Student Benefits

The Four Bear Program provides the following benefits to students:

  • Four Bear Registration Priority: since the focus of Four Bear is to help students graduate in four years, we understand the importance of successfully registering for classes when you need them.  With the Four Bear Registration Priority, you register for classes ahead of your peers, which essentially guarantees that you get the classes you need, when you need them. 
  • Focused Workshops: to help you on your path to graduation, Four Bear puts on several workshops on topics related to academic planning.  More information on the workshops is available on the 'Four Bear Workshops' link to the left. 
  • The Four Bear Program will assist students in working with their degree program to secure course substitution approval or overrides should the student be denied access to a course in the student's graduation plan.
  • If the student is unable to register for a planned course because of factors within the University's control, UM will pay post-four year tuition and mandatory fees until the student graduates in accordance with the last submitted graduation plan.  Several restrictions apply; contact Four Bear Program Coordinator for details.