Ready for Graduation? Tips for Your Senior
The months and weeks leading up to graduation can be the busiest times your son or daughter will face as a college student. Beyond the typical demands — finishing classes, taking exams and writing papers — there are some additional steps that need to be taken. Keep your student on track during senior year with
our overview below.
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Register for the graduation certification course. By registering for this zero-credit course, seniors will be notifying the Office of the Registrar that they intend to graduate at the end of the semester for which they register. This class does not meet regularly, although students may be contacted by their dean to review graduation certification procedures together.
Initiate certification of each major and minor. This is handled directly with the dean of the school offering the major or minor. Signed certifications are due in the Office of the Registrar by the deadline for the graduating term, but keep in mind that deadlines for requesting the certification are set by the deans. Any requests for certification received by the Registrar’s Office after the deadline will be delayed until the next term.
Complete the Computer Competency tests. St. Edward’s University prepares students for today’s workplace by ensuring they have top-notch computer skills. Students can complete the six-module Computer Competency Requirements online and can even take a practice test to make sure their skills are up to date.
Beyond the steps identified above, seniors should also be aware of several obligations that must be met before they can graduate:
- Pay any outstanding balances with Student Financial Services.
- Return all equipment and books to Instructional Technolog and the library.
- Complete a debt management session (for students who obtained a College Access Loan, Federal Stafford Loan or Perkins Loan).
And, finally, encourage your student to attend end-of-year graduation events and parties sponsored by the university — it’s a time of year to celebrate!
View more details about graduation and what to expect at the ceremony.