Concentrations
    • Economics - Applied Economics, General, Mathematical Economics Tracks
    • English - Creative Writing, Linguistics, Literature Tracks
    • Environmental Health Sciences
    • Geology (B.A.) - General Geology Concentration
    • Health Services Administration
    • Information Systems and Technology - Options in: Cyber Security, Intelligence, Computer Information Systems
    • Kinesiology - Exercise Science, Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education Concentrations
    • Mathematics - General (B.A.), Teaching Mathematics Concentration (B.S.)
    • Nutrition Sciences and Dietetics
    • Physics (B.A.)
    • Political Economy
    • Political Science
    • Public Health 
    • Social Sciences - Economics, Geography, Political Science Concentrations
    • Sociology - General, Social Service and Community Research Concentrations

Who is Eligible?

All entering freshmen who:

  • Have declared a major (and concentration if applicable)
  • Are willing to earn 30 semester units or more per academic year (degree applicable)
  • Have met all entrance requirements for the major. 


  • Majors that require more than 120 semester units will need to earn more units per year.
  • Some majors may require a higher level math (i.e. Math 2210) to be completed within first academic year. 

What is the Student's Obligation?

Students are required to submit an application online and attend a mandatory information session.

  • Students may not have more than one major declared, as having multiple majors and/or minors will increase the amount of units required and may result in not meeting the four-year graduation deadline.
  • Students may not have more than one minor declared.
  • Students may not have more than one concentration declared, if applicable. 
  • Students must COMPLETE an average of at least 15 units per semester (30 units per year) to reach the minimum of 120 semester units required for a degree in four years. Majors that require more than 120 semester units will need to earn more units per year.
  • Students are required to submit an Education Plan within their first academic semester to plan and track their degree coursework and requirements. 
  • Students must enroll each semester during their assigned on-line registration time. Students enrolling late cannot be assured of getting courses needed.
  • Maintain a 3.0 CSUSB and cumulative grade point average after each semester.
  • Meet regularly with their academic advisor, follow the agreed upon Education Plan each semester.
  • Impacted majors must be accepted into their major according to the department's established schedule.
  • Take courses at times (day or evening) when they are offered and/or available and in correct sequence.  Note: Students who change their major or concentration or who take a leave of absence may not necessarily be able to graduate in four years. Approval from the Four-Year Graduation Pledge Coordinator is required to change majors and for reinstatement into the Four-Year Graduation Pledge after a leave of absence. If approved, a new, advisor-approved, Education Plan demonstrating four-year graduation MUST be submitted to Advising & Academic Services.
  • Demonstrate accountability by complying with all administrative and academic policies and procedures. Non-compliance will result in cancellation of the pledge agreement. 
  • Students MUST file their Graduation Check no later than the Fall term of their 4th and final academic year.

What is the University's Pledge?

  • California State University, San Bernardino pledges to provide sufficient classes for the Four-Year Graduation Pledge Program students in order for them to graduate in four years. All Four-Year Graduation Pledge Program students will receive a higher registration appointment date based on their academic progress monitored by Advising & Academic Services, Undergraduate Studies.

  • Participants who continue to meet eligibility (see above) must utilize their designated higher registration appointment date and time to ensure timely advancement toward graduation.

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