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Graduating Senior Priority

Graduating seniors or postbaccalaureate students with a degree application on file in the Graduation and Academic Records Office may register on the first day of Period I for their final two quarters. Students who postpone their graduation may save their priority quarters by not registering before their regular senior or postbaccalaureate priority day. When students have used their Graduating Senior Priority for two quarters, their registration priority reverts to the regular senior or postbaccalaureate schedule. See the quarterly Time Schedule for current information.

Filing an Application for Baccalaureate Degree

A student should file a written application for his or her degree with the Graduation and Academic Records Office, 264 Schmitz, two to three quarters before the expected date of graduation. The absolute deadline for filing an application is Friday of the third week of the quarter in which the student intends to graduate.

It is the student's responsibility to apply for a degree or certificate, because degrees are not automatically awarded when requirements have been satisfied. Application forms and diploma cards are available in the major departments.

The signature of the department head or of an authorized adviser must appear on the application in the space provided for "Signature of major adviser." If the student's major is in a college other than Arts and Sciences, the signature of the dean or a designated representative is required. The student is also required to sign the application.

Departmental advisers should notify the Graduation and Academic Records Office of any changes made to the courses and credits listed on the application.

If an applicant is ineligible to graduate because of a deficiency, the Graduation and Academic Records Office will notify the student.