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Job Placement Guarantee FAQ

Job Placement Guarantee FAQ

Students can enroll in the JPG any time before or during their first semester on campus. If you would like to enroll, please visit with your student success coach when you are enrolling in classes or contact us at 918-631-2345 or

Harvey is the online learning management system that TU uses to deliver all course content (Hurricane Academic Resource Virtually Everywhere). Both in-person and virtual courses have a Harvey component. The JPG will use Harvey to track all assignments and completion of requirements. It will also contain video and text resources to help students complete the JPG. Special announcements will be sent through Harvey to your specific JPG cohort. The actual JPG course will be listed in your “organizations” section, and all the content will stay with you for all 4 years you are in the program.

The Job Placement Guarantee (JPG) is available to all new students entering fall 2022 or later. Current students are unable to enroll in the JPG but will have access to all the same resources and opportunities that enrollees have; they just would not be eligible for the tuition benefit.

Yes, we ask that students applying to medical school do so their junior year, which aligns with the traditional medical school applications process. Work closely with your career coach to make sure that you are meeting all the shadowing and entrance requirements.

Yes, the JPG is available to all incoming students with 60 or more credit hours remaining to complete at TU. Working with your career coach, you may be able to use your service and other work-related experience to satisfy some of these requirements.

Yes, the JPG program is available to all majors, so you would still be enrolled if you chose to change majors as long as the change is made prior to the first day of your junior year. If you decide to change majors after that date, you can still participate in the program, but you would not be eligible for the tuition benefit.

In many instances, yes you can take a gap year, but it needs to be coordinated with your career coach and the manager of the JPG program WELL in advance of the gap year.

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate students who wish to take time off upon graduation. Many of our senior year requirements include job searching, applications, and interviewing. This does not mean that we do not want you to take advantage of all the professional development you will receive while participating in the program; you just will not be eligible for the semester tuition benefit.

You should apply for your graduate program! If going to graduate school at The University of Tulsa is your goal, the JPG can help you achieve it. TU has an impressive merit scholarship program available to most graduate students. Continuing your education here is an excellent and affordable choice. If, for some reason, you are not accepted into your choice graduate program (several TU programs are very selective and only take a small number of students each year), you could still be eligible to receive the tuition benefit in one of our other programs (or in the non-degree seeking area) as long as you meet the requirements of the JPG. Also, please remember that we ask students to apply to multiple graduate schools, so if you aren’t accepted at TU, you may be accepted at another university and you can still accomplish your goal. Make sure you are also studying for any necessary entrance requirements for the program you wish to apply to; THAT is a requirement for the JPG.

Click on the link below to see the graduate programs we offer here at TU.

Graduate Programs

No, the tuition benefit only applies to graduate programs offered in the Graduate School at The University of Tulsa. The College of Law is not part of the Graduate School offerings. Click on the link below to see the graduate programs we offer here at TU.

Graduate Programs

If you are offered a job and choose not to accept it, you will not be able to receive the free semester tuition benefit. Conditional offers also count as job offers. So, if you are offered a job based on a certain graduation date or passing a certain test – including drug tests by the organization presenting the offers or a background check – but you fail to meet the conditions, you will not be eligible for the free semester tuition benefit. Make sure that you are keeping up with your coursework and meeting with your student success coach to ensure you are set for your projected graduation.

A position that is degree required or degree preferred from an employer’s perspective, or student desired in a field or related field of study, counts as a job.  Positions can be full-time or part-time.

No, the tuition benefit only applies to the courses. Students are responsible for any fees or living expenses incurred during the semester.

For the 4-year track, you can expect to spend between 10-15 hours working through the general requirements and attending workshops/webinars each year. Many of these requirements may be fulfilled in a classroom setting. For example, the informational interview is required in the First Year Experience course, so that would not be additional time spent for the JPG.


Beginning your 2nd year, you have from the last day of your first year to the first day of your 3rd year to complete the sophomore experience requirement, which is the equivalent of 40 hours of experiential learning. Certain summer jobs, the 1-hour public service internship, study abroad, global scholars, TURC, job shadowing and many other experiences may count toward this requirement. You will also be asked to complete 10 hours of community service which can be combined with a class or student organization requirement as well.

During your 3rd year, you will be asked to complete a 160-hour minimum internship or verifiable work experience, 10 hours of community service, and some type of leadership training. Leadership training can be done in many ways: through a class here on campus, training in your student organization, required job training for your summer job, or even a series of virtual webinars, among other opportunities. The time commitment for leadership training can be as little as 2 hours to as much as 40 hours or even more depending on your level of interest.

In your 4th year, you will still have 10 hours of community service and your regular commitments, but most of your time will be spent on the job search and interview process. Again, time spent here can be as little as 15 hours if you are doing the bare minimum, but the expectation will be that you are actively seeking jobs or positions in graduate or professional schools.

Students interested in following a career path with subjective barriers to entry (like becoming an artist, musician, self-employed consultant, athlete, etc.) are encouraged to do so. However, the guarantee does only pertain to applying for jobs or applying to postgraduate professional programs. Students who wish to work freelance can use the JPG to help them find an entry-level job that would allow them the freedom to pursue their goals in a freelance capacity. The JPG does not guarantee the sale of art, winning auditions, professional athletics, or the viability of a start-up or entrepreneurial endeavor.