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Four-year Graduation Guarantee

Four-Year Graduation Guarantee

Hanover College’s four-year graduation guarantee promises students will graduate in four years (eight semesters), or tuition for a fifth year is free. Students must maintain full-time, consecutive enrollment during all four years, sustain good academic standing and be progressing satisfactorily toward their degree. Students must also declare their major “on time” which is the end of their sophomore year.

“We are very confident that the value proposition Hanover College delivers to students is second to none, and that our student outcomes are exceptional,” said President Lake Lambert. “Hanover has always focused on enabling our students to graduate in four years. This new guarantee is meant to reinforce that commitment by giving incoming first-year students and their families reassurance that their financial investment for a college education will not be open-ended.”


The four-year graduation guarantee took effect in Fall 2020 and does not apply for double or changed majors. Students must live on campus during the fifth year.


  • 8 terms of consecutive, full-time enrollment
  • Good academic standing in all 8 terms
  • Has not met the requirements for graduation with 1 major after 8 terms
  • Major declared end of sophomore year


For questions about returning student eligibility, contact the Office of Admission.