I realize this isn’t exactly breaking news, though it’s always worth a mention, in my opinion. United’s College Plus program gives you 10,000 Mileage Plus miles just for graduating college. You have to sign up before you graduate, and once you graduate just send them your transcript and you get 10,000 miles. It seems either undergrad or graduate degrees qualifies, though not an associates degree.

Speaking of college, you know why I’m writing this now? Well, I have an exam tomorrow, and I’m doing absolutely everything in my power to put off studying. Oh, the irony! Instead of writing about how one can earn miles for graduating, I should study so that I can graduate and earn miles. Follow? :D

  1. October 6th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    hobo13 said,

    Haha, must have been a slow news day! :-)

  2. October 7th, 2010 at 3:48 am

    Paul said,

    Part I hate is its only for full time students…. Guess carrrying a half time graduate school load, working full time, and having a family was already enough celebration…….

  3. October 7th, 2010 at 5:49 am

    Rufftackle said,

    I found out about this promotion about six months after I graduated …. ;(

  4. October 8th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Jason said,

    @Rufftackel I signed up two months after I graduated, still sent in my transcript, and got the 10,000 miles

  5. November 10th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    blandis said,


    Unfortunately, it looks like United is phasing out this longtime promotion. To get the 10,000 mile graduation bonus, you had to register for it before the first of this month. It’s really too bad; it was an awesome reward for finishing school, and it seemed like a (reasonably) genuinely nice gesture on the part of United. Those 10,000 miles definitely made a lasting impression on me!

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