Ready to Graduate?
Graduation, Commencement & Beyond
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What is a Senior Check? (Senior Check Form)
A senior check is an audit of a prospective graduate’s academic record in which an official list of remaining degree requirements is provided to the student. It is important to request a senior check so that the Arts and Sciences Advising Center and your department advisor can help you make sure you on are on track to graduate.
When should I get a senior check?
We strongly encourage all undergraduate students to request a Senior Check once they have completed 91 credit hours of coursework. If a student does not request a Senior Check, the responsibility for meeting the requirements for graduation falls on the student; if errors are made, they can prevent graduation at the anticipated date.
How can I get a senior check?
Students can have a Senior Check completed by doing ONE of the following options:
- Schedule an appointment with an advisor to go over remaining degree requirements
- Submit an electronic request using the Undergraduate Senior Check Form.
Once the request is completed, an official list of remaining degree requirements will be sent to the student’s UNO email address.
What is DegreeWorks?
Degree Works is an online degree audit that lists all of a student’s requirements in an easily readable format. The information in Degree Works can be viewed by your academic advisor as well as you. It is a great tool for helping you stay on track for graduation and to prepare for advising appointments. You can explore with your advisor different possibilities if you are thinking about making a change to your academic program
Where can I access DegreeWorks?
Students have access to DegreeWorks through their MavLINK homepage.
How can DegreeWorks tell me when I’m ready to apply for graduation?
When you sign up for your last semester of classes, DegreeWorks should show:
- Progress bar at 98% completion (Not 97% or 99%)
- Credits showing 100 % complete
- No RED should be in your report
What are the graduation requirements in the College of Arts & Sciences?
• A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required to graduate.
- • A minimum of 120 completed credit hours is required to graduate.
- • A minimum of 27 completed credit hours of upper-division (3000/4000 level)
- coursework (effective Fall 2017).
- All required courses must be completed with a "C-" or higher. (NOTE: Some programs require a "C" or higher in major and/or minor coursework. Please check with your major/departmental advisor on your program’s grade requirement.)
When do I apply for Graduation?
You must complete an Application for Degree during the semester in which you plan to graduate. Application for Degree deadlines are in the academic calendar.
How do I apply for Graduation?
Log into MavLINK and fill out the application on or before the deadline for that Graduation Ceremony. Directions and guidelines on completing this process can be found on the Registrar’s webpage. There is a $35.00 Application for Degree fee payable at the time the application is submitted. There is a $5.00 fee for certificate programs.
At what times during the academic year can a student graduate?
A student may graduate in May, August, or December; however, commencement ceremonies are only held in May and December.
What is commencement?
A ceremony during which degrees or diplomas are given to students who have graduated from a college.
Do I have to attend commencement to get my diploma?
You do NOT have to attend commencement, but UNO strongly encourages it. Commencement is a chance for your family and friends to see you walk across the stage and celebrate your accomplishments.
When do I get my diploma?
Diplomas will be mailed out within one month after graduation.
Visit UNO's Commencement website for more information on the upcoming ceremony and how to get your graduation regalia (robes, caps, tassels, etc).
How can I find out more about jobs?
UNO has a wonderful Academic Career and Development Center (ACDC) that can help you learn more about different employment opportunities. Your major department is also a wonderful resource.
Can someone help me with my resume?
ACDC also provides services and tools to help students create and/or refine their resumes:
- ACDC’s Additional Resources
- Visit UNO’s ACDC webpage for more information about the career services and tools they may provide.
Why would I want to go to graduate school?
It might help you advance in your field of choice or provide more in-depth learning.
What kind of degrees can I earn at the Graduate level?
Students can typically earn a Master’s degree (which is usually a 2-3 year program) or Doctorate degree (which is usually a 4-5 year program).
How do I apply to graduate school?
The admission requirements can vary for different programs, so it would be important to check with that program on what they require for admission.
Visit UNO’S Graduate Studies website for more information on our Doctoral and Master’s degree programs.