Just for Seniors –Graduation Check-out Process
Just like you were required to apply for admission into the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at UD, you must also apply to graduate!
- If you are a CANR student planning to graduate, you must complete an Application for Graduation Clearance, as well as a Graduation major(s) Check Sheet(s). As a senior, you will not be cleared to graduate, nor permitted to walk in graduation ceremonies, if the paperwork has not been turned into the Office of Academic Programs in 104 Townsend Hall.The deadline for these forms is May 1st for Fall and Winter graduates and December 1st for Spring and Summer graduates. (i.e. For Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 graduates, your deadline is May 1, 2012; For Spring 2013 and Summer 2013 graduates, your deadline is December 1, 2012)
- Make an appointment to meet with your academic advisor and use this meeting to review your Senior Check sheet for your major(s) and minor(s) and to verify your final semester.
During this appointment:
- Verify that your graduation term is correct in UDSIS
- Confirm that you will satisfy ALL degree requirements with the completion of the upcoming semester.
- Make sure you fulfill your requirements by taking courses approved for breadth and major requirements based upon the catalog printed the year you entered the university not the year you plan to graduate. (i.e. Do not use the fall 2010 catalog if you entered in 2006.)
- Confirm you have the minimum number of credits for graduation. Don’t forget to include currently enrolled courses.
- Confirm that you satisfied your FYE and DLE requirements as appropriate.
- Finalize a Senior Check sheet for your major(s) and minor(s) by having your advisor and department chairperson sign your Senior Check sheet(s) for your major(s). Any course substitutions/waivers must be clearly documented with appropriate approval. Only your department chairperson can permit substitutions/waivers for major requirements; Only Dean Yackoski can approve substitutions/waivers for university/college requirements.
- Verify that your major(s), concentration(s) and minor(s) are listed correctly in UDSIS. Use the online Change of Program/Plan form to delete or add any academic program.
- Verify that your email and local address is accurate in UDSIS. You will not receive important information regarding commencement and convocation ceremonies if it is not correct.
- Verify that any transfer or AP credits are accurately posted to your record and are counted in your total credits. AP’s are listed at the beginning of your unofficial transcript and/or you Degree Progress Report in UDSIS. Contact UD’s Transfer Center in the University Visitor Center if anything is inaccurate or is missing.
- Make sure you complete course work for any Incomplete (I) or Sustaining (S) grades.
- If you have a Communication Condition on your record, it needs to be removed.
- Review the following list of common errors that prevent students from graduating and don’t let it happen to you!
- You can’t count ENGL 166 for ENGL 110. It is not permitted.
- You should not double count credits. If you took a course more than once, you can only count the credits ONE time, even if you got a better grade. Also, if you used a course to fulfill two requirements, you can only count the credits one time.
- You shouldn’t count duplicate credits. In other words, you can’t count credits for two or more of the following courses: MATH 113, 114, 115, OR 117. Similarly, you can only count credits for either CHEM 101/103 OR CHEM 102/104.
- Courses must be approved to fulfill University and College Breadth requirements. Refer to your catalog for a list of approved courses.
- Don’t forget that Math 010 or ENGL 011 are non-college credit courses and counting them for credit is not permitted.
- Don’t forget the C- and/or GPA rules in some departments’ major requirements. Be sure to check your catalog.
- You must have at least a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA to graduate.
- Make sure you check the minimum number of credits required for your major as each major varies.