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Graduating Students

The student must complete faculty and program requirements in order to graduate. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all faculty requirements are met before graduation. All students should check with their advisers early in the graduating year if they have any questions about whether they will meet all program requirements by graduation time. Here is a handy worksheet to keep track of faculty, program, and elective credits: Graduating Worksheet (SOUSA) [.pdf]

It is essential that students indicate their expected graduation term when they register and verify their choice on the advising transcript (Minerva). Service Point should be notified immediately when a final-year student changes their graduation term.

The minimum CGPA required to graduate is 2.0.

Information pertaining to the convocation ceremonies.

Registration for graduation

Students in their final year must choose their graduation term on Minerva and verify this date. When final-year students are blocked from changing their graduation term on Minerva, they must notify Service Point immediately.

Students who fail to graduate as expected and who do not reregister must apply to the Director of Advising Services to graduate. Applications to graduate must be made sufficiently in advance of the expected graduation date to allow the faculty and department to verify the student's record. For further information, students should contact SOUSA , Dawson Hall, 4th Floor, Room 405.

U3 students' graduation checklist

checkmark Select an appropriate graduation term on Minerva:

  • All U3 students who are in their graduating year/term must select one of the following graduation flags on Minerva:

    • I expect all of my courses will be completed by the end of the Fall term in December (February Graduation; June Convocation).
    • I expect all of my courses will be completed by the end of the Winter term in April (May Graduation; May/June Convocation)
    • I expect all of my courses will be completed by the end of the Summer term in August (October Graduation; Oct/Nov Convocation)
    • I do not expect to graduate in the coming year
  • If you are blocked from making changes on Minerva, contact the SOUSA Office (Dawson Hall, 4th Floor, Room 405) immediately.
  • WARNING: It is your responsibility to select a correct graduation term. If a wrong term or "Not Graduating" is selected in error you risk not being recommended for graduation.

checkmark Print a copy of your unofficial transcript from Minerva.

checkmark Ensure accurate program registration.

  • Verify your program and course registration on Minerva.
  • If necessary correct your program on Minerva.
  • If you are blocked from making changes on Minerva, contact the SOUSA Office (Dawson Hall, 4th Floor, Room 405) immediately.

checkmark Verify with your program adviser(s) that you have completed all program requirements. Verify with your SOUSA advisor that you have completed your freshman requirements, if applicable. 

checkmark Verify that the number of credits you expect to complete by the end of the term matches the number that you are required to complete for your degree.

Be aware of codes attached to your courses that may exclude them from the average and/or credit count, for example, 'I' flags, 'E' flags, or 'A' flags. This can occur if you have taken a course that is not approved for your degree, or you have repeated a course that is considered equivalent to one you have already completed. Note that if you are repeating a course that you already passed with a D grade, you will not receive additional credit (although both grades will count in your CGPA).

checkmark Verify that you have not exceeded the number of outside faculty credits permitted towards your degree.

checkmark Verify that you have not not taken too many electives under the S/U OPTION.

checkmark Ensure that your telephone number and address are up to date so that if there is a problem, SOUSA advisers can reach you quickly.

  • Make any necessary changes using Minerva.
  • We may need to contact you when we review your record for graduation.
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