Western Illinois University has developed a program designed to help students complete their undergraduate degree in four years or less. The University is committed to helping students graduate in a timely fashion and has developed GradTrac to enable them to achieve this goal. GradTrac utilizes WIU's automated degree audit so students and advisers keep current on degree progress. GradTrac is not a graduation requirement or an academic regulation. Regularly admitted freshman may choose to participate in the GradTrac program. Participation in GradTrac requires significant initiative during a student's years at WIU.

Specifically, a student must:

If a student changes majors and can still complete all remaining requirements within the time specified by the GradTrac agreement, the agreement remains valid. Appropriate signatures must be secured from the adviser and chair of the new major.

Students may enroll in an additional major or minor or in programs leading to additional licensing and certification, if he/she can complete all of these requirements within the time specified by the GradTrac agreement. A student must consult with her/his academic adviser in a timely manner in order to accomplish these changes or additions.

Transfer and summer credits may count toward GradTrac requirements, but the academic terms in which these credits are earned will not be counted as part of the GradTrac agreement.

If, after working with an academic adviser, it appears that graduation may be delayed due to the unavailability of a course, a student must obtain the requisite form from the adviser and file it with that adviser no later than two working days after the end of the published pre-registration period. The form will be forwarded to the department chair and college dean.

If a student meets all the conditions of the degree plan but is unable to graduate due to the unavailability of a course, the University will offer one of the following options:

Majors Participating in GradTrac*

* Due to additional course requirements, teacher education is not included in GradTrac.