Prior to registering for classes, if your earned hours indicate that you are within a year of completing degree requirements, you will need to answer a question about when you plan to graduate. The Graduation Intent question asks you to indicate whether you intend to complete the requirements of your program of study in the coming year: the upcoming spring semester, the summer semester, or fall semester. If you indicate that you plan to finish in the semester/term for which you are registering, you will receive a reminder email with a link to the online graduation application. The reminder email to apply for graduation is sent as a courtesy. Students are expected to apply for graduation by the deadline stated in the academic calendar. Answering the question indicating intent to graduate is not a substitute for submitting an application. Students that register for their final semester on paper should indicate intent on their paper form as well.
Graduation Application Process
Submission of a graduation application is a requirement for graduation. Completion of the graduation application also prompts the office of the registrar to conduct a graduation audit. Graduation applications are typically due within a week of the start of your final term but students should check the academic calendar for official deadlines. Graduate students have the ability to submit graduation applications as soon as advance registration begins for their final semester. Following submission of your graduation application and registration for your final semester, our office will conduct a graduation audit and you will be notified (via Dominican email) if there are any deficiencies that impede your ability to graduate. If you are eligible to graduate, based on earned and currently enrolled coursework, a "Prospective Graduate" hold will be placed on your account and you can assume that you are on track to confer your degree.
Graduation Audit Information
Upon submission of the graduation application, your academic record is thoroughly examined in the Office of the Registrar to determine if you will have completed all courses required for your degree by the end of your final term (based on earned and currently enrolled coursework). Your record will be reviewed to identify anything that may be missing from your core curriculum requirements, major and minor requirements, or total credit requirement. Based on the results of your graduation audit, one of the holds listed below will be placed on your account. Graduation audits are typically completed by the add/drop deadline of your final semester. This allows students time to make schedule changes within the add/drop period if any deficiencies are found. Students are encouraged to submit graduation applications early in the period between advance registration and the first day of classes to ensure their audit will be complete before the add/drop deadline.
= Prospective Graduate (you are tentatively on track to graduate. Add/drop/withdrawal form is required for any schedule change)
GD = Prospective Graduate/Deficient (a deficiency must be resolved to be eligible to graduate, this warning will allow for on line adds in order to resolve deficiency)
= Prospective Graduate/Incomplete (an incomplete must be resolved to be eligible to graduate. Add/drop/withdrawal form is required for any schedule change)
= Transfer Transcript Graduation (official transfer credit is needed to be eligible to graduate. Add/drop/withdrawal form is required for any schedule change)