Too often students think they are approaching the end of their educational journey only to find out they aren’t in alignment with their degree requirements. To mitigate these unexpected detours and eliminate barriers to degree completion, Metropolitan State University of Denver created the Rowdy Pit Stop initiative.
The Rowdy Pit Stop reminds students to review their Degree Progress Report/Academic Plan and check in with their advisor on Oct. 15 and March 15 each year. The goal is to empower students with knowledge about their degree status and progression to ensure that they are still on the quickest path to graduation.
The DPR identifies academic requirements, lists transfer and repeated course credits, and shows how current coursework would apply to different programs.
Participating in the Rowdy Pit Stop and checking in with advisors is one of the easiest, most effective ways to ensure students aren’t overpaying or spending time earning unnecessary credits for their degree requirements.
How faculty and staff can help:
- Direct students to the Rowdy Pit Stop website.
- Announce the initiative in classes and spread the word among student employees,
- Familiarize yourself with the three simple steps to check a DPR should students have questions.
- Add the Rowdy Pit Stop dates, Oct. 15 and March 15, to your office or department’s annual calendar.
- Share this helpful flyer.