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Senior Year Checklist

Class of 2018, use this checklist to confirm that you are on track to graduate in May.

  • Make sure you will have enough credits: 124 credits for College students and 128 credits for Engineering students.
  • Meet with your academic department adviser to be cleared for graduating with your major or concentration.
  • Review your Degree Audit Report for accuracy in SSOL.
  • Meet with your advising dean from the James H. and Christine Turk Berick Center for Student Advising to confirm your eligibility to graduate.
  • Apply for your degree before December 1 to avoid any delays in receiving your diploma and to be considered for academic honors.
  • Confirm that all of your grades and/or incomplete grades from previous semesters are posted accurately and that you have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better.
  • Pay the balances on all of your accounts, and ensure that no holds have been placed by checking SSOL.

Once all of that is out of the way, get ready to attend graduation...

  • Register for Commencement in the spring and request tickets for your guests if you plan to attend.
  • Update your contact information in SSOL, and double-check the spelling of your name. Information from SSOL will be used for both the Class Day program and for shipping your diploma!
  • Purchase your cap and gown from the bookstore and keep it in a safe place until graduation.
  • All students whose financial aid packages include federal loans are required to complete an exit interview with Student Financial Services via SSOL.
  • Discuss with your family and guests where you will meet them following Class Day and Commencement.

And prepare for life after Columbia!

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